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Terrence Murray is honored with our Emo Dinitto Rhode Island Chapter’s Distinguished American Award for his unparalleled success in the business communities of Rhode Island, the region and across the nation.

Mr. Murray’s outstanding career began in 1962, after graduation from Harvard University with his Bachelor’s Degree, when he joined the FleetBoston Financial Corporation.  Over the years, he served in several Fleet Bank-Rhode Island Departments, and in just 16 years, attesting to his knowledge, expertise and work ethic, was elected President of FleetBoston Financial and the Bank in 1978.  Four years later in 1982, Terry, as he is widely known, was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of FleetBoston and the Bank, culminating his extraordinary rise to the pinnacle of his profession. He continued to guide Fleet until his retirement in 2003, and is still considered one of the financial industry’s most recognized executives. Under his leadership, the Company grew from a small Rhode Island bank…then doing business as Industrial National…to a $200 Billion financial institution ranking in the top ten nationally.

Today, despite being deeply involved with several hobbies and the Murray Family Charitable Foundation, while dividing his time between homes in Narragansett and Palm Beach, Florida he continues to be a valued resource for advice on things financial. He owns several racehorses, is an avid golfer, collects special artworks, and enjoys travel, reading and is a sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox.

Terry’s accomplishments have led to a number of prestigious directorships and board memberships, as well as with a myriad of special associations, advisory councils, commissions and committees, many for which he served as chairman.

He’s the recipient of eight honorary degrees from New England colleges and universities, was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame, has been honored with several other major national, regional and community awards, including humanitarian recognition, and was named New Englander of the Year, as well as New England Business Person of the Year, among his many prestigious accolades.

Both Terry and his wife Suzanne are native Rhode Islanders, and are the parents of five children and have eight grand-





1988 – William Gilbane

1989 – U.S. Senator John O. Pastore

1990 – Henry A. “Hank” Soar

1991 – Matt Cavanagh (Friendship Award)

1991 – Mosi Tatupu (Friendship Award)

1992 – Paul Choquette, Jr.

1993 – Gov. Philip W. Noel

1994 – Steve Grogan

1995 – Hon. John E. Orton III

1996 – U.S. Senator Claiborne deBorda Pell

1997 – Bradford Boss

1998 – Harry Kizirian

1999 – U.S. Senator Jack Reed

2000 – Armand LaMontague 2001 – Ben Mondor

2002 – Gov. J.J. Garrahy

2003 – Mike Tranghese

2004 – A.J. Smith

2005 – Gov. Donald Carcieri

2006 – Hon. Ronald Machtley

2007 – Joseph MarcAurele

2008 – Rev. Brian Shanley

2009 – Dr. Robert Carothers

2010 – Brig. General James Dunn

2011 – William Gilbane, Jr.

2012 - Michael Goldberger







Bob Wylie has fashioned a football coaching career seldom accomplished by his peers and he’s done it quietly and efficiently by both professional and collegiate standards since 1980. And he owns the unique distinction of having instructed the game at five different levels including Pop Warner, junior high, and high school, as well as the NFL, CFL and college teams.

A native of West Warwick where he played for famed grid coach Monk Maznicki, Bob later taught, coached and was an administrator. Earlier, he played linebacker at the college level in Colorado for three seasons before transferring to the then Roger Williams College in Bristol where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies. In 1975, Bob gained his Master’s Degree in Economics from URI.

In 1980 he began a distinguished pro and college gridiron coaching career, mostly the offensive line, with a total of 15 teams. Bob coached the OL for the next ten years, first for Brown and then Holy Cross, was the offensive coordinator at Ohio University, and returned to the offensive line at Colorado State.

In 1990, with considerable success at the collegiate level, he was hired by the NFL’s New York Jets to coach tight ends, then the OL with Tampa Bay, the University of Cincinnati in 1996 and the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals a year later.

In 1999 he began a five year NFL stay with Chicago and a season at Arizona before returning to the collegiate game at Syracuse. In 2007, Bob left for the Canadian Football League, first with Winnipeg and then Saskatchewan, and came back to the NFL at Denver, followed by Oakland, all with the offensive line.

