Remembering Warwick Downs


To the Editor:

Your story about Warwick Downs was extremely interesting to me.

My newly widowed mother and I moved there in 1930. Our address was 3 Scandia Avenue. (That cottage is still occupied.) My aunt and uncle, Annie and Joe Lizotte, owned and operated a grocery store on Naushon Ave. (We shared a backyard.)

Uncle Joe and my maternal grandfather made some improvements to our new home, enlarging the “parlor,” installing a flush toilet and digging a small cellar.

The land was owned by the Swedish Working Men’s Association. A Mr. Phil Krantz went from door to door to collect the rent.

I lived there until, at age 20, I reported for active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Rosetta (Furey) Desrosiers



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I had Swedish relatives that lived across the street off Narragansett Pkwy in the 1950's. Probably why they built a home in that vicinity.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014