Guy A. Azza, 67, Barrington


Guy A. Azza, 67, of Upland Way, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the Philip Hulitar Center.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Guy V. and Victoria (Andreozzi) Azza, he was a lifelong resident of Barrington.

Mr. Azza was a guidance counselor for the Barrington School Department for 21 years before retiring in 2011. He was the director of the Rhode Island Society of St. Vincent De Paul since 2012.

Guy was a communicant of Holy Angel Church and a communicant and lector at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence and a eucharistic minister at Rhode Island Hospital. He was in-country coordinator, Providence-Haiti Outreach, Port au Prince, Haiti.  Mr. Azza was the founder and treasurer of the Liberation through Education from 2000 to present.

He was a life member of the NAACP. He worked in social services and as a community activist in Providence from 1970 to 1988.

He is survived by a brother, Samuel Azza of Bridgewater, Mass., and several nieces and a nephew.  His funeral will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Ave., Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian burial in Holy Angel Church, Maple Avenue, Barrington at 10 a.m. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.  Flowers are respectfully omitted.

Contributions in Guy’s memory to The Providence Haiti Outreach, 178 Dexter Street, Providence, RI, 02907 would be deeply appreciated.


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RIP. Mr. Azza was a good man. Hard to imagine BHS without him.

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