Over the years, his offensive lines and tight ends enjoyed considerable success for which Bob was given much credit. He was a major contributor to two CFL teams that played in the famed Grey Cup game, and his athletes in the NFL and collegiate ranks helped to establish numerous team and player records.

He’s been inducted into the West Warwick High School, National Football Foundation and Rhode Island Football Coaches Halls of Fame, served as an executive member of the NFL Assistant Coaches Association and received the League’s Extra Effort Award for his work with Chicago-area youth.

Bob’s also a consultant for EA Sports on the 2014 Madden Game and is the organizer of a popular annual Offensive Line Clinic that takes place in Cincinnati and features some of the nation’s top coaches. He’s a licensed pilot, amateur magician and accomplished musician, and has a daughter and a grandson.




1988 – Dr. Americo S. Savastano

1989 – Jack Cronin

1990 – Frank Maznicki

1991 – Dick Reynolds

1992 – Jack Zilly

1993 – Ambrose Smith

1994 – Steve Furness

1995 – John Huntington

1996 – Bernie Buonanno, Sr.

1997 – John Toppa

1998 – Domenic DiLuglio

1999 – Frank Navarro

2000 - Mark Whipple

2001 – Bob Griffin

2002 – Maurice Zarchen

2003 – Ron Petro

2004 – Chet O’Neill

2005 – Richard Lynch

2006 – Tony Centore

2007 – Bill Stringfellow

2008 – Mickey Kwiatkowski

2009 – Phil Estes

2010 – John Gillooly

2011 – Charlie Gibbons

2012 - Dick Downey







“Give a busy person another job and they’ll get it done,” is an old axiom, and perhaps doesn’t fit everyone, but it certainly does in the case of John Pagano, an outstanding official of three sports, popular teacher, successful coach and administrator, and an excellent athlete honored for his many years of dedication to high school sports, and especially as a highly respected football official.

John grew up in Cranston, graduated in 1950 from Cranston High School, now Cranston East, enrolled at URI, then Rhode Island State, earning his BS Degree in Physical Education, Health and Science in 1954.

In high school, he played football, was the most improved runner for his cross-country team, won a state wrestling title and was all-Class A as a standout baseball outfielder, captaining his team. He went on to star in baseball four seasons at Kingston, also captaining the Rams.

John joined the Army, spent 16 months in Seoul, Korea where he played three sports, then became a fulltime graduate student at Boston University, gaining his Master’s Degree in Education, and in 1957, began an exemplary teaching, coaching and officiating career spanning a combined 45 years.

John taught at the former Lockwood Senior High, Warwick Vets and Pilgrim for a total 33 years, 27 of which were at Pilgrim, and retired from teaching in 1990. Overall, he coached JV football, wrestling and baseball, and championship varsity wrestling for 22 seasons and girls softball for five years, and also served as Athletic Director and Department Head of Physical Education and Health at Pilgrim.

A consummate athlete, he played baseball in the famed Amateur League for more than 20 seasons, starting at age 14, league golf 26 years, both fast and slow pitch softball 45 years, and senior basketball 21 seasons. His baseball and softball teams won several titles, and he’s won two golf tournaments and still plays today.

John has been an accomplished football official for 45 years, worked eight Super Bowls, is still going strong at the age of 80, and also continues to umpire softball after 36 seasons, including Championship finals five times. He decided to give up officiating baseball after 34 years, including working ten title games.

He’s been inducted into the New England and Rhode Island Wrestling, the OSIA of R.I. Sports and the R.I. Interscholastic League Halls of Fame, and has received a pair of prestigious Pard Pearce Awards from the Rhode Island Coaches and Officials Associations.

John and his wife Irene raised three children and have four grandchildren.




