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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 7, 2017 PAGE 3 Pamela Donnaruma, l~blisher 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. 121 - No. 14 Friday, April 7, 2017 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. Sons of Italy Culture & Historical Commission at , Quincy 's Neighborhood Club with Famous Author Stephen Puleo By Dr. Dean Saluti and Marjorie Calm Itll ff . Stephen N. Cesso of Roslindale, and formerly of the North End, on February 25, 2017. Son of Nicolo Cesso and Lucia Santorella. Beloved husband of 67 years to Angeline J. (Natale). Loving father of Stephen and his wife Sheila of Canton, Nicholas and wife Joan of Hyde Park, and Thomas of Boston. Grandfather of Tracey Cesso and her husband Keith Nolfi of Readville, Margaret Donahue and her husband John ofWestwogd", Stephen Cesso of Canton, Isabella Cessa of Boston, and Kaitlin Manning of Milton. Great-grandfather of Fiona Donahue of Westwood, and Leonardo Nolfi of Readville. Brother of Anthony Cesso and his wife Phyllis of Revere, and the late Gloria Conti, MiUie Frongillo, and Nicola Albano. Brother-in-law of Biagio Conte of Framingham and Ann Natale of Roslindale. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Steve was senior class president, quarterback, and captain of the Brandeis Vocational High School football team, WWII veteran, and 82"a Airborne paratrooper, member of the Airborne boxing team, WWII Victory Medal and Army Occupation Medal recipient. He was the owner of Unusual Displays and Design Build Company and long- time U.S. Post Office employee. Member of the Sons of Italy, Roalindale, Boston Lodge of Elks #10, and the VFW. Funeral services were held at the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, West Roxbury, on Thureday March 2% A funeral mass was held at St. Plus X Church, Milton on Friday, March 3% Interment was at St. Michaels Cemetery. Author Stephen Puleo at Quincy's Neighborhood Club - (l-r) Neighborhood Club Officers Mary- alice Yafrate, Alice Welch, Bob and Dede Martell, famous author Stephen Puleo, Sons of Italy State President Antonio Sestito, Sons of Italy State Officers Marissa Sestito and Marjorie Cahn, and Sons of Italy State Culture & Historical Commission Chairman Dr. Dean Saluti. Recently, the Sons of Italy Cul- The event started with a cock- before thousands of his readers, ture & Historical Commission taft hour, where we enjoyed a and is often on TV and radio. co-sponsored an "Evening ofcolorful array of cheeses arid Puleo's presentation was pol- Italian Culture and Heritage" at fruits. Then came a fabulo us ished, interesting, and from the Qulncy's prestigious Neighbor- buffet of harvest salad, carved heart. He brought the Italian hood Club. This is the second tenderloin, fusilli with spinach immigrant experience to life as year in a row that the Sons of and feta, homemade ravioli in he shared the hardships and tri- Italy has co-sponsored an Ital- red sauce, baked scrod, andumphs of the local families that ian event with a famous author mixed fresh vegetables. We were are featured in book The Bos- at the Neighborhood Club. Last welcomed in the Neighborhood ton Italians. It was interesting to year, Ron Della Chiesa spoke Club's beautiful ballroom by Bob note that all his examples were and, this year, South ShoreMartell, the head of the Club's of families whose descendants best-selling author StephenMembership Committee. Dr. are now members of Boston's Puleo presented his book The Saluti then recognized dignitar- Renaissance Lodge of the Sons Boston Italians. The evening ies from the Italian community, of Italy. He discussed AI De- was planned by a team from He introduced Antonio Sestito, Napoli's ancestors, the Balsamo the Neighborhood Club that the Sons ofItalyStatePresident, family, and the Donnarumas. included Bob MarteU, Maryalice his daughter Marissa Sestito, We were all bursting with pride. Yafrate, and Alice Welch. The the Sons of Italy State Orator, After Stephen Puleo's pre- Sons of Italy assigned Culture and Pamela Donnaruma, the sentation, attendees had an & Historical Commissioners Dr. Editor and Publisher of the Post- opportunity to talk to him, Dean Saluti and Marjorie Cahn Gazette newspaper, purchase his book, and have it to work with the Neighborhood As dessert and coffee were autographed. The evening was Club as they are also members being served, Bob MarteU intro- a smashing success. We look of the Club. This group worked duced famous author Stephenforward to next year's "Evening together on the event, and their Puleo. Stephen has made hun- of Italian Culture and Heritage" efforts attracted 120 attendees, dreds of public appearanceswith the Neighborhood Club. C azie Italian Pop Music Legend Iva Zanicchi and American-Based International Music Icons The Platters@ Co-Headline Concert Tour Celebrating America's Liberation of Italy In f_oving Memory of Joseph C. Cataldo j~lpri112, 2014 - j~lpril 12, 2017 It's 3een Three J?ears Love of my life, I miss you so Always my darling, my tears still flow A constant wish that you were here How much I love you, please hear None on earth can take your place You, my love I will forever embrace Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart Beautifully loved always and forever, We all miss you infinitely your fg ing Wife lnnette and 3 amily The opinions expressed by our columalsts and co~ ate not ~y the same as those of The PasC-GasetCe, its publisher or editor. sions are accepted by the Post~ provlded th~ are clear, Orlginal pheto~ There is a Ss charge for each photo submitted. Photos can 1~ ~ ~.a e-ma//: postgaz~Lcom. ~b~u want yourp~ ~ i~Iv, de a self- addressed, stamped envelope. Stops Include H/stor/c Faneuil Hall in Boston and Italian Embassy in Washington, DC Legendary Italian pop music icon Ira Zanicchi (Nonpensare a me, Zingara, Ciao, cara, come stai?), the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Mu- sic Festival three times in a row, is returning to the.United States on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and Boston's historic Faneuil Hall Meetinghouse, to kick off Festa della Liberazionel, a multicity, North American tour in celebration of Italian- American pride and culture. Co-headlining with Ms. Zanic- chi will be her American hosts, the iconic Rock & Ro11, Vocal Group, and Grammy Halls of Fame vocalists, The Platters@ ("Only You," "Great Pretender," "My Prayer," "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"). Ms. Zanicchi and The Platters represent the mul- tigenerational kinship that sym- bolizes the unity of the Italian and American people via the universal language of music. The purpose of the tour is threefold. One: To celebrate and thank the American people for liberating Italy from Nazi occu- pation under reviled Italian dic- tator Benito Mussolini on April 25, 1945. Two: To raise aware- ness of Italian arts and culture in honor of the international release of the new, critically ac- claimed Italian comedy-drama Briciole Sul Mare. The motion picture is currently under con- sideration as an official nominee for a prestigious David di Do- natello Award. Three: To raise funds for the Italian Red Cross to help the victims of central Italy's recent earthquakes. Briciole Sul Mare tells the story of a fisherman living in the south ofltaly whose regular fishing trip takes an unexpected turn when he falls asleep. Dur- ing his slumber, he drifts south to the waters of beautiful, sun- ny Sicily. There he meets many new people, including Salvo, a young man who finds himself in a whirlwind of romance, family drama and legal trouble -- all which could completely alter his future. The film is full of dramatic and comical waves that rise and fall so unexpect- edly that any avid roller coaster rider would be envious. During the tour, Ms. Zanicchi will introduce three of Italy's rising star vocalists to North America -- Briciole film star and director, Walter Nestola, (Continued on Page 14)