Anna Casador-Sacoccio crowned 2021 Mrs. Rhode Island American Woman of Service

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Anna Casador-Sacoccio crowned 2021 Mrs. Rhode Island American Woman of Service

Cranston resident Anna Casador-Sacoccio was crowned Mrs. International American Woman of Service 2021 in July in Portland, Maine.

In May, she was named Ms. Rhode Island American Woman of Service, which enabled her to compete for an international title with the American Women of Service Organization. She competed for two days in several events with other contenders to win the one-year title and will spend her year promoting her platform, “Empowering Resiliency in Community”, focusing on community service.

Over the weekend of competition, Anna received numerous awards for her community service. She received the Volunteer of the Year award for her work through her foundation, the Eric Medeiros Memorial Foundation, which she established in memory of her son, Eric. She received the People’s Choice Award, which raises funds for the Crown Cares contest platform; the Bears Biscuits Award for his work in the field of animal rescue and adoption; and his second Presidential Gold Service Award.

“I am honored and moved to be named Ms. American Woman of Service International 2021,” she said. “I want to continue to build a thriving community where people have support, no matter what the need. After losing my Eric, becoming an active member of the community again and promoting helping others in his memory has truly been a labor of love for me and a way to help heal my heart. When our help makes someone smile, I know my Eric is smiling too.

During optional competitions, she finished in the top 3 for fitness and lifestyle talent for her stage performance of a narrative poem she wrote and for her non-performing talent video on the using her pastry and cooking skills to help support local charities. The final stages of the competition included “Personal Interview”, “City Fashion Modeling” and, of course, “Evening Dress”.

Over the next year, Anna will use her time as a woman of international service, Mrs. American Woman, to continue her work through her foundation, supporting those less fortunate in the community with food, clothing and d other forms of assistance.

“When there is a need, I try to fill it,” she said.

Anna was born in Providence and lived in the US Virgin Islands for a few years. She was the proud owner of Anna’s Café, serving all kinds of Portuguese dishes and desserts.

After returning to Rhode Island, she is now Vice President of Thermal Energy Inc. and Founder and President of the Eric Medeiros Memorial Foundation (angeleric.org).

Anna was the first to hold the Elite National American Women of Service in 2017 and Classic National American Woman of Service in 2019. She has been selected as Ms. Knightsville Rhode Island America for the past four years and most recently as 2020 Ms. Rhode Island American, finishing in the top 15 at Mrs. America.

She currently resides in Cranston with her husband, Frank. She enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, camping, spending time with friends and family as well as all of her rescued pets.

American Women of Service is a community service competition founded in 2017. To learn more, visit americanwomenofservice.com.

Anna Casador-Sacoccio


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