1997 – Irving Scott

1998 – Peter Capirchio

1999 – George Tracy

2000 – Lou Cimini

2001 – Bob Benz

2002 – Vin Sclama

2003 – Thomas Mulvey

2004 – Clint Robertson

2005 – Ted Gilmartin

2006 – Phil Kershaw

2007 – Raymond Beattie

2008 – Charles Lehourites

2009 – Bob Flick

2010 – Edward “Bud” Conley

2011 – Philip “Bob” Caito

2012 - James Peluso



Mt. Pleasant HS

6’ 2”, 230 lbs., OC/ILB


Providence Country Day

5’ 8”, 170 lbs., QB/DB


West Warwick HS

5’ 10”, 200 lbs., OT/DT


Westerly HS

6’ 4”, 210 lbs., QB/DB



Classical HS

5’ 9”, 230 lbs., OC/DT



Burrillville HS

6’ 1”, 175 lbs., TE/MLB


Bishop Hendricken

5’ 11”, 190 lbs., DB


Tiverton HS

5’ 10”, 150 lbs., QB/DB


St. George's School

6'4", 240lbs, OC/DT


Ponaganset HS

6'2", 195lbs, RB/LB/DB


Central HS

5'11", 227lbs, OT/DT, DE


Johnston HS

6’ 0”, 210 lbs., OC/OT, DT


1988 1989
Christopher Brown Middletown Anthony Abilheria Bristol
George Calcagni MosesBrown Brian Card Ponaganset
Ronald Chopoorian Cranston West Paul Cicilline Rogers
David DeStefano Barrington John Cioe Toll Gate
Peter Gillis Portsmouth Abbey David Daignault Lincoln
Mark Goldstein Toll Gate John Gorman St. Raphael
Steven Holland Narragansett Chad Gwaltney Westerly
Sean King Rogers Walter Kretzer Hendricken
*E.G. Morse LaSalle Scott McVeigh Cumberland
Peter Sczerbinski Hendricken William Murray Naval Acad. Prep
David Small Cumberland Matthew Poage Portsmouth
Jim Sykora North Kingstown *Matthew Rojotte West Warwick
Russell Torres East Greenwich
1990 1991
Johnathan Boudreau Cumberland Mark Fecteua West Warwick
Dino Campoiano Johnston Carnell Henderso Woonsocket
Vincent Cereir Ponaganset Garth Hebert Barrington
Gregory Cipriano Hendricken Ryan Kirwin Rogers
Scott Geyer Bristol Kevin Masso North Providence
Gavin Gray Portsmouth Dan O'Donnell Westerly
Shane Halloran Middletown Rajesh Pancholi Toll Gate
George Kinnear Smithfield Ken Rahn Narragansett
Christopher Pincince Woonsocket *Carl Ricci LaSalle
Daniel Rekru LaSalle Craig Santerre Cumberland
*Michael Simone West Warwick Mark Swistak North Kingstown
Charles Thompson Barrington John Walsh Warwick
William White Rogers
1992 1993
Steven Astorino Tiverton Scott Davis  Narragansett
*Matthew Blessing Narragansett Anthony DeLuise Johnston
David Boulanger Coventry Timothy Engel Portsmouth
Frank Ciorlano Cranston West *Jeffrey Fecteau West Warwick
Michael Fallon West Warwick David Galazin Moses Brown
Jason Gale Bristol Barry Houle North Smithfield
Michael Gerhardt Barrington Matthew Lundgren Classical
Jason Hendricks Hendricken Michael Maigret Toll Gate
Mark Marinelli  Pilgrim Thomas Pincine Woonsocket
George Mason LaSalle John Puniello Bristol
Deon Mobray Moses Brown Timothy Reed Rogers
Wayne Ryan Perras Portsmouth H. Alex Rembjas North Kingstown
1994 1995
Jason Dennis Classical Timothy Bosco Smithfield
*Andrew Donnelly North Kingstown Tony Clarke Coventry
*Bryan Fecteau Coventry Jeffrey Davide West Warwick
Luke Hebert Barrington Jason Dubois North Smithfield
Scott Leonard Warwick Vets Jonathan Greene Barrington
Sean Marchetti Toll Gate Scott Hopkins Johnston
Patrick McPherson North Smithfield Shadi Kiraki Hendricken
