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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 4, 2014 Page 5 Thank You Coach Dom ... A Frank De Pasquale Venture Louie Cavagnaro, Alby Maniscalco, Dora, Dora Jr., Jim Gannon and Roger Mustone Friday evening, June 27 th the North End Athletic Association honored North End resi- dent "Coach Dom" Campochiaro for his 62 years of coaching the youth of the North End and beyond on the baseball field; prior to the beginning of the Little League All- Star game, which took place at Langone Field. Coach Dom was awarded proclamations from Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councilor Sal LaMattina. Representative Aaron Michlewitz also paid recognition to Coach Dom. Men who Dom coached decades ago still remember him and came by to express what a significant mark he had made in their lives to this day. Former and current NEAA participants were on hand to show their graUtude to Coach Dom for his years of dedi- cation and friendship. Coach Dom was touched, "I was honored and pleased to see how many players and friends showed up. I will always treasure my days with each and every one of them," he said; and in true Dom style concluded, "God, Family and Country." www.depas ualeventures.com Janet Gilardi, Frank Marine, Annette Marino, Vito Aluia, Anna Gaeta, Richie DeSantis, Tony Gaeta, Joe Bow, Dom Campochiaro, Danny Puopolo, Lou Cavagnaro and JuJu Dom and Brianna Granddaughter City Councilor Sal LaMattina, Dom and Rep. Aaron Michlewitz John Romano presents Dom with Cardinals Shirt and Hat. Dom throwing out the first pitch of the All-Star Game. Sal Giaratani, Barbara Summa, Lou Graffeo Pam Donnaruma and Tom Analetto. Front Row L-R Vito Aluia, Janet Gilardi, Frank Marino, Marie Simboli, Dora Campochiaro, Tony Gaeta and JuJu East and West Teams (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) Bricco Boutique ItalianCuisine 241 Hanover St. 617.248.6800 Trattoria II Panino Boston's Ist Original Trafforia 11 Parmenter St. * 617.720.1336 Quattro Grill, Rosticceria & Pizzeria 266 Hanover St. 617.720.0444 GiGi Gelateria 50 Flavors of Homemade Gelato 272 Hanover St. * 64 Cross SL 617.720.4243 N.E. Scene Boston Magazine A Magazine of Food, Wine, Tradition, Travel & Culture 256 Hanover St. 617.570.9199 Mar6 Seafood & Oyster Bar 135 Richmond St. 617.723.MARE Bricco Panetteria Homemade Artisan Breads 241 Hanover St. 617.248.9859 Umbria Prime 5 Story Steakhouse Oyster Bar & Night Club 295 Franklin St. 617.338.1000 DePasquale's 5 Homemade Pasta Shoppe Over 50 Varieties 66A Cross St. * 617.248.9629 Eagle Design Commercial & Residential Construction 256 Hanover St. Suite 8 617.201.7951 The Ocean Club at Marina Bay 62,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Nightlife 333 Victory Rd. 617.689.0600 gInthonp ]I. 00uggieri Anthony J. Ruggieri, of North Reading, form- erly of Medford, died peacefully with his loving family at his side in his final hours on Monday, June 23 rd. He was 80. Tony was raised in Medford, the son of the late John and the late Phyllis (Cefalo) Ruggieri. After graduating Medford High School with the class of 1951, Tony served with the Air Force in the Korean War. A butcher by trade, Tony worked with his father and then branched off on his own opening the Prince Market in Everett while at the same time earning a degree from Cornell University. With his degree and natural business acumen, Tony became the New England District Manager for the Southland Corporation, opening their first 35 stores in the region. After being stricken ill, Tony focused on his recovery and served as a consultant in the food retail and wholesale industry, especially to Bianco and Sons. Tony later opened his own restaurant, Ruggieri's Happy Haddock in Medford. With his wife and sons at his side the local eatery became a regional landmark. After closing in Medford, Tony ventured into Lynnfield where they again operated Ruggieri's at the Ship on Route 1. A devoted family man and friend, Tony will always be remembered for his kindness and loyalty. The beloved husband of the late Teresa (Logue) Ruggieri who passed away in 2010, Tony leaves his loving sons: John and his wife Kathleen of Chelsea and Anthony Jr. and his wife Karen Marie of North Andover. He leaves his loving grandson Tyler Ruggieri. Tony was the dear brother of Phyllis Ann Masterson of Charlotte, NC and the late Johanne Chiappini as well as a dear brother-in-law to Connie Rosati of Medford and Patrick Logue of Valley Village, CA. He also leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Relatives and friends were invited to visit at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, on Sunday, June 29 th and again on Monday morning, June 30 th followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church. Services concluded with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations in Anthony's memory may be made to the Dr. Roman DeSanctis Legacy Fund at Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114.