“What a life I’ve had. It has far exceeded anything I could have imagined and provided me with the dearest family of friends,” Kathy Alvino said shortly before her death. Kathleen Mary Alvino passed away peacefully at home on October 8, 2022. She was born April 26, 1946, in Elizabeth, NJ, to John and Kathleen Teator (Trimble) and spent her childhood and teenage years in Linden, NJ. She graduated from St. Mary of the Assumption High School and attended Katherine Gibbs in Montclair, NJ in 1965. These opportunities launched her on a fortuitous career path that brought her joy and surprise throughout her life.
Kathy started her career as a secretary at Convertors Inc., in Newark, NJ and moved on to Merck & Co, where she met her husband, Ted Alvino. In 1973, the couple moved to Rio De Janeiro. This experience opened up a new vision of the world to her, and set her on the path of curiosity, openness to diverse cultures and travels throughout her life.
Kathy eventually moved to Massachusetts, working as a secretary at Fenwal Corporation in Ashland. There, she was introduced to the field of human resources and began her college studies in the evenings. She attended Northeastern University, where she graduated in 1981 with a BS in Industrial Relations. His first HR job was at Crosby Valve & Gage in Wrentham, MA. She earned her MBA in Organizational Development in 1986. After being promoted to HR Director at Crosby, she accepted a two-year posting in England, spending all her free time traveling around Europe and the UK .
Kathy joined RI in 1989, joining RISD as Associate Vice President of Human Resources, a position she held for 10 years. She joined Providence College in 2001 as Associate Vice President of HR. She often said that her PC experience was a special gift from God to her. She cherished every day working and laughing with her many colleagues and very dear Brother friends.
Throughout her life, she has dedicated herself to racial equality and social justice. Her love of learning and experiencing new cultures has taken her to travel to the United States, Brazil, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, France, Croatia, Egypt, Greece , Israel, Australia, Spain and many other countries. Kathy could always be found at the beach, a space that brought her peace and a cherished appreciation of eternity. She loved the arts, including classical music, ballet, theater and museums. Cooking has always been a passion and she enjoyed preparing meals for her many friends. Kathy surrounded herself with beloved friends. His thoughts were always focused on helping others and meeting their needs. This generosity of spirit is also evident in his many philanthropic contributions.
Kathy is survived by her “family of friends – Barbara and Steven Sweeny, Patricia and Mark Coyne, Rebecca Wetzel, Michael Gorman, Dr Harry Sobel, Jill La Point, Frances and John Bonscher and other close family members Friar. She is also survived by her nephews, Timothy Eastman and Thomas Teator; his nieces, Patricia Eastman, Joyce Teator, Linda Rivers, Susan Nutter and Sharon Adamchak; and his cousins Michael Mace and Rima Jakub, Mark Cohen, Rebecca Barner and Mahlon Cohen.
A Memorial Mass will be held for Kathy at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022 at St. Pius Catholic Church, 240 Eaton Street, Providence, RI 02908. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathy’s honor to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute https://www.dana-farber.org/ 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Posted on October 14, 2022
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