The family of George Nasuti, a beloved Woonsocket Athletic Director, coach, father, friend and mentor, have planned a memorial service in his honor for the public to pay tribute to his life.
Nasuti died on Tuesday after suffering injuries from a fall while refereeing a basketball game in Burrilliville last Friday.
In a statement, the family said funeral services for Nasuti will be private and for family only. But in recognition of the overwhelming outpouring of love and concern from the community, they have planned a celebration of his life for Sat., March 1 at Woonsocket High School. The exact time is to be determined.
"Coach’s family would like everyone to know that the outpouring of support has been both humbling and amazing to see and feel. They appreciate the support and kind words that everyone has had to say about George and are now beginning to grasp the immense impact he had on so many lives," the statement read.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to the newly created GEORGE NASUTI SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Donations can be mailed to: Blackstone River Federal Credit Union, 10 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895.