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Last updated:14 sept 2010/csb
 

 

In Memoriam

Patri J. Pugliese
1950-2007

Please visit the
Patri Memorial
Page.

Patri in Zouave uniform, Memorial Day 2006

It is with tremendous sadness that The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers announce the death of our
esteemed co-director
Patri J. Pugliese
on Sunday, February 11, 2007.

A memorial service took place June 9, 2007 at
at the Higgins Armory Museum.

To say that he will be sorely missed is an understatement.
As many of you know, Patri courageously battled cancer for most of 2006.

For almost 25 years, Patri generously shared his love and knowledge of historical dance with CVD, as well as the dance and reenacting communities at large. His classes have introduced hundreds of people to the joys of vintage dance. His expectations for excellence have made us all better dancers than we would have been otherwise.

Hannah Roberts Artuso, Co-Director

Condolences can be sent to Barbara, Antonia and Julia Pugliese at:
39 Capen St.
Medford, MA 02155
Their phone number is: 781-396-2870. E-mail can be sent to

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a 529 College Fund set up at Fidelity Investments for Antonia and Julia’s college education by sending a check payable to “Patri’s Girls” to:
Janet Baker
173 Highland St.
West Newton, MA 02465
Donation may also be made to a fund to assist dancers in furthering their historical dance education:
The Dr. Patri J. Pugliese Historical Dance Scholarship Fund
c/o CVD
99 Malvern St.
Melrose, MA 02176
(Please make checks payable to “CVD” and put “PJP Historical Dance Scholarship ” in the memo line.)

CVD
P.O. Box 9, Nahant, Massachusetts 01908
e-mail: 
phone: (617)  819-4283

Visit the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers' Home Page.

Last updated 11 May 2007/csb