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.AIIII~IAiI~L~II~.IRII,II.I~IIIt.. l,J,l.ll, ll,klSJlJ~.ll.1 .,,,~,.,-~.~ irandello ceum 'TMligliori" /l ards ALEXANDER A. BOVE, JR. ESQ. - Law Alexander A. Bore, Jr., Esq., is an internationally known lecturer and author, and a principal in the Boston law firm of Bove & Langa, P.C. In 1998 he was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. For over 18 years, Mr. Bove was an adjunct professor of law at Boston University Law School in the Graduate Tax Program. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and an Academician of The International Academy of Estate & Trust Law. He served as chair of the American Bar Association's Asset Protection Planning Committee. Mr. Bove also served as Editor in Chief of the Asset Protection Journal, Panel Publishers Law Division. He is a contributing editor of Trusts & Estates magazine, and the Editor in Chief and a contributing author of Asset Protection Strategies, Volume I and Volume I1): Mr. Bove has published hundreds of articles and several books on trusts and estates, asset protection planning, and related estate planning topics. His books include: Joint Property, Nearly Free Tuit!on, and The Complete Book of Wills and Estates. Mr. Bove's numerous lectures include presentations at the annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the annual meeting of the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters, the annual meeting of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the annual convention of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Top of the Table annual meeting, and the annual meeting of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. On the 75th anniversary of Suffolk University Law School, Mr. Bove was named one of 75 outstanding graduates of the law school. For over 20 years he wrote "The Family Money" REPRESENTATIVE PAUL J. DONATe- March 31, 2012 SIMON He - Education President's Award Simon Siu-Wah He is a native of Hong Kong, China, where he com- pleted his secondary education. Simon moved to Italy where he would study for four years. There, he learned the language and culture of Italy. During his sojourn, Simon met people from many parts of the world. These expe- riences have enriched Simon's world view and his appreciation for the values of cultural diversity. After departing from Italy, Simon went to Boston to pur- sue his college education. He attended Northeastern Univer- sity and received his undergraduate and Master degrees in Economics. Upon graduation Simon was hired as a Bilingual Chinese teacher. Still devoted to his teaching, Simon sought ways to expand the reach of his skills and talents. As a school administrator he reasoned that he could use his teaching ex- periences, his languages skills, and his cultural background to benefit his school. With the guidance and assistance of his school mentors and family, Simon completed his studies in Educational Administration. Recognizing his special talents, the Boston Public Schools appointed Simon to the Principal- ship of the Curtis Guild School in East Boston. Here, Simon was able to utilize his language capacity and love for the cul- tures to lead and form strong bonds within the community. Answering the call of his administrative superiors, Simon agreed to leave the Curtis Guild School for new challenges awaiting him at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School. Now, as the Principal, Simon uses his rich administrative experiences and great interpersonal skills to better the school. One of the column for the Boston Globe. Public Service various initiatives Simon headlines (reflecting the influence Nominated by. Frank Ciano, Esquire ~ Representative Paul J. Donate (D- of his Italian education) is the new JQES Music program, RITA SORRENTO - Education ~ Medford) representing the 35t" Middle- with partnerships including the Community Music Center of sex District, is serving his sixth term in Boston, Boston University, and the Boston Lyric Opera. For Rita Sorrento is the retired principal of the Massachusetts House of Representa- all his embracing of many cultures, the Italian culture has re- the Dante Alighieri School in East Boston fives. Prior to entering the Legislature in mained at the core of his being. where she was born and raised. A gradu- January, 2001, he served on the Medford Simon is a resident of East Boston, and both of his children ate of Girls' Latin School, she received her " School Committee (1971-1975), the Med- attend Boston Public Schools. Bachelor's Degree at Emmanuel College, ford City Council (1976,1985)i served as Masters Degree and C.A.G. S at Boston State Mayor (1980-1985) (195-2001) Council College (U. Mass). She currently serves as President from (1999-2000). FRANK FREDELLA- Business Entrepreneur Board Chair of the East Boston Neighbor- Representative Donate presently serves as Division