The Warwick Ice Cream Story, the beginning.
Warwick Ice Cream was founded originally as Warwick Milk, a dairy farm by Charlie Bucci in 1930. He had four sons and a daughter. The three eldest sons were deaf and in those days there was no employment and education for the handicapped. Charlie decided he could teach and educate his sons through working the family business, and this was not just an opportunity for himself but for his entire family. His plan worked! They were employed for all their lives and became successful, despite their adversity, eventually being able to own houses and raise families.
The ice cream business came about when they were creating the milk, they realized that they had a lot of cream left over. Charlie and his sons started a little store in front of the dairy farm in 1932. In 1940, the company evolved into a full service ice cream parlor and restaurant operation. People came from all over Rhode Island to visit Warwick Ice Cream because it was a unique concept and quite advanced for its time. In the mid 1950’s, Charlie’s youngest son, Jerry Bucci Sr., took over the business. In the early 60s, they decided to give full attention to the ice cream production. Warwick Ice Cream started selling to the Navy, submarines, and air bases with government contracts. This was the beginning of Warwick Ice Cream as an ice-cream company. Jerry Bucci Sr. ran it till 1977.