Mary R. Politelli was much more than the administrative assistant in the Providence College School of Business (PCSB).
To students and faculty, she was a revered adviser, confidante, and friend. There was no question, no task, no issue too challenging for her. She personified “service with a smile” and didn’t seek credit.
“Mary loved helping people, and she loved her work at PC,” said longtime friend Carol A. Hartley, C.P.A., assistant professor of accountancy. “She was not just very competent, she was one of the kindest people I have ever met.”
Mrs. Politelli lost a lengthy battle with an illness and died at home in West Warwick, R.I., on July 12. She was the wife of Wayne A. Politelli ’88G and the mother of Anthony J. Politelli ’07 & ’09G and Daniel J. Politelli. She also is survived by two brothers and two sisters. Her Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 17 in St. Joseph Church, West Warwick.
Read the rest of the story published in PC Today on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, here.