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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 13, 2015 Page 3 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-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119 - No. 11 Friday, March 13, 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. FRIENDS OF THE NORTH END BOCCE Alive and Well in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida On Thursday, March 5 th, Lucille Giganti and Victor Passacantilli represented the West End and the North End respectively in the annual Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Bocce Tournament. Players from as far away as Colorado and Michigan to as near as New York and Canada competed in the tournament. Lucille and Victor finished in 2nd place out of 8 teams during the winter matches thus earning them a berth in the Final Four. In the semi-finals they defeated the Canadian team 12 to 10 setting up the the final-match against the team from New York who were undefeated during the regular season matches and who were the reigning champions from-2014. Lucille and Victor's team named the Bostonians played their best match of the 2015 season knocking out the reigning champions 14 to 11 to capture the first place trophy. SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 31,2015 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 priorto 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 Joseph lantosca "When Joe came to America, he quickly learned how to handle the American fife and business. Joe saw opportunity where others saw none. He made progress by being a fighter, being courageous, while also being generous. He was a good American, a good business- man, but most importantly a devoted family man, and a good friend. " -- Beniamino Martignetti, excerpts from the eulogy Joseph lantosca of Braintree, passed away peacefully, with his sons Joseph and David by his side on February 26, 2015, at the age of 82. Born and raised in Montefalcione, Italy, Joseph came to the United States at the age of 17 and moved to the North End of Boston. His career in the building trades began as a laborer, eventually starting his own business and by the age of 32 developed his first multi-story apartment building. Joseph's skill and ambition enabled him to grow his company into a prominent business in Braintree and on the South Shore. The legacy of which is being carried on today by his sons. Joseph had many passions in life; how- ever, spending time with his family is what brought him the most joy. Joseph was the former husband of the late Dolores (DiNapoli) lantosca and Elaine Rooney. Loving father of Joseph lantosca and his wife Kathy of Cohasset, MA and David lantosca and his wife Mary of Braintree, MA. Dear "Grampy" to Steven, Michael, Nicholas and Aubrey. Son of the late Carmine and Angela (Musto) lantosca. Devoted brother of Sister Angela lantosca of Italy, Elena Martignetti and her husband Beniamino of Medford, MA, Flora Fina and her husband Gaetano of Medford, MA, Maria Musto and her husband Giacomo of Italy, Ugo lantosca and his wife Ortensia of Italy and the late Antonietta lantosca. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joseph will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to have known him. Reposing was at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, Braintree, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Clare Church, Braintree. Burial in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Contributions may be made in Joseph's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. May Jle Rest in 00eace Anthony M. VIGORITO Anthony M. Vigorito of Boston's North End, 58, passed unexpectedly, March 5 th. Son of the late Anthony and Christine (Covino) Vigorito. Loving brother of Christine Finocchiaro and her husband Joseph of Saugus and the late Frank Vigorito. Dear uncle of Talia and Anthony. Life-long member of Madonna Della Cava Society. Funeral mass was held at St. Leonard's Church. Donations in Anthony's memory may be made to Founders Affiliate of American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS HIGH SCHOOL 70 th Year Anniversary 1 945 - 2015 Christopher Columbus High School Class of 1957 will be sponsoring a commemorative Mass at St. Leonard Church in the North End on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2t00 pm followed by an informal gathering after Mass in the church hall. Coffee and pastries will be served. All graduating classes of CHRISTO- PHER COLUMBUS and JULIE BILLIART HIGH SCHOOLS as well as guests are invited. If you are in contact with your past classmates, please notify them. Further information can be obtained by contacting Arthur Lauretano ('57) at or 617-293-6173 or Nine DiIanni ('57) at or 508-904-2420. Detailed information will be provided prior to this event. In 2010, Christopher Columbus High School celebrated its 65 th anniversary with approximately 200 people.