Patri J. Pugliese


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  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-Founder

Condolences can be sent to Barbara, Antonia, and Julia Pugliese at: 39 Capen St. Medford, MA 02155 Their phone number is: 781-710-4904.  E-mail can be sent to