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POST-GA.ZETTE, JANUARY 3, 2014 Page 9 00'anna 00Babb00nonno Happy New Year everyone, Buon Anne Nuovo. I hope you all enjoyed New Year's Eve in your own way and are look- ing forward to a better year than 2013. Christmas was great for us. My sons came home with their ladies and Christmas Eve was cel- ebrated at my house with the seven fish dishes my wife cooked. My son, John, and his future bride, Beth, bought a house and hosted Christmas morning break- fast for the first time. Later in the day, we all headed to the home of my cousin, Ralph Pepe and combined families for Christmas din- ner. Later in the day, Ralph looked around at all the generations of the family as .they ate, drank or just social- ized. He nodded and said, "The only ones missing are the old-timers." I looked back at him and said, "Oh, they're here" and I pointed to him and then myself. Our par- ents and grandparents gen- erations are gone and we are the old-timers. New Year's Eve is usually spent with a small crowd of close friends. In the past, we have celebrated either at a private club on Common- wealth Avenue in Boston or the museum of the Order of the First Corps of Cadets a few doors away. This year, we were at the home of the leaders of the pack. Dr. Dean Saluti and his lovely wife, Margie Cahn hosted the fes- tivities at their home and a great time was had by all. On the next morning, instead of just relaxing, Loretta and I headed off to Florida to enjoy the climate. Actually, I don't think I mentioned it to you, we bought a condo in Delray Beach. Just before we returned home in October with me facing an operation, a condo came our way. It is in a complex I was familiar with and once we saw the place, I LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13PS817EA Estate of FERELD R. DIEHL, JR. Date of Death October 6, 2011 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Carol A. Diehl of Center Valley, PA. Carol A. Diehl of Center Valley, PA has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Wilt if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner• Run date: 1/3/14 by John Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance said to Loretta, "See that lady, she owns the place and wants to sell it. This is what I want to spend ... go bargain with her." The units in the complex are basically one level two-bedroom two-bath homes. We got it for a bar- gain price, thanks to my wife's ability at bargaining. I tell people she's so good at bargaining, I once saw her make an Arab rug merchant cry. Anyway, we bought the place in October and began to furnish it with the things we like, but I had to return for the operation that tumed out to be three operations and has left me recuperat- ing ever since. By the way, I want to thank those of you who knew about my problem and supported me through my stays at Mass General and Mass Eye and Ear. I will explain the cir- cumstances. A while back, I began losing hearing in my right ear. I thought the rea- son had to do with too many loud drummers behind me for a 50 year stretch. I tried all kinds of hearing aids from cheapies to the expensive electronic devices that work for most people losing their hearing. Nothing worked. My wife made an appoint- ment at Mass Eye and Ear, and after an exam, they sent me for an MR!_. The results showed that I had a non can- cerous brain tumor behind my right ear. It was too big to be zapped and had to be removed surgically. I did a bit of research as to who were the best surgeons and picked one of them to handle the operation. Everything went well, but a problem arose. Spinal fluid kept ris- ing through my system com- ing out of my nose, a prob- lem occurring with about 10% of the people who are operated on for cranial tumors. I had to go back in, this time, not to Mass Gen- eral, but to Mass Eye and Ear LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge SWeet East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P6129EA Estate of GERALDINE SMITH FITZGERALD Date. of Death November 15, 2011 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE . To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Judy F. Kight of Jacksonville, FL. Judy F. Kight of Jacksonville, FL has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration, Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the Eowers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner• Run date: 1/3/14 i next door. Another surgical team had to take over and remedy the situation. Fol- lowing a week's stay in the hospital attempting to put both operations behind me, I needed spinal taps to see ff there was any chance of spinal meningitis. I'm in Florida because the climate is more conducive to recuperating than the cold Northeast. As many of you know, I am a professor at a couple of colleges. I started the fall semester but had to adhere to the schedule of the first surgical team. As a result, I tui-ned my schedule over to Colonel John Silva, a close friend whose expertise in both world history and Ameri- can history rivals my own. John finished the semester for me. Since the operation, I've told the powers that be that I am taking the spring semester off to completely recuperate. I'd rather not return until I am capable of working at the level I was at before my hospitalization. I don't want to be like the un- named great baseball play- ers who stayed on the field that one year too long and made damn fools of