Brian Panoof Moses Brown Johnathan Pincince Woonsocket
Matthew Plain East Greenwich Andrew Salvo East Providence
Matthew Samson Johnston James Scribner Portsmouth
Michael Siravo St. Raphael *Gerald Theroux Warwick Vets
Michael Viveiros Mt. Hope *Jacob Thompson Toll Gate
1996 1997
Christopher Arthurs Cumberland Brad Andrews Lincoln
Ramio DaCosta Shea John Chmieleski Johnston
Jack Emmons Exeter-W. Greenwich Shawn Feeley St. Raphael
Joseph Janton West Warwick *Fred Faber East Greenwich
Clifton Lawerence Hendricken *Ethan Fricklas North Kingstown
Edward McDonald Pilgrim Andrew Inzer North Smithfield
Jonathan McPeak Cranston East Keith Mann South Kingstown
*Michael Owens Toll Gate Michael Marolla Mt. Hope
*Christopher Paolino Barrington John Martin East Providence
Samuel Paquin North Kingstown Jason Nappa Warwick Vets
Kevin Robinson East Greenwich Kyle Rowley Hendricken
Christopher Viveiros Mt. Hope James George Coventry
1998 1999
Fred Batista Mt. Pleasant Christiano Andrade East Providence
*Jeremy Dubois North Smithfield David Dolan Johnston
Michael Jaycox Shea Paul Arrighi Shea
*David Label Portsmouth Jeremy Ead Cranston West
Kevin Malvey Middletown Jared Davis North Kingstown
Derek McCowan East Greenwich Justin Lamboy Warwick
John Morris Warwick Vets Patrick McDonald Pilgrim
Jeremy Moses Cranston West *Lawrence Rainey Portsmouth
Bryan Nordan Central Falls Ryan O'Grady West Warwick
Matthew Raiche West Warwick *Samuel Snead Mt. Pleasant
Travis Rowley Hendricken Jason Proulx Mt. Hope
Ryan Tracey St. Raphael Ryan Zilly Narragansett
2000 2001
Eric Anderson West Warwick James Bucci Johnston
*John Audett East Greenwich *Sean Fortin Barrington
James Bushell Warwick Vets Patrick Harner Exeter- West Greenwich
Andrew Langlois South Kingstown Raul Lopez Shea
Thomas Principe Mt. Hope Chris Mendillo Pilgrim
Christopher Rolfe Portsmouth Benjamin Nieves Mt. Pleasant
Luke Stedman East Providence Ralph Plumb Portsmouth
Neil St. Jean St. Raphael James Query Cumberland
Michael Torilli Pilgrim Matthew Rainone Cranston West
Joseph Walter Barrington Steven Silva East Providence
Ryan Wheeler Narragansett *Matthew Siravo St. Raphael
*Bradley White Hendricken Jan Vezikov Cranston East
2002 2003
Ansu Baysah Classical Joe Gintron Mt. Pleasant
Joseph Britto Moses Brown Kevin Donlon East Greenwich
*Timothy Burbridge East Greenwich Eric Gendron Warwick Veterans
Conor Galvin Portsmouth Jordon Kowalski Portsmouth
Ben Kampper Pilgrim Matthew Laroche St. Raphael
Bryan Nappa Warwick Gavin Login South Kingstown
Michael Poole Westerly Brian Lopes Tiverton
Matt Richards LaSalle *David Lucier Moses Brown
Christopher Satti Toll Gate Adam Mowry Westerly
Robert Speaker Barrington *Stephen Petteruti Hendricken
*Kyle Tracey St. Raphael James Silva East Providence
Christopher Wheeler Narragansett Michael Varela Classical
2004 2005
Jesse Dubey Burrillville Steven Detonnancourt Burrillville
Jamie Flaherty South Kingstown Steven Donlon East Greenwich
John Fogarty Smithfield Peter Fogarty Smithfield
Derek Knight Shea Anthony Marsella Woonsocket
Christopher Mallard Cranston West *Andrew Matson Moses Brown
Christopher McVay Warwick Veterans Kyle Murray Cranston West
