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VOL. LXXXIV - NO. 6
Highlights of the Purple Aster Ball by Dorothy Berlandi
20 th Annual Memorial Mass by Dorothy Berlandi
Junior Lodge members leading the procession to Mass. Back row left to right back row: Ann Hill, Margaret Campbell, Ron Hill, Denise Furnari, Marylou Abbatessa. Front row left to right: Linda Fouraux, Delia Bartucca, Rita Maletta-Robak, Florence Ferullo Kane and State President James DiStefano. (Continued on Page 7)
BOCCE TOURNAMENT by Dorothy Berlandi
The Annual Memorial Mass was held at the Madonna Queen National Shrine in East Boston on Sunday, November 7, 2009. This Mass is dedicated to all our departed brothers and sisters for their unselfish and devoted service to the Order Sons of Italy in America. Many of our brothers and sisters traveled from Pittsfield, Lee, North Adams, New Hampshire, Worcester and surrounding towns to worship at this special Mass. The weather was perfect for just such an occasion and were welcomed by our State President James DiStefano. The Mass commenced with
a Procession by the Chairman, Benefit Insurance Officers, Grand Lodge Officers and State President James DiStefano and Mrs. Kathy DiStefano, who were directed to their pews by the members of the Wilmington Junior Lodge who served as Ushers. The Altar Servers Justin Crisafulli and Guido DiVecchia followed with State Chaplain Reverend Gregory Mercurio. The music was provided by Mary Ann Bello and Donna Giuliani. The Eucharistic Ministers were Delia Bartucca and Denise Furnari. (Continued on Page 5)
Columbus Day Parade by Dorothy Berlandi Congratulations to the 1st place team from the Francesco DeSantis Natick Lodge #1411 winners in the Women’s Division. Pictured from left to right: Luciano Camilli, State President James DiStefano, Judy Parant, Marguerite Sacchetti, Marisa Pilette, Ellie Mustone, State Treasurer Michael DiStefano, and Lodge Piave Fiume #1036 President and Sports Commission Chairman Stephen DeAngelis.
Congratulations to the winning team from the Lodge Piave Fiume #1036 in the Men’s Division Bocce Tournament. Pictured from left to right: Luciano Camilli, State President James DiStefano, Luigi D’Amico, Rocco Bottega, Lino Rullo (Captain), Giovanni Mucci, State Treasurer Michael DiStefano and Lodge Piave Fiume #1036 President and Sports Commission Chairman Stephen DeAngelis. (Continued on Page 6)
Sunday, October 11, 2009 the Columbus Day Pa rade took place in the North End of Boston. The participants lined up on Cambridge Street awaiting the start of the parade at 1:00 p.m.
This year the co-chairmen of the parade State Trustees Dr. John Christoforo and John Silva, Jr., did an outstanding job. They attended meetings for (Continued on Page 12)
Featuring the Purple Aster, 20th Annual Memorial Mass, Bocce Tournament, and Columbus Day Parade