them- selves. As the late spring brings an end to the semes- ter, I will see if I'm capable of teaching at my old level of performance, and if so, I will teach an early summer course. Up to this point in my life, I thought I was going to be like Babbononno. He was never sick and neither were his sons, Uncles Paul, Nick (my Godfather) and Uncle Gino. It seems that good health runs or ran on that side of the family. I was following in the foot-steps of my maternal grandfather. In 65, I had to get my nose operated on as I couldn't breathe. Under a local anes- thetic, I conversed with the doctor who asked me, "Do you come from East Boston or the North End?" When I asked why, he responded, "You told me you broke your nose once. I can account for 12 separate breaks! Another time, I was bitten by some- thing venomous and Loretta had me medivaced to Boston to save my life. But, that was it as far as hospitals are concerned, until now. Hopefully things are get- ting back to normal with one exception. The hearing in my right ear will not return and no device will ever help. When I complain to my wife, she replies' "Think of the alternative if you didn't have the operations. You might not be here to complain." But again, as I recoup, I want to thank my friends who were there checking on me every day and those of you readers who knew of my situ- ation and sent cards, letters and such to cheer me up. I won't forget you and will try to respond as time goes on. I close with MILLE GRAZlE and may GOD BLESS AMERICA! Fact |' by bob morel,o pl ax ii!!i!il reviewing the best, i forgetting the rest THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (Season 2, Vol. I) Big Machine Records Season 2 of television's popular show "Nashville," has produced a 'baker's dozen' of outstanding coun- try songs. Along with all the excitement of the show's story, are a handful of strong vocal performances. It begins with Chris Carmack's "What If I Was Willing," followed by Sam Palladio's'"Can't Get It Right," the duo of Lennon & Maisy deliver "A Life That's Good" and "Share With You," plus co-star Connie Britton and Will chase carry the weight of "Ball and Chain," while Claire Bowen and Charles Esten sing the woes of "This Town," and co-star Hayden Panettiere powers through "Trouble Is." Esten solos on "Playin' Tricks," the heart-wrench- ing duet "Why Can't I Say Goodnight" by Bowen/ Palladio shines, trailed by Aubrey Peeples' offer "Tell Me," and a tender a cappella track from Chaley Rose titled "Wayfaring Stranger." Wind- ing down this excellent CD is Jonathan Jackson's ten- der "How You Learn to Live Alone," and the upbeat "Can't Say No to You" performed by Panettiere and Carmack. "Nashville" is the place to enjoy country music! TOWER OF POWER - HIPPER THAN HIP Real Gone Music Tower of Power began making musical history in 1968 when tenor saxophon- ist/vocalist Emilio Castillo met baritone sax player Stephen "Dec" Kupka. Start- ing out as The Motowns, they were paying tribute to the R&B sound that influenced them, adding their own per- LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI13P6036EA Estate of KENNETH WAYNE DOCKERY, SR. Also Known As Dennath Wayne Dockery I Date of Death December 5, 2010 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Sharon Dockery of Missouri City, TX. " Sharon Dockery of Missouri City, TX has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bend. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 1/3/14 sonal twist. In 1970, they be- came known as Tower of Power, and landed a record deal.On May 14, 1974, Tower of Power went into radio sta- tion WIAR in Hempstead, Long Island and played a live- in-the-studio show that set the station ablaze as well as the radios of any listeners that were lucky enough to hear it. Move the time ma- chine nearly 40 years and 'Hipper Than Hip Live' brings Tower' sound to the surface again. Two discs with 14 songs of pure pleasure, in- cluding "You're Still a Young Man," "Down to the Night- club," "So Very Hard to Go," "Time Will Tell" and, "What Is Hip?" with Lenny Williams on vocals. Rolling back the years = hip music! AMERICAN HUSTLE - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Sony Music Entertainment 'American Hustle' is the story about Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), a brilliant con man in the 1970s. The film also stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence. The fifteen-song track is full of several songs that became hits. Check out cuts as, "Jeep's Blues" (Duke Ellington), "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (Elton John), "10538 Overture" (Electric Light Orchestra), "Live and Let Die" (Wings), "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (Bee Gees), "I Feel Love" (Donna Summer), and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes' "Don't Leave Me This Way." Additional hits have "Delilah" (Tom Jones), "I've Got Your Number" (Jack Jones), ELO returns with "Long Black Road," plus "A Horse With No Name" (America), "Stream of Stars" (Jeff Lynne), "Live to Live" (Chris Stills), and Danny Elfman's "Irving Mon- tage." Memories are made of this music! LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 760-5800 Docket No. MI13P6127EA Estate of NORMA JEAN GODWIN Date of Death August 6, 2005 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner George P. Godwin of Hampton,VA. George P. Godwin of Hampton,VA has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 1/3/14