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POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 PAGE 13 n n a abb onno by John Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance Easter Sunday is on March mirror in the men's department, his daughter, she should go to 27th this year, a bit earlier Mr. Goldeflberg, with a smile on work, help support the family than usual. But, that's OK. I his face spoke to Babbononno, and save some money for when have always loved Easter for "Just think, your sons can walk she would get married. Actu- many reasons. First of all, to church on Easter Sunday ally, my mother was quite good I grew up a Catholic, and went with these magnificent suits for with math. She could look at through the teachings of the only fifteen dollars each. Bab- an addition column with about Catholic Church like most bononno smiled with a look of seven or eight numbers across Italian-Americans. I was proud semi-approval on his face. He and ten or twelve down and im- of my faith and my family that discussed the price with. Nanna mediately give you the answer. always gathered together when in Italian with the salesperson When Babbononno wanted her holidays like Easter, Christmas looking on. The man called out to quit school, she pointed out or secular holidays like Thanks- to his brother who was help-his paesano, Mr. Jannini, who giving brought the generations ing another customer, "Just let his youngest daughter, Rose, of them together, look at how well these suits fit go to college and medical school. For the members of my family, the boys in this family." The Babbononno's out was that 'Easter Sunday was a holy day, brother looked at my uncles,Mr. Jannini didn't have any a holy day when you showed my grandparents, and then atsons, so daughter Rose would off yott~-newest clothing when his brother who was trying to take the place of a son. He would ~u;~hnc"to Mass. I don't know make the sale. He yelled back, add that his oldest daughter, if dressing for Easter is as im- "The suits look custom-made Laura, would take care of her portant today as it was when I for the boys. You would never doctor/sister in her career ... was a kid. When I attend Mass know that they only cost twenty and it would happen that way. now, I see people dressed in dollars each." Nanna turned to (Rose Jannini was either the clothing I wouldn't wear unless Babbononno and said in Italian, first or second Italian-American I was going to work under one "Here comes the sales pitch. He female doctor in the United of my cars. I guess times have will tell his brother he made a States. If someone knows more changed, mistake on the price he gavethan this on this subject, please Back when Nanna and Bab- us, and can't retract it. Then let me know by calling or writing bononno were young parents he will tell us what a bargain me atthe newspaper office.) and my mother and uncles were we're getting." Sure enough,One more thing happened kids, you dressed for Mass every the salesman yelled back, "Ithat Easter of 1925. Early in Sunday. Just prior to Easter, made a mistake on the price. I the winter months, Babbononno it was time to outfit the kids told these nice people the suits bought a lamb to be raised and with something new. If there were fifteen dollars each and fattened for Easter Sunday was money left over, Nanna can't go back on my word. Wedinner. Where my grandfather and Babbononno might be will have to take theloss." Bab- came from, lamb was the tra- seen taking the kids to Easter bononno thanked Mr. Goldbergditional meat that was found in Sunday Mass wearing their new but added (in broken English), the center of the dinner table on clothes, also. "Thank you for the bargain and Easter Sunday. It was 1925 and Easter was being so honest, and I will deft- Babbononno fed the lamb going to fall on April 124. Nanna nitely take the suits if you add every day that winter. It lived and Babbononno decided that in a white shirt, a celluloid col- in the shed in the back yard of the kids were all going to be lar and a new necktie for each their home at 70 Eutaw Street fitted with new clothing around of my boys." Mr. Ooldenberg in East Boston. When it was too the beginning of March and led yelled something to his brother cold, it slept in the cellar. All the way for them from Eutaw in a language neither of my but Uncle Gino, who was seven Street to Central Square. Cen- grandparents understood. A years old, knew that the lamb tral Square in East Boston has customer who walked by them was part of their dinner menu always been a Mecca for retail evidently understood Yiddish, on Easter. To my youngest stores. The department store the language they were speak- uncle, the lamb became a pet. Babbononno liked was Gold- ing, and whispered to Nanna,He played with the lamb, fed the enberg's. He had bought cloth- "They just said yes to one an- lamb and talked to the lamb as ing from them in the past and other in my language. You are if it was a dog. Toward the end trusted the quality they sold and getting a bargain." So, at the of Holy Week that year, Uncle liked the fact that they employed beginning of March in 1925, Gino came home from school people who spoke Italian. (My the Contini kids were outfit- and found the lamb missing mother would someday work ted for new clothing for Easter from the shed. He searched at Goldenberg's as a saleslady.) Sunday and beyond. A corollary the house for his pet without First would be my mother who to this part of the story...about any luck. On Easter Sunday, was sixteen years old. She was a year later, my mother would he looked at the center of the fitted for a new dress, stockings go to work at Goldenberg's as Contini dinner table, and with and some type of a headband a saleslady. They actually paid horror written on his face, ran to that was popular with the la- her extra because she spoke his bedroom and cried. To this dies in the mid-twenties. Next several dialects of Italian, a feat day (he will be 98 in June), he came Uncles Paul, Nick and no one on their payroll could do. still doesn't eat lamb. Gino ... they would need new The one negative part of this GOD BLESS AMERICA suits. Uncle Paul Was almost an story is that Babbononno made adult, but still in school. Uncle my mother quit school to go LEGAL NOTICE Nick was about eleven and to work. She wanted to finish uncle Gino, seven. One of the high school, but my grandfa- Goldenberg brothers waited on ther didn't think women needed them, helping the Contini boys education. He agreed that they try on new suits. Each tried on should know how to read, write a suit that was a different color, and count, but beyond this, but the same style as the rest, it would be a waste of time. three-button single-breasted (Don't forget, he was born in worsted wool. Once all three of 1875 Italy.) He thought his sons my uncles were examining their should go to school and