Lead- Frank's first contact with the clothing hood Health Center. er. Prior to this appointment he served as Chairman of the industry was as a part-time, after school Rita began her teaching career at the Eliot School in the Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, employee with Picariello and Singer, North End of Boston, the John Cheverus School in East Chairman of the House Committee on Steering, Policy and Inc., a manufacturer of tailored boys' and Boston, and the Dante Alighieri School where she later Scheduling, Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on student's clothing, as an apprentice de- became principal. Personnel and Administration and previously served on the signer and pattern cutter. After graduating As teacher and later as the Dante Alighieri School's princi- Transportation, Energy and Local Affairs Committees. He was high school, he continued with Picariello pal, Rita s e)~perience of over 40 years, led her to the partner- also President of his freshman class of 2001-2002. and Singer in various capacities, while ship with the East Boston Neighborhood Center. Rita joined Representative Donate has been appointed to the Massa- attending Boston University during the the Board of Directors and later became the Board Chair and chusetts Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising evenings where he earned his BS degree has worked with the Board to meet the challenging health Grandchildren, is a member of the Massachusetts Network in Business Administration in 1961. During that period, he service needs of East Boston and surrounding communities, of Foster Care Alumni Board and an ex-officio member of served in the U.S. Army in Korea, where he was awarded the Rita pursued connections with other local boards, includ- the Children Youth and Families Advisory Committee. He has Purple Heart and disabled veteran status. ins the Ma.~EdghuEeLl.s LeagueofCommuniW Health Centers. served as the House Co'Chairman of the Special Commission In 1965, he and his father, Lorenzo Fredella, left Picariello Through her expanded work at the state level, Rita became on Municipal Relief, the House Appointee on the Governor's and Singer and started their own company, Viking Clothing. involved with the National Association of Community Health Municipal Task Force for Federal Economic Stimulus Funds, Within the next two years, because of Vietnam related require- Centers. 5he now serves on their Consumer Board, Elderly Regionalization Advisory Commission (Chair of the Munici- ments, the government issued rated orders to Viking for items Affairs, and Education. She has recently been elected as Board pal Finance Regionalization Subcommittee), the Special Com- essential to the war effort. In order to separate the commer- Representative to the NACHC Board. mittee on Child Care and Neglect and the Special Committee cial production and operations from the military requirements As a consultant to the Umana-Barnes School, Rita obtained on Foster Care. and subsequent bidding efforts, a new company was formed a C.A.S.IT Grant for Italian Language to be offered at the Representative Donate is active throughout the community called Vi-Milp Inc. Due to the decline in commercial activity school, f ita has als0 sewed as Adjunct I aculW Member of anc] is a member, o{ many organizations including the Me(J- during this period, Viking Clothing ceased operations. Northeastern UniversiW College of Nursing. ford Knights of Columbus. Sons of Italy, Medford Kiwanis (Lt. Sterlingwear of Boston, Inc., was formed in 1982. When Rita is a member of the East Boston Kiwanis, member of Governor 1992-1993), Medford Elks, Malden Irish American government orders decreased as the Vietnam conflict ended, former Daughters of Italy in Revere, Bay State Freedoms FOun- Club, Medford Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors), Sterlingwear's activity in the commercial market increased. dation, and St. Anthony's Parish Council. She was a former Malden Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Chevalier and Raincoats and outerwear were in greater demand. To stream- member of APAC and a founding member of North Suffolk Gene Mack Gym (Board of Directors), Medford Democratic line production and management requirements, Vi-Mil was Mental Health Center. City Committee (Chairman), Triangle, Inc. (Board of Direc- retired as an active entity and all efforts and personnel were Rita has been awarded the Live Safe Foundation Award, tors), and Hallmark Health System (Corporator). devoted entirely to Sterlingwear of Boston. Action for Community Development Service Award, and the Nominated by: Gioconda Metre andLola Lombardo Although Frank still remains PresidenVCEO of Sterlingwear, Joseph M. Smith Consumer Award from Mass League. he is relinquishing some of his duties to others within the She is married to James Sorrento and has two sons, DOMENICO SUSI- Business