Pawcatuck women featured in book on Italian American women

Jul 21, 2014 976

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch.

"We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and loads of berries."
"We didn't have much money," said the Pawcatuck native, who did a stint at Woolworth's in downtown Westerly before her children were born, and worked at Moore's Mill during the war, "but we had lots of love and lots of memories."

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