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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 Page 3 Dedicates Simboli Hall 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 Home of School of Theology and Ministry by Seen Smith I Chronicle Editor Published: September 17~, 2015 e-mail: Website: 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-GAZE'TIE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Dormanm~ Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119 - No. 39 Friday, September 25, 2015 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. In, & ing Memo of JOSEPH LONGO irstSnni et sa.w SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 Greatly Missed by Wife Sarah Children Sal, Anthony, Maria Teresa (Tee Tee), Angel, Andrea and Grandchildren arlo Mario Ventresca of Boston's North End passed away on September 16, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Mario Ventresca was the loving son of the late Domenico and Maria Domenica Ventresca. Beloved husband of 56 years to Anna (D'Amato) Ventresca. Devoted father of Sandra Ventresca and her husband Giovanni De Dona of Medford, Lisa Ventresca of the North End, and the late Domenic Ventresca and his surviving wife Rachel of Woburn. Cherished grandfather of Mario, Domenic and David Ventresca, and Stephen Papa. Dear younger brother of the late Antonio, Rinaldo, Aldolfo, Eligio and Severino and their wives all of Italy. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Leonard's Church, Boston. Services were concluded with entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Malden. Donations in Mario's memory may be made to: St. Leonard's Church, 320 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113. May Ie @est in eace Boston College dedicated 9 Lake Street, the home of BC's School of Theology and Ministry and Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, as Simboli Hall on September 16% in honor of real estate developer and longtime BC benefactor Anthony C. "Tony" Simboli '50, MA '50, and his wife, Gloria, shown here with family members: A.J., Anthony J., Dorothy, Anthony C., Daisy, Tricia, Gloria, Trevor and University President William P. Leahy, S.J. (Photos by Lee Pellegrini, courtesy of Boston College) Boston College dedicated 9 Lake Street, the home of BC's School of Theology and Ministry and Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, as Simboli Hall on September 16th, in honor of real estate developer and !ongtime Uni- versity benefactor Anthony C. "Tony" Simboli '50, MA '50, and his wife, Gloria. The dedication ceremony, held outside the building in the sun and warmth of late afternoon, brought to- gether STM administrators -- including Dean Mark Masse, SJ -- faculty and stu- dents, and other BC repre- sentatives, who listened as Tony Simboli expressed his appreciation for his alma mater and the role it played in his personal and profes- sional life. "The Jesuit education I received provided my moral compass," said Simboli, retired chairman of ACS Development Corp. In 201 I, the City of Chelsea pre- sented Simboli with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the city. "BC taught me discipline, offered me guid- ance, and it was there I learned to get along with people." Simboli said he was par- ticularly gratified to be asso- ciated with STM and the institute, two entities he described as committed to the "study of truth, which is essential to the future of civilization and humanity." "This is," he added, "a spe- Anthony C. Simboli "Simboli Hall" above the building's entrance. University President Will- iam P. Leahy, SJ, and Senior Vice President for Advance- ment James Husson also spoke at the ceremony, and praised Simboli for his devo- tion to faith and service as well as to BC. Simboli Hall will be recog- nized as a place dedicated "to the religious and intellec- tual heritage that is part of Boston College's value system," said Fr. Leahy. "Tony and Gloria Simboli join some of the other impor- tant family names -- Carney, Cadigan, Welsh, McMullen -- who have left a legacy at Boston College. Their gener- osity is a call for all of us to rededicate ourselves to faith, service and intellectual ex- cellence, the hallmarks of a Jesuit, Catholic education." Added Husson, "This build- ing is a fitting tribute to the ful path to success, which began with his childhood in Boston's North End and in- cluded his time at BC. The first in his family to attend college, he is believed to be the only BC alumnus who simultaneously received an undergraduate and master's degree. Simboli was an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency for seven years be- fore opening a retail store in 1957, then starting a chain of super-sized drugstores under the name Sunnyhurst and Sunny Corner Farms. Selling the chain in 1980, Simboli turned his attention to real estate development, with an emphasis on creat- ing projects of lasting value that generate opportunities and enhance communities. One project involved redevel- oping the abandoned Chris- topher Columbus High School in his native North End into a luxury condo- minium complex, raising the standard for new condo- minium construction in that area. His philanthropic endeav- ors have included provid- ing the means for young people to realize the bene- fits of higher education. He established the Anthony C. Simboli Scholarship Fund in 1985, and in 2006 he founded the Simboli Family College Award, which has thus far has provided finan- cial support for more than 100 Chelsea High School graduates attending college. cial day for all of us." philanthropy and faith that "I'm honored and privi- Minutes later, Simboli characterize the lives of leged- and while I never and his family and friends Tony and Gloria." use the word "humbled," I [ watched as his grandson Fr. Leahy and Husson also think I am -- to have our Trevor tugged on the cord reviewed the highlights of family's name on this build- to unveil the nameplate Simboli's unlikely and color- ing," he said. Reprinted from Boston College Chronicle