Kyle Mullane Cumberland Albert Omijie Hope
Daniel Politelli West Warwick Matthew Ouellette North Kingstown
Peter Serra Westerly Cory Parker Tolman
Jared Urban Mt. Hope *Johnathan Roberts Hendricken
*Jeffrey Wardyga Barrington Ryan Sanborn Westerly
*Shane Whittet East Providence Ryan Wirth Barrington
2006 2007
*Robert Angell Cranston East Mohammad Abdalah Shea
Greg Angelone LaSalle *Ryan Coffey Burrillville
Eric Bazinet Smithfield *Sean Donlon East Greenwich
Anthony Castelli Cranston West Alex Iannetta LaSalle
*Michael Galvin Rogers James Lanthrop Westerly
Taylor Marge South Kingston Wilburn Logan North Kingstown
Anderson Nance Mt. Pleasant Andrew Marsella Woonsocket
Christopher Petteruti Hendricken Andrew Mosca Hendricken
Robert Sewall Portsmouth Kenneth Proulx Tiverton
Adam Tracy Moses Brown Anthony Ruoti Rogers
Matt Urban Mt. Hope Patrick Stycos Cranston East
Dean Veleker Exeter/W. Greenwich Theodore Yost Barrington
2008 2009
Craig Argencourt St. Raphael William Alves West Warwick
Laird Egan East Greenwich Bob Bensten Warwick Veterans
Ryan Elkas Cumberland *Tim Bristow LaSalle
Andrew Ferreira Hendricken John Caroulo East Providence
Caleb Gelsomino Ponaganset Cory Cassamas Central Falls
Raymond Iannuccillo North Providence David Galvin Rogers
*Nathan Lovett East Providence Christopher Kundrat Toll Gate
Kevin Luczak Exeter/W. Greenwich Thomas Liguori Westerly
Zachary Okolowitcz Cranston West Michael Millen Narragansett
Nicholas Politelli Toll Gate *Drew Miller St. George
*Neal Rooney LaSalle Alex Monteiro Portsmouth
RJ Shea Barrington Patrick O'Brien North Smithfield
2010 2011
Nick Algiere Westerly *Dana Andrade East Providence
Austin Brown Barrington Jessie Charette Woonsocket
Richard Casiello St.Raphael Christopher Cole Chariho
Kevin Drumm East Greenwich Ethan Ferreira Hendricken
Matthew Eldridge Narragansett *Zachery Furtado Toll Gate
Jomar Farrales Cranston East Erick Holtzmand North Kingstown
Jared Hanson Scituate Rico McCray Middletown
Nicholas Keeling Ponaganset Michael McDermott LaSalle
Scott Leech Lincoln Edward McGrath Cranston East
Emerson Perez East Providnece Michael Minogue Mt. Pleasant
Robert Prashaw Exeter/W. Greenwich Dennis Morral Portsmouth
Tom Verdi Bishop Hendricken Cody Nadeau Cranston West
Brian Buxton Cumberland
Sean Conley South Kingstown
John Morrison West Warwick
Theodore Moskala Mt. Hope
Matthew Pistacchio Narragansett
Brendan Quigly East Providence
Eric Ricciardi Smithfield
Davon Robertson St. Raphael
Jack Ryan Barrington
Frank Wiley Middletown
Samuel Yules Moses Brown
Alexander Zannela Coventry

* Denotes $2,000 award recipients



Toll Gate HS

5'8" 160lbs QB/DB


Cranston East HS

6'0" 160lbs. OE/MLB



St. Raphael Academy

6'1" 170lbs. SE/CB


East Providence HS

6'2" 215lbs. OE/DE



Shea HS

5'7" 180 lbs. RB/DB/LB


Chariho HS

5'8" 150lbs. WR/DB



LaSalle Academy

5'10" 170lbs. WR/DB


Coventry HS

5'10" 185lbs. QB/OLB



Narragansett HS

6'1" 175lbs. RB/DB


Barrington HS

6'5" 210lbs. DT



Exeter/West Greenwich HS

5'11" 150lbs. OG/LB


Scituate HS

5'10" 160lbs. RB/LB


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