Arthur Earl Ghizzoni
Arthur Earl Ghizzoni (1970-2004). Audrey’s grandson and son of Audrey’s oldest daughter, Dawn B. (née MacDonald) Ghizzoni and Julio F. Ghizzoni. Born on September 8, 1970 in Warwick, RI, he died on November 5, 2004 in Randolph, N.H., of injuries sustained in an auto accident on a snowy road. His funeral was held on Thursday, November 11, 2004. He was the cherished brother of Doreen A. (née Ghizzoni) Verity and beloved brother-in-law of David M. Verity. He was raised in West Warwick, Rhode Island and moved to Cranston, Rhode Island where he lived for six years as the devoted companion of Terrie-Lynn Bell.
Arthur attended West Warwick High School; he earned an associate’s degree from the Community College of Rhode Island and attended The University of Rhode Island, where he majored in music. He was a talented musician and guitar enthusiast.
He also enjoyed hiking and climbing and had just finished hiking the Appalachian Mountain Trail, one year prior to the accident.
Arthur was an assistant manager at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS). He and his work associate were driving to the White Mountains in New Hampshire to volunteer their time by clearing snowy trails for hikers. The driver of the car lost control of his vehicle on a snowy road, swerved into oncoming traffic, killing both of them instantly.
In memory of Arthur’s love of life and music, a live concert was held in Warwick, RI in the spring of 2005. It was sponsored, managed and performed by his friends. Many family members and friends attended. The concert raised money towards the purchase of a tree in Arthur’s memory through the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). The tree is planted at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.