learn new clothing in the three-way whatever trade they liked, but -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST-- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given by TODISCO TOWING OF 94 CONDOR STREET, EAST BOSTON, MA pursuant to the previsions of Mass G.L. c 255, Section 39A that they will sell the following vehicles. Vehicles are being sold to satisfy their garage keeper's lien for towing, storage and notices of sale: 2015 BMW X6 VIN #5UXKU6C5XFOR33533 2005 CHEW TRAILBLAZER VIN #1GNDT13S452300378 2003 HONDA PILOT VIN #2HKYF18483H557258 2004 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER VIN #4M2ZU86KO4UJ10641 2008 HONDA CiViC VIN #2HGFA16548H319183 The above vehicles will be sold at auction online only at TOWLOT.COM SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016 at 9:00AM at towlot.com Run dates: 2t26, 3/4, 3/11, 2016 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 200 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16PO785EA Estate of JOAN BRUCE Date of Death December 21, 2015 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by James B. Tiffin of Boston, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that James B. Tiffin of Boston, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With- out Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of March 15, 2016. This Is NOT a headng date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection it you object to this proceeding. If you fall to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the ratum day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC In an unsupervised admin- istration Is not required to file an Inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persona interested in the estate ere entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may peti- tion the Court In any matter relating to the estate, Including the dletribution of assets and expenses of admlnletratlon. W'rtness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this court. Date: February 16, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/26/16 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 200 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16P0877EA Estate of RUTH GLADYS MORAN Also known as RUTH G. MORAN Date of Death December 30, 2015 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Adjudication of In- teatacy and Appointment of Personal Rep- resentative has been filed by Nancy E. Tracy of Wobum, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Nancy E. Tracy of Woburn, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With- out Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the dght to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of March 10, 2016. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fall to file a timely written appearance and obJeetlon followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (20) days of the return day, sotlon may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSEt"I'S UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC In an unsupervised admln- Istretlon Is not required to file an Inventory or annual accounts with the CourL Persons Interested in tho estate are enttifad to flotice regarding the edminlatration directly from the Personal Representative and may peti- tion the Court In any matter relating to the estate, Including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Witness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: February 19, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofam, Register of Probate Run date: 2/26/16 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 200 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI95P4798CV CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF CONSERVATOR'S ACCOUNT In the matter of STEVEN A. PERKINS of NATICK, MA PROTECTED PERSON/ DISABLED PERSON/RESPONDENT To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, you are hereby notified pursuant to Rule 72 of the Supplemental Rules of the Probate & Family Court, that the 13th through 17th account(s) of David M. Blumenthal, Esq. of, Chestnut Hill, MA as Conservator of the property of said Respon- dent has or have been presented to the Court for allowance. You have the right to object to the account(s). If you wish to do so, you or your at- torney must file a written appearance and objec- tion at this court on or before 10:00 AM on the return date of March 8, 2016. This day i~OT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to object to the account(sl: li'~,6U fail to file the written appearance and objection by the return date, action may be ~ ~@~s Ipat-: ] ter without further notic~ tO yo_u,_i~qding the I allowance of the acc~~.e'~'* ' Additionally, within thirty days after said return day (or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order), you must file a wntten affidavit of objections stating the spe- cific facts and grounds upon which each objec- tion is based and a copy shall be served upon the Conservator pursuant to Rule 3 of the Sup- plemental Rules of the Probate & Family court. You have the right to send to the Conser- vator, by registered or certified mail, a written request to receive a copy of the Petition and account(s) at no cost to you. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above- named person's dght to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. Witness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this court. Date: February 1, 2016 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/26/16 LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI16PO84OEA Estate of MAUREEN M. ROSENFIELD Date of Death April 14, 2015 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: " ~" A Pet~n ~or:F.o~P~ate~of Will with Appointment of, Personal Representa- tive has been filed by Charles W. Rosenfield of Woodstock, CT and Katherine L. Rosen- field of Winchester, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that Charles W. Rosenfleld of Woodstock, CT and Katherine L. Rosenfleld of Winchester, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsu- pervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the dght to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on the return day of March 16, 2016. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Pemonel Represontatlve appointed under the MUPC In an unsupervised admin. latration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Coud. Persons interested In tho eetate ara entifled to notice regarding the edmlnlstratlon directly from the Personal Reprasontative and may petl. tion the Court In any matter relating to the estate, Including the dletrlbutlon of assets and expenses of admlnletration. Witness, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., Flret Justice of this Court. Date: February 17, 2016 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 2/26/16