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POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 30, 2017 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 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., PO. 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 Saint Padre Pio (Continued from Page i) Devotees of Saint Padre Pio from St. Leonard Church held the 6ta annual procession on Sunday afternoon in honor of the relatively new saint. The statue of St. Pio was carried from St. Leonard Church after an Italian Mass and walked through the neighborhood streets v here devotees pinned donations on ribbons. The procession was accompanied by the North End Marching Band. St. Padre Pio was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Plus of Pietrelcina (1887-1968) was a Capuchin Catholic priest from Italy, born as France sco Forgione and given the name Plus (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Capuchins, thus known popularly as Padre Pio. He became famous for bearing the stigmata. James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 121 - No. 26 Friday, June 30, 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. November 16, 1957 - June 18, 2017 Mrs. Barbara Lyn (Coocen) Coombs, age 59, of Lynn, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at her home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Raymond Coombs. Born in Lynn and a lifelong Lynn resident, she was the daughter of Barbara (Razney) Coocen of Saugus, and the late James Coocen. In addition to her mother, she leaves three children, Jason M., Allison R., and Ashley A. Coombs; four siblings, Nicholas J. Coocen and his wife Lori of Peabody, Chester J. Coocen and his companion, Saundra Keenan of Orlando, FL, Frederick A. Coocen and his wife Laura of Parkersburg, WV, and Lysa M. Coocen of Lynn; and seven grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She graduated from Lynn English High School, Class of 1975. Barbara formerly worked as a forklift operator at the G.E. River Works in Lynn for ten years. Family and friends attended visiting hours on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn. Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 26, 2017. Burial will take place at a later date. 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 (Above Photos by Matt Conti, NorthEndWaterfront.corr0 (Photo by Sal Giarratani)