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Emma Spolizino, 102, of Chester, NJ, recently visited The Hudson County Community College Library to admire a mural painted by her uncle, Charles Renzulli, in 1967. Joined by her daughter, Nancy Healy, Spolizino wanted to see the artwork recently donated by Provident Bank to the Hudson County Community College Foundation.
According to family members, Renzulli, an immigrant from Melfi, Italy and resident of Jersey City most of his life, painted various murals and presented them to multiple banks throughout the city. Each mural was indigenous to a specific neighborhood. The one pictured is from the Greenville Section of Jersey City and depicts the old Morris Canal. Titled, “Morris Canal: ‘Red Bridge’ – Circa 1887,” the mural was on display at Provident’s Greenville branch from 1967 until it was donated to the Hudson County Community College Foundation Art Collection in 2014.
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The Provident Bank, (www.providentnj.com) an FDIC member community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $8.5 billion as of March 31, 2015. With $5.8 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.