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POST-GAZE'R'E, JANUARY 15, 2016 PAGE 3 Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. DonnarumaCaesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 110 - No. 3 Friday, January 15, 2106 IACO Christmas Party IACO (Italian American Cultural Organization) held its annual Christmas Party at the Grove Manor in Braintree MA. A buffet was presented by Fusan's Catering featuring a grand appetizer table and many delicious entr6es. The food was served by the First Vice President Joseph Mos- caritolo, Second Vice President Gerry Montillo, and Secretary Sylvia Malloy. There was a surprise visit from Santa (Presi- dent Richard Leccese) who gave favors to all in attendance. IACO holds monthly meetings on the 1st Monday of every month at Grove Manor, Grove Street, Braintree, MA. If you are interested, please call Richard Leccese at 781-843 5095. Our meetings feature presentations by Italian or Italian-Americans on various aspects of Italian culture: authors, genealogists, artists, artisans, musicians, etc. OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. State House Honors Teresa Mazzuilli Pictured, L-R: Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Teresa Mazzuilli, and Representative Paul McMurtry. This past December, West End resident Teresa Mazzuilli was presented a citation honoring her 25 years and over 3,000 hours as a dedicated volunteer, ambassador and gracious host at the historic Massachusetts State House. Representa- tive Paul McMurtry of the 119 Norfolk District presided over the honor in the House Chamber. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 135, Boston, MA 02113 The opinions expressed by our columnists and submissions are accepted by the Post~'razette provided they are clear, original photos. There ~ a $5 charge for each photo submittecL Photos can he ~bmitted via e-mail: postyazette~aoLcom~ ~ you want ~r p~tos returned, include a se~zddressed, ~ envelope. DO YOU LIKE TO SING? JOIN THE at St. Step St. Stephen's Church in our North End is moving forward to create a children's choir. It will be made up of students from the Eliot School, NEMPAC programs and St. John's school. We are inviting students from grades 3 thru 5 to partici- pate. If you are currently in a music program/group in any of our neighborhood schools or NEMPAC, we'd like to meet you as well, regardless of what elementary grade you currently attend. We are considering 12 placements in our choir that will be chosen by attending a "tryout" session. If you enjoy singing but have never been in a choir or glee club, we invite you. Our "tryouts" will begin by appointment on Wednesday, January 27th at 3:45 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church on Hanover St. We will book a time slot for each child every 15 minutes. If your child is interested in this opportunity, contact Maria Ciampa at 617-227-9823. Leave your contact information and your call will be returned. Any questions or concerns will be addressed at that time. We are excited to begin this project with you. This maybe the first neighborhood chil- dren's choir established in our North EndI M. "Jerry Garcia" Del October 20, 1946 - January 6, 2016 Gennario "Jerry Garcia" Del Prete of East Boston passed away peacefully on January 6, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Rita L. (Chenard) Del Prete. Loving father of Anthony Del Prete of East Boston. Cherished son of the late Michael and Ann Del Prete. Dear brother of Michael Del Prete of Revere and the late Ann Marie AIIouise. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Late, former owner of the Gloria Food Store, East Boston, and avid participant at his beloved Suffolk Downs. Known as the"King of Cold Cuts,"Jerrywas a friend to all and loved his New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. Funeral was from the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home (Orient Heights), East Boston on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, followed by a funeral mass in celebration of Jerry's life at Sacred Heart Church, East Boston. Services concluded with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Donations in Jerry's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Eastie Will Miss Jerry Del Prete by Sal Giarratani This past Monday aftemoon, I was at Ruggiero His Mass at Sacred Heart on Tuesday morn- Family Memorial Home to pay my respects to ing was packed with family and friends and he the late Jerry Del Prete (aka Jerry Garcia) and would have appreciated all the love from all who his family. He was a good friend to me and to called him someone special to them. He would all he came in contact with over the years. He have loved his send off. Off course, he probably was the longtime owner of Gloria Food Store on would have loved waiting a bit longer for it. After Cottage Street and lovingly known as the "King all, being seen is so much better than being of Cold Cuts." viewed, as they say. I haven't seen him in a while. I knew he was There's another old saying about how all sick and missed him at Pat Capogreco's huge of us have our time from God. His time Christmas Party, where he always seemed to came to an end when he was called home to be laughing about something. His smile was heaven. infectious to all. He was one of the good guys We will miss you and the music your life gave and will be missed. He loved the Patriots, Red us. See you, Jerry Garcia, on the other side, but ~Sox, and Suffolk Downs. hopefully not today as most of us say. J