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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 18, 2014 Page 3 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 ROAD TO SAINTHOOD and Tony "Taro" Ciaramitaro Receives Award from NEAA e-mail: Website: www, Subscriptions in the United States 835.00 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-GAZETrE 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. 118 - No. 16 Friday, April 18, 2014 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. flI[oneo "ill" Alfonso C. Longo, 94, passed away on April 13, 2014. Long prominent as a publicist in Boston, A1 was born in the West End to Peter and Teresa (Lavina) Longo on June 18, 1919. The fourth of six siblings, he graduated from Dorchester High School for Boys and attended Boston University. Serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he was stationed in Washington, D.C., San Diego, and Honolulu, and worked on the staff of The Leatherneck Magazine. Returning to Boston, Al began a long career in public relations at Loew's Theatres, where he met his future business partner, Sandy Giampapa. They founded Publicity, Inc., in 1946, and together they served a roster of clients spanning sports, entertainment, and corporations for more than 50 years. AI also had ownership interest in Pleasure Island, an amusement park in Wakefield, during the 1960's, and quietly supported a number of charitable causes. In 1947, Al married Helen (LaRosa) Longo. They raised their two children, Patrice Longo Dworkin and Peter C. Longo in Winchester, where they also enjoyed golf, tennis, and curling. In 1985, Helen and Al moved to Danvers, where they delighted in living and golfing at Ferncroft. Helen passed away in 2004. Al is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Patrice and Steven Dworkin of Pacific Palisades, CA, his son and daughter-in-law Peter and Sharyn Longo of Danvers, sister Anne Mondeau of Arvada, CO, grandchildren Adam and Chloe Dworkin and Travis and Nikolas Longo, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be .made in A1 Longo's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation and the E. N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford. 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 prior to 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 SERVICE Please join the St. Joseph Society on Holy Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 am for the Road to Sainthood in the St. Joseph's Meeting Hall, 467 Hanover Street, in Boston's North End.. Francesco (Chip) Piatti is Pro- fessor of History, Theory, Col- lage and Design Studies at the Boston Architectural Col- lege. He also serves as Se- nior thesis Advisor and Port- folio Reviewer. Besides his schedule of architectural talks and tours, Mr. Piatti consults regularly with pas- tors and parish administra- tors on matters of liturgical and architectural detail. The talk for the group is called Signs of Christ: Visible manifestations of the Savior's Presence, in art and architec- ture. It traces the appearance of signs and other wonders indicating the presence of Jesus in the world, through- out history, as depicted in Biblical and secular art. RED SOX LEGEND POSES WITH CIARAMITARO FAMILY -- Boston Red Sox legenday Infielder, and Hall of Famer Rico Petrocelli (center) stops to pose with members of the Ciaramitaro family at the North End Athletic Association's Annual Awards Dinner. L to R: Tony (Taro) Ciaramitaro, grandsons Drew and Mark, and son Daniel. Taro and Petrocelli were cited for their Community Service. The St. Joseph Society Communal Lenten Penance Service will commence at II:00 am. This will be both a wonder- ful way to prepare for Easter, and an opportunity to recon- cile with God, the Church and NEAA Official, Hon. Robert "Ted" Tomasone (left) presents the North End Athletic Association's Annual Community Service Award to Tony Taro (center) in recognition of his 40 years of portraying "Santa Claus" in the Annual Christmas Parade. (Photo by Drew Ciaramitaro) one another. ~ere will be readings from the New Testament; and par- ticipants will join in spirit with Pope Francis as to- gether we acknowledge our- selves as ordinary sinful people in need of God's for- giveness and grace. After lis- tening to God's word, praying quietly, and reciting the Act of Contrition and the Lord's Prayer together, we will re- ceive a communal penance for our sins, absolution and a blessing. Fr. Jack Izzo, S.J. will pre- side over the service; and will be available for indi- vidual private confessions and reconciliations for those who so desire. Please avail yourself of this wonderful opportunity to cleanse your heart and soul of guilt, regrets and painful memories. Have a Happy Easter fiom NE\W HEAI2TH!.L -[ o h Eltd WaL~u-~t ~ Hea .... @ ..... 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