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~ ~ : ';i,:~(~ ~i ~ ~F~ !:~_~ i~,~, LL ?~'~}~" P APEP~t;t :~,~, ~i~ ;iLIL : ~?~~7 "T~,,~ ,'~ ~',T ~ volc oF _.___J (Formerly LA GAZZETTA del MASSACHUSETTS) VOL. 115- NO. 14 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 8, 2011 $.30 A COPY Rev. Rocco Crescenzi, F.D.R 1916- 2011 THE 28TH ANNUAL Rev. Rocco Crescenzi, F.D.P. of East Boston, Massa- chusetts passed away on April 3, 2011. Fr. Rocco was born on January 6, 1916 in Ernica Boville, Frosinone, Italy. The beloved son of the late Filomena and Domenico Crescenzi. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, Father Rocco was ordaineci~ ~.h'o the Son~s of the Divine Providence on Octo- ber 3, 1943. He came to East Boston in 1949 and was in- strumental in the building of the Madonna Queen National Shrine, located on Orient Avenue in East Boston, Massachusetts. In fact he was sent from Italy for this purpose. As a young child Father Rocco was an assistant for Don Luigi Odone. Blessed Luigi Orione was canonized by Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2004 to become Saint Luigi Orione. Fr. Rocco became the director of the Madonna Queen National Shrine in 1952 and spent 40 years serving the Shrine and its residents. His life and pas- sion was the Madonna Queen National Shrine, al- Ways doing what he did best for the Home. He was an in- novative leader who led the Shrine's mission by promot- ing the activities and ac- complishments. The Shrine has become a National land- mark. Fr. Rocco was a very humble man. However his good deeds did not go unno- ticed. He was recognized with the First Annual Don Orione Lifetime Achieve- ment Award at the 37th An- nual Banchetto. Post-Gazette columnist Edmund Turiello who wrote the weekly column Stirpe HONORABLE JAMES P. KARYN E. POLITO DAN REA PAUL E. PERACHI MUSCATO Public Service Special Justice Award Law Award Award Recognition Award Nostra remembered him, !. "Fr. Rocco was born in the Prov- The 28th Annual Law and Plymouth County Sheriff's Sons of Italy in America and Justice Day Breakfast spon- Department (Law Award); its purpose is to ensure 1 ince of Frosinone, Italy. He sored by the Commission for and Karyn E. Polito, Former equal concern, respect, treat- joined the Don Orione Order Social Justice of the Grand State Representative, Elev- ment and opportunity for all when he was 14 years old andLodge of Massachusetts, enth District Worcester [Pub- Italians, Italian-Americans was ordained a priest at the Order Sons of Italy in age of 27 in Tortona, Pied- America will be held on mont. Ft. RoccoandIenjoyed Sunday, May 1, 2011 at a short particularly warm Lombardo's, 6 Billings Street, friendship. It should also be Randolph, Massachusetts told that the title of my column beginning at 9:30 A.M. "St~rpe Nostra" was his sug- ~]~e - Commission, is gestin~-~ie i~ather had~eI~ pleased and hOnored to ebrated his 95th birthday andannounce the following his 61st year in this countryrecipients of this year's this year. He spent 74 years of religious profession and 67 years of priesthood. He will be always remembered for his good deeds and his memory will never be forgotten." Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the Volpe Chapel, Don lic Service Award). A "Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Ser- vice on behalf of Italian- Americans" will be pre- sented to Dan Rea, veteran and those of other ethnic origins. Keeping within the focus of their purpose, the Commission is extremely proud to be able to recognize these outstanding individu- Orione Nursing Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston. The funeral mass was in the chapel of the Madonna Queen National Shrine on Thursday, April 7, 2011. In- terment in the Don Orione Father's lot in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Massa- chusetts. Funeral arrange- ments were from the Caggiano Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Don Orione Home, 111 Orient Avenue, East Boston, MA 02128. May God Bless him and may he rest in eternal peace. awards: Honorable Paul E. Perachi, Ret., First Justice, Berkshire Juvenile Court (Justice Award); James P. Muscato, Assistant Superin- tendent of Law Enforcement, Boston television journal!sL als who hav~ prr~ven them- for his tireless efforts tO bring justice to four innocent Italian-American men, in- cluding, Joseph Salvati, who were wrongfully accused of a crime they did not commit. The Commission for Social Justice acts as the anti- defamation arm of the Order selves as leaders: within-the community, the state and in the preservation of their Italian Heritage. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts at 617-489-5234. Brutality Required Swift Action ii _ I r ii REFERENDUM 2011 Per il 12 giugno 2011 sono stati indetti quattro referendum popolari abrogativi (Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 77 del 4 aprile 2011). I cittadini residenti all'estero che intendano esercitare in Italia il diritto di voto in occasione di detta consultazione, devono far pervenire la relativa comunicazione scritta al Consolato Generale d'ltalia a Boston entro il 14 aprile 2011. Per ulteriori informazioni si prega di visitare il sito web del Consolato, www.consboston.estei .it, o di chiamare il seguente numero, 617 722-9225. Mayor Menino Names Peter Meade New BRA Chief Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that he has selected Peter Meade as his choice to lead the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The President and Chief Execu- tive Officer of the Edward M. Kennedy Insti- tute for the United States Senate, Peter Meade brings more than 30 years of eco- nomic development, healthcare, education and non-profit experience to the BRA. "I am confident that Peter will be a tre- mendous leader and asset to the Boston Re- development Authority and to the City of' Boston as we move out of this recession and build on the successes of the last several years," Mayor Menino said. "Peter's unique experiences as a civic and business leader make him the right person to advance the BRA's central mission of job creation, smart (Continued on Page 8) Mayor Menino announcing the appoint- ment of BRA Director Peter Meade. (Photo by Isabel Leon) i THE POST-GAZEI"rE SATELLITE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN AT 35 BENNINGTON STREET, EAST BOSTON Open Tuesdays I0:00 AM to 3:00 PH and Thursdays U.-O0 AM to PM Call 617-227-8929 for more information