Farewell to Ronnie Fatulli, a self-made, hardworking lobsterman

If you wanted info on the fishing business in Newport, you went to Ron Fatulli. Ronnie died this week at age 88, a self-made man who embodied the concept of work ethic. In his prime, no one could outsmart him or outwork him. He was born and raised in fishing country, New Bedford, Massachusetts. After finishing an Army hitch, he bought a small lobster boat and sold sandwiches to sailors in Newport. He opened the Aquidneck Lobster Co. in 1959, and with David Kilroy, turned it into a popular restaurant,,, Ron believed in second chances and hired his share of people in need. He worked seven days a week in a grueling business. Employees could hardly gripe about the work when the boss was putting them to shame. >click to read< 08:30

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