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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 11,2011 Page 7 EAST BOSTON KIWANIS CLUB TO HONOR Thomas d. Butler BUDDY MANGINI AS "KIWANIAN OF THE YEAR" The Kiwanis Club of East Boston has selected long-time Kiwanian and community activ- ist Albert "Buddy" Mangini of Winthrop as "Kiwanian of the Year" for 2010-11, and the club invites his many friends and colleagues to attend a banquet in his honor. The Kiwanian of the Year banquet will be held Friday, April 8, starting at 6 p.m. in Spinelli's Banquet Facility, 280 Bennington Street, Day Square, East Boston. Tickets are limited; no tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets' contact any Kiwanis Club member or call Ticket Chairman George Gambale at 617-569-0991. Mr. Mangini has been a member of the East Boston Kiwanis Club since 1994. He served as president for three consecutive years, and he currently serves on the board of directors; he also served as the Kiwanis District 14 Lieu- tenant Governor• As a Kiwanian, he has been active in numerous projects, including: the Senior Picnic; the Bicycle Safety Rodeo; the EBARC Holiday Program; the Kiwanis One Day "Global Day of Service" cleaning up Belle Isle Marsh; the Student Read- ing Program at the Curtis Guild and James Otis schools; the East Boston High School Key Club, the Food Pantry Drive at the Grace Federated Church and the Meridian House; the Past Lt. Governors Association; and the East Boston K-Trust. His accomplishments and activities include: Grand Marshal of the 2004 Columbus Day Parade and General Chairman for the past 25 years; the Eastie Pride Day Committee; the Salesian Boys and Girls Club; the East Boston Chamber of Commerce; the board of directors at the East Boston Social Centers; the Bay State Chapter of Freedoms Foundation; the East Boston Sempre Avanti #1600 Sons of Italy in America; the Italian Heritage Committee; the board of directors at the East Boston YMCA; the Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart Church; the St. Francis Council Knights of Columbus and the Bishop Chevrus Assembly 4th Degree; past board member of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center; the East Boston Relay-for-Life (Cancer) Committee; past president of the East Boston Fire Relief Fund; chairman of the East Boston Bicentennial Committee; and former member of the Shriners' Aleppo Temple. He is also active in many veterans' organizations, including: the East Boston Veterans' Council; the Ameri- can Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans; and chairman of the Military Concerts Program in East Boston. Mr. Mangini is a graduate of Boston College High School and Calvin Coolidge College in Boston. He is the former co-owner of Mangini's Restaurant in Orient Heights• He is the father of Albert, Jr. and grandfather of Anthony Mangini. As part of the Kiwanian of the Year celebration, the Kiwanis Club is publishing an ad book honoring Mr. Mangini. Those interested in purchasing an ad can contact Kiwanis Club Ad Chairman Bill Chisholm by calling 339-226-10~.q or Kiwanis President Marisa DiPietro at 617-650-34~z. FUNCTION FA CILITY Please accept sincere condolences, from the Spinelli's family and staff. During this difficult time, we would like to offer our facility at a specially reduced price, for you, your family and friends. SERVED UPON ARRIVAL Coffee, Mini Danish PasLries and Tea Breads BUFFET LUNCHEON MENU Tossed Salad, Assorted Rolls with Butter Chicken, Ziti and Broccoli Alfredo Eggplant Parmigiana Italian Sausages, Onions and Potatoes Above price does not include a 15% Administrati°n Fee and a 7% Mass State Tax. MARCH 4, 2011 "Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, "How many positions did you hold," but rather, "How many people did you help?" --Thomas S. Monson Thomas J. Butler passed away on March 4, 2011. A true son of South Boston, Tommy took great pride in the place he lived in and loved so dearly. Tommy was known for many things, a loving husband of Helen (Hanc) Butler, cherished father of Jillian A. and Thomas J. Butler, devoted son of the late Daniel P. and Annie (Shaughnessy) Butler, brother to Edward Butler and wife Marie of South Boston, Donna Calnan and husband Richard of Quincy• Tom was predeceased by his brothers Daniel, Richard, John Butler and his sister Ann Patricia Paige. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and friends• Throughout his life Tommy has worked and volunteered in many capacities. He was the Former mayor of the South Boston Boys Club, Youth Counselor and then Director of Little City Hall in Charlestown. Late Gradu- ate of South Boston High School and Boston State College. Late Juvenile Pro- bation Officer, Suffolk County and Director of External Affairs at Massport. Former president of the South Boston Citizens Asso- ciation and member of the South Boston Irish Ameri- can Society• Tommy had a finesse about him that made people feel warm and comfortable. He would be the first to offer his assistance• He was truly a kind and giving man. In his role at Massport he opened the doors of communication with the neighboring com- munities• He listened to everyone's concerns with sincerity and did his best to offer solutions• He volunteered countless hours in Southie and sought to make his community a great place• His generosity extended beyond the places he lived and worked in. He made friends with such ease and he created a sense of community wherever he went. Tommy will be forever missed• Funeral was from the O'Brien Funeral Home, 146 Dorchester Street, South Boston with a Funeral Mass in Gate of Heaven Church at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tommy's memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brook- line Avenue, Boston, Mas- sachusetts 02215 or the South Boston Boys and Girls Club, 230 West Sixth Street, South Boston, Massachu- setts 02127. May He Rest in Peace• MAIN Accepting Nominations to the Board of Directors On Thursday March 31, 2011 East Boston Main Streets will hold its annual elections for the board of directors• East Boston Main Streets is accepting nominations to the board• of directors. This position is a volunteer position, which requires two to four hours per month of service to East Boston. Any East Boston resident, employee, business owner, or prop- erty owner is eligible to serve on the board elections will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 146 Maverick Street, 2nd floor. All members are encouraged to vote. For more informa- tion or to make a nomination please con- tact the Main Street office at 617-561-1044 or ebmainstreets@verizon.net. Also visit us at www. ebmainstreets, com. EBNASA RECEIVES GOOGLE GRANT Free Advertising on Google.com Each Month East Boston Neighborhood Against Substance Abuse (EBNASA) has been given a Google Grants award for free Google AdWords adver- tising. Additionally, Google has also arranged for Emerson College students to cation, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. EBNASA's ads will be displayed alongside related search results on Google.com, and when people click on the ad, they will be taken "We are very excited," said EBNASA's coordinator and East Boston resident, Andrew Kenneal!y. "Every- one knows the power of the internet today and the power of Google, one of the premier search engines. partner with EBNASA to to EBNASA's homepage: start and manage these ads. www.ebnasa.org. This will The Google Grants pro- better enable EBNASA to gram supports organizations spread its message of sub- sharing Google's philosophy stance abuse prevention [ ~,of community service to help and inform, engage, and I~fhe world in areas such as connect with East Boston [ 'science and technology, edu- residents• The ability for East Boston residents to find us and access our web site will most definitely be heightened with this grant•" For further information on EBNASA, please visit www.ebnasa.org. : PRIVATE I I # ....... Re ing umr L[ ................ , i)1 {' R I S T 0 R A N T E & B A R Traditional Italian Cuisine Donoto Frafforoli Loved Ones 415 Hanover Street, Boston, MA 02113 The Post-Gazette 617.367.2353 accepts memorials -- Open for Lunch and Dinner Daily -- throughout the year. 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