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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 6, 2015 Page3 POST-GAZETTE 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-GAZEWE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnanm~ 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119 - No. 10 Friday, March 6, 2015 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. Impresario Joseph Alessandro, pictured with Hollywood legend Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame. Like many fans, Joe was very saddened by the passing of Nimoy this past week. Both were raised in the West End of Boston. Nimoy was a great contributor to the West End Museum, where he will be missed by all. From the entire West End community, thanks Leonard for your help in preserving our neighborhood through the West End Museum. rancesco 8cabin NagJte est in 'eace Francesco Scabin of Everett, Massachusetts passed on March 2nd Francesco was the beloved husband of Angelina (Levato). Loving father of Rosario and Robert Scabin of Everett, Massachusetts and Frank Scabin and his wife Carolann of Billerica, Massachusetts. Loving brother of Alfredo Scabin of Italy. He is survived by his five beloved grand- children Nicolas, Monica, Steve, Jayson and Patricia. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco and Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main St., Everett, Massachusetts on Saturday, March 7th at 9:00 am. Funeral Mass at the Immaculate Conception Church in Everett, Massachusetts at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm. Complimentary valet park- ing provided Friday at Main Street entrance. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, Massachusetts. Donations in Francesco's memory may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. arcantonio January 9, 1921 - February 24, 2015 Dr. Joseph F. Marcan- tonio, Dentist of Walpole, formerly of Roslindale, Westwood and Harwich- port, passed away on February 24, 2015 at the age of 94. He is survived by his beloved wife Clara (Itri) with whom he shared 72 years of marriage. Born in Naples, Italy on January 9, 1921, he was one of three children of James Vincenzo and Antoinette (Pisano). He was a graduate of Bos- ton Latin High School, Bos- ton College and Tufts Uni- versity Dental School. Dr. Marcantonio served in the Army during World War II, served in the National Guard and retired as a colonel in the United States Army Reserves. During the war he worked at MIT as a technician on the experimen- tal radar program. He opened an office for the practice of medical dentistry in Roslindale, Massachusetts after the war and later maintained offices in West Roxbury and Harwichport. Joe was active in many groups and charities including: Sons of Italy, Home for Italian Children, Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus. He authored a se- ries of short articles about his early years in the North End of Boston in the 1920s for the Post-Gazette newspaper. Joe was on the Board of Directors at both the Roslindale Cooperative Bank and the Wychmere Harbor Club in Harwichport, Massachusetts. In the 1960s Joe and his wife Clara were knighted by the Dante Alighieri Society for their long-time sup- port and participation. His many interests included ballroom dancing, bowling and golfing. Joe's great- est passion was mushroom- picking and gave occasional lectures on mycology. Often times he would combine his picking skills with a round of golfl. A ball lost in the woods would often result in a healthy crop of fungi, which highlighted the many wonderful meals he loved to prepare for family and friends. "Dr. Marc" was a true people- person, known by his many lifelong friends for his humor and ability to tell jokes and stories which he shared at many special events. In addition to his wife Clara, he is sur- vived by his children: daughter Carol M. Karcher-Wasilunas and her husband Vito Wasilunas of Walpole, Massachusetts; son Joseph F. Jr., and wife Marcia Marcantonio of Littleton. Massachusetts; daughter Sue and her husband Steve Zafarana of Norwood, Massachusetts; granddaughter Karen and her husband Kurt Sheppard, grandson John Karcher; granddaughters Christina and Carolyn Marcantonio; great-grandsons Billy Arruda, Tommy Sheppard and Ryan Karcher. He was preceded in death by his sisters Rose Sinopoli and Antoinette Benda. Late Veteran U.S. Army WWII. Funeral was from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home in Norwood, Massachu- setts on Saturday, February 28, 2015, fol- lowed by a funeral mass at St. Timothy's Church Norwood, Massachusetts. Burial was at St. Michael's Cemetery, Roslindale Massachusetts. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. 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 130135, Boston, MA 02113 The op/n/ons expressed by our column/sts and contr/butors are not necessar//y the same as those of The Post~azette, its publisher or editor. Photo submis- sions are accepted by the Post~azette provided they are clear, original photos. There is a $5 charge for each photo submitted, Photos can be submitted via email: Ijr you want your photos returned, include a se~- addressed, stamped envelope. 2015 Innovative Italian Summer P C.A.S.IT. Inc. (Centro AttJvita' Scolastiche Ital- Jane), in cooperation with the Eliot Innovation School and the Office of the Edu- cation Director of the Ital- ian Consulate, is proud to sponsor its third Full Im- mersion Italian Summer Camp. Students ages 4-10 will meet at the Eliot Inno- vation Upper School, 585 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02113 from August I0, 2015 through August 21, 2015, with single week enrollment option. The camp is a great oppor- tunity for students to be exposed early to a foreign language and get them ex- cited about language learn- ing. There are many ben- efits that learning a foreign language provides, from ex- periencing new cultures to gaining the skills needed to succeed in today's world. The camp will be full of fun ac- tivities that will prove to be a blast for all children! The Camp consists of two main modules with breaks for snacks and lunch. Since this Italian Camp program is new, space is limited. Enrollment is on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you would like your child to participate, please enroll by visiting C.A.S.IT's web- site, where ram you can download and fill-in the registration form to be mailed to: C.A.S.IT, 37 Water Street, Unit #4, Wakefield, MA 01880. You may either mail a check for the camp dues along with the registration form or pay on-line using the link on C.A.S.IT's website. A non- refundable registration fee will apply as part of the enrollment process. For more information, con- tact Prof.ssa Maria Gioconda Motta (C.A.S.IT., Inc. Presi- dent), at, 617-939-42,16 or Rosalba Schino (C.A.S.IT., Inc. Camp Coordinator), at rschino@, 617-803-1808.