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Salvatore J. Torregrossa

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Salvatore was born on July 20, 1924 and passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011.

Salvatore was a resident of North Providence, Rhode Island at the time of passing.

He attended North Eastern University.

During WWII, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the 15th Army Airforce¯s 450th Bomber Group. He was a veteran of the African, Middle Eastern and European Theatres, participating in 13 bomber missions, including the historic raids on Regensburg and the Ploesti oil fields. At age 19, severely wounded, he was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars for valor.

Salvatore was married to Angelina.

Visitation Tuesday morning, 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the MACERONI FUNERAL HOME, 1381 Smith St., North Providence, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine Church, Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. Burial with Military Honors will be in RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or to the VA Medical Center, Patient Activities Fund, 830 Chalkstone Ave., Providence, RI 02903.