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Beloved Athletic Director Dies

George Nasuti, a man who touched the hearts and lives of thousands, has died.

Family members said that Nasuti died Tuesday night on Feb. 11 surrounded by people who loved him.

"He passed peacefully and we take great comfort in knowing that in his final days he was doing what he loved most, and that’s being around young people and working in sports," the family said.

Condolences for the family have been pouring in on a Facebook page set up in the wake of the injury he sustained last Friday after he fell during a basketball game in Burrillville.

Nasuti had been in a coma since the injury.

Athletic Director for Woonsocket, Nasuti had a reputation for being strong, respected and infinitely kind hearted. 

"He is one of the classiest and [most] well respected people in the state," wrote Brady Maidement, president of the Rhode Island Athletic Director's Association. 

Nasuti's family is asking for privacy during this difficult time. 

"While this is a private moment for us, we understand that we shared Coach with thousands of people and have felt those thoughts and prayers over these last few days. In the very near future we will announce a public celebration of his life. Thank you for your support during this difficult time."
Brenda Paquin February 12, 2014 at 11:43 AM
We are all numb after learning the news of George's passing. He was a great person as mentioned in other posts. His presence will be missed. Thank you George for all you have done for our school system, city, and mostly the children who you shared your guidance with - they, as we, are better people because of you. God Bless your family in the days ahead.
Nick Juszczyszyn February 12, 2014 at 02:14 PM
Mr.Nasuti had that certain demeanor that rarely comes around in a person, When he spoke he was heard! Mr.Nasuti was truly dedicated to helping kids in Woonsocket do positive things like play sports, Which clearly gave his self much happiness throughout his life. He personally had a strong influence on my sport career at Woonsocket High and he would have went through a brick wall for me to be on that basketball court. My heart goes out to the Nasuti Family, As a student I honestly appreciate Mr.Nasuti's Pride and accomplishments to the City of Woonsocket...
la_mouffette February 12, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Although we are impoverished by his loss, our city and its people are immeasureably richer for having had him at all! Prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family.
Kaleigh Amber February 13, 2014 at 01:36 AM
r.i.p mr.nasuti. you were such a great inspiration. you are truly missed by certainly many people. "give respect, get respect" i may not go to woonsocket high anymore, but i do know that you always tried your best to make it a better place. hope you are ok up there and looking down on all of us. r.i.p <3
Mew February 13, 2014 at 04:43 PM
RIP Mr Nasuti, Heartfelt Sympathy to Family Members. WhAT terrible loss.

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