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POST-GAZETTE, JUN E 13, 2014 Page3 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. 118 - No. 24 Friday, June 13, 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. e g Mass & Procession June 22"a Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, or more commonly referred to as Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione on May 25 1887, in the farming Italian town of Pietrelcina. He is famous for bearing the stigmata and joined the Capuchins at an early age. He then left the friary to begin his studies to become a priest, which is why he is known as Padre Pio, Father Pius in Italian, a name given to him when he joined the Capuchins. His life was shrouded with illness and controversy due to his stigmata, which the Vatican doubted were real, thus prohibited him from practicing mass and hearing confession. Later in his life however, Pope Pius XI admit- ted to be misinformed and encouraged Catholics to visit Padre Pio. He was finally allowed to preach and celebrate Mass. In honor of Padre Pio, who was canonized a Saint by Saint John Paul II on June 16, 2002 and to raise funds for St. Leonard Church; the Friends of Padre Pio have organized a service. A Mass in Italian with a few words in English will be held at 10:30 am on June 22nd at St. Leonard on Hanover Street followed by food and beverages at 12:00 pm in the downstairs hall. Tickets are $10.00 and all of the proceeds will be going to the church. A procession In celebration of Padre Pio will commence at 2:00 pm at Hanover and Prince Streets and continue throughout the streets of the North End. The chief organizer, Anna Serignano D'Amore thanks all of those who have helped put together this event, espe- cially Father Antonio. All are welcome to come lend a hand, honor Padre Pio and enjoy a good time. f May She Rest in Peace addelena Maddy (Leone) Leccese, of Braintree for 38 years formerly of Newton (Auburndale) passed away on June 6, 2014 at the age of 69. Beloved wife of Richard M. Leccese. Devoted sister of Marguerite Leach of Warwick RI and Antonia Irwin of Attleboro. Dear aunt to Anthony Irwin and his wife Marybeth, David Irwin, Susan Irwin James and Douglas Leccese. Cherished grand aunt of Rachael, Olivia and Giuliana. Maddy was born in Warwick, RI. She was formerly a secretary at the Merchant Coop Bank. She was a human resource assistant at Ocean Spray Cranberry, Boston for 22 years. Maddy was a member of the Sons of Italy of Braintree Ladies Lodge, the Italian American Cultural Organi- zation of Braintree, and a member of the St. Cosmas and Damian Society of Cambridge in which she received the Woman of the Year award in 2004. Funeral Mass was at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Braintree. Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton. Memorial donations may be made in Maddy's name to Saint Cosmas and Damian Society, 17 Porter Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141. To leave a sympathy message visit IN LOVING MEMORY OF Andrea "Abb l" ( Petrigno) 5pa nuolo June 20, 1954 - June 9, 2014 Andrea "Abby" (Petrigno) Spagnuolo, of the North End of Boston on June 9th. Beloved wife of Robert Spagnuolo, Jr. Devoted mother of Alex DiCicco, Ariana and Robert J. Spagnuolo of Boston. Loving daughter of Josephine (Petringa) and the late Joseph Petrigno. Dear sister of Mark Petrigno and Shelia Moratti both of Boston. Cherished daughter-in- law of Robert "Buddy" and Josephine (Salvati) Spagnuolo of the North End of Boston. Also survived by her many adored nieces and nephews. Family and friends will honor Abby on Friday, June 13th from 9:00-10:30 am in St. Leonard's Church, Hanover Street, Boston, followed by a Funeral Mass in celebration of her life at 10:30 am. Services will conclude with Abby being laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. For more details, visit www.ruggieromh, com arrangements under the personal care of Ruggiero Family Memorial Home East Boston, 617-569-0990. Saint Anthony of Padua by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari 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 P0st-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 !~,stamped ~(4 ....... i ~U~I ? ; There is perhaps no more loved and admired saint in the Catholic Church than Saint Anthony of Padua. Saint Anthony, called Saint Anthony of Padua because of his long residence in that city, was born in Lisbon Por- tugal in 1195 receiving the name Ferdinand at his Bap- tism. He was placed by his parents, at an early age, in the Community of the Can- ons of the Cathedral of Lisbon. At the age of fifteen, he joined the Canons Regular Of St. Augustine, in the mon- astery of St. Vincent, just outside the city walls (1210). Two years later he entered the Monastery of Santa Croce in C6imbra (1212), where he remained for eight years, occupying his time mainly with study and prayer. Gifted with an excel- lent understanding and a superb memory, he gathered from the Sacred Scriptures and the writings of the Holy Fathers a vast knowledge of theology. The death of five Franciscans who shed their blood for their Faith in Morocco in the year 1220 and whose bodies had been brought to Saint Anthony's monastery for burial in- spired him to become a Franciscan. Thus, Ferdinand left the Canons Regular of St. Augustine to join the Franciscan Order taking the new name of Anthony. A short time after his en- try into the order, Anthony started for Morocco, but he was stricken down by a se- vere illness, which affected him the entire winter com- pelling him to sail for Portu- gal the following spring. Hls ship, however, was over- taken by a violent storm and driven upon the coast of Sicily, where Anthony remained for some time, (Continued on Page 5)