and Philanthropy organization with an eye towardsthe future. Dr. James and Mark Sorrento. Rita resides in Revere, MA. The day after an earthquake hit the Frank and his wife Jo have been married for 52 years. They Nominated by: Rosario Cascio ~~1 City of L'Aquila, Italy, Domenico began have a son and daughter and ~three grandchildren. Theyreside MICHAEL GAETANO- Executive Management ~~ ~;I collecting funds to help, and when the in Woburn, MA. Nominated by lisa Capo#reco-Cappuccio Michael is the President of a search ~~ [ dust settled a Social Center was built in and contract services company based the City of Goriano Sicoli with the funds in Wellesley, MA. He has been an raised. This is who Domenico Susi is. RODOLFO VISCOMI - Community Service information technology and legal ~~ I Born in Sulmona, Province of L'Aquila, Rodolfo Viscomi born in Monte recruiter for 30 years. His firm works with ~~ Abruzzi in 1946, Domenico immigrated Paone, Calabria, Italy immigrated to Senior level consultants, technical and ~~ to Boston in 1967. At age 21, he married the United States in 1970. management professionals to the CIO ~ Anna. They have two sons, France and Rudy, as he is called, never lost the level. Michael als0 recruits and places Giancarl0. During this period, Domenico 10ve for his native country. One of the first cultural activities that he practiced was the Italian Folklore in both song and dance, which is so rich in his native Calabria. Rudy joined "1 Paesani" folk group in Newton and following other members of his family, attorneys, focusing on facilitating mergers enrolled in evening classes in engineering at Northeastern and acquisitions of law groups and firms. University. Michael was previously the Northeast Area Manager for At a very young age, Domenico lost his father who had em- TAC Worldwide. migrated to Australia. Itwas a tremendous loss that stayed with Michael serves as Secretary and Executive Committee him and shaped who he is today. Domenico became involved Member for the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, i'n helping immigrants. This desire to help immigrants attract- MA. Through Larz, he has been a Concours Judge in one of the ed him to Associazione Gizio. Domenico became treasurer became a dance instructor. This activity is still alive and well largest Italian car festivals in the United States, "Tutto Italiano." of the association, and later the president, and still helps new with the present Folk group. Michael is an active member of the Renaissance Lodge of the Italian immigrants assimilating into the American community. Rudy was president of OSIA's "Piave Fiume" of Watertown, Order Sons of Italy in America. Michael is well-known for his Domenico has been involved in a bowling league, and MA which Rudy headed very well and proudly for some time. leadership in the Classic Car Community. He is a Life Member has helped create a sports club, Juventus of Boston. In 1990 The greatest contribution that Rudy and his wife have made and has held many national offices in the Rolls-Royce Owners' he became treasure of the FAA/USA, a union of Abruzzesi to Americans and particularly those of Italian descent, is that Club; and a Life Member and a Vice President of the Rolls- Associations. Domenico has been very active in organizing he joined and later became president of the "Massachusetts Royce Foundation. annual gatherings of the FAA/USA, where people from Abru- Chapter of Cooley's Anemia". Rudy's mission was to generate Michael isthe Founderand President of the"British Invasion" zzi receive awards and scholarships. FAA/USA organizes the as much help as humanly possible. that has been held in Stowe, Vermont for the last 21 years, celebration of Italian Republic Day and Columbus Day, and For more than 25 years, Rudy and Lilia have been able to This event attracts over 650 classic British cars. Last year, he numerous other events. In 2004, Domenico was elected to unite many organizations to join and participate in this noble introduced the "Tanglewood British Motorcar Festival," which COMITES, the Committee for Italians Abroad. and Christian effort. continues this year as the"Berkshire British Motorcar Festival." Domenico has been very involved in the North End com- Rudy has scheduled golf tournaments in winter (in New Michael Gaetano is a credit to his Italian heritage, who munity. Owner of Sulmona Meat Market on Parmenter Street. England), swim races in deserts, breakfasts, lunches, dinners. continues to give back to the community. Domenico is well-known and respected for high-quality meats Rudy's mission is not over. It will continue with Rudy Michael resides with his wife Paula in Hopkinton, MA. and meat products he has available, and Lilia's leadership and a victory which will be a cure for Nominated by: Aide Cipriano, Esq. Nominated by: Filippo Frattaroli and Joe Pace Cooley's disease. Nominated by: Francesco Volpe