Pasquale "Paddy" Read, 86, of Bristol, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Walter and Anna (Palumbo) Read.
Paddy was a constable for the Thomas Pearlman Law Firm for 40 years. He had a long and illustrious boxing career spanning from 1945-1970. During that time, he won many titles, both as an amateur and a professional and was ranked 5th in the world in 1962. He was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005.
He is survived by his son, Pasquale Read; his daughters, Donna Richard, Patrizia Read and Rachael Read; his sisters, Anna DeLuca and Tomasina O'Neil, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Mark Read and brother of the late Walter Read.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 4-7 pm at the Maceroni Funeral Home, 1381 Smith St., North Providence. His funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Paddy's memory may be made to...