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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 24, 2014 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE 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: postgazette@aol.com Website: www.BostonPostGazette.eom 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 Donnanana Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 118- No. 43 Friday, October 24, 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. Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Celebrates 100 Years (Continued from Page 1) and noting that he was glad to see members of the Grand Lodge in attendance at the kick-off event for Ital- ian Heritage Month, which is celebrating its 15 m year in Massachusetts. DeLeo, a member of the Winthrop Mixed Lodge #2057, also brought with him a procla- mation from the House of Representatives congratu- lating the Grand Lodge on reaching such a significant milestone. The National President of the Order Sons of Italy in America, Anthony Baratta, also congratulated the Grand Lodge and its officers, past and present, for all of the hard work and dedication that enabled the organiza- tion to reach its I00 th year. He spoke on the value of the work that the members of the Grand and Filial Lodges do, noting particu- larly the significant chari- table giving the organization undertakes each year to worthy causes such as the Cooley's Anemia Founda- tion, Alzheimer's Associa- tion, Doug Flutie Jr. Foun- dation for Autism, the Casa Monte Cassino, as well as the scholarship program that awards tens of thousands of dollars each year. He also spoke about ways to move the organization forward in the next 100 years, of the new goals the organization must set, and of the new mission it must endeavor upon to best serve the needs of this generation of Italian- Americans. The final speaker of the evening was the current State President of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Carmelita Bello. She ap- plauded the hard work of every officer and member, and recognized the three co-chairmen of the anniver- sary gala: State First Vice President Antonio Sestito, State Second Vice Presi- dent Ronald Hill, and State Financial Secretary Margaret Olivieri. The event continued well into the night with dinner and dancing. Guests were able to take in a slideshow of various photos from the pre- vious 100 years, as well as catch up with friends old and new. The Grand Lodge of Mas- sachusetts thanks everyone in attendance for making the event one to be remembered for years to come. POLICY The -Oeetts invlles Its readers to submit LeUrs to the Etor. a.-', 1dN and lelA umbeL An'us lelm te noX acIm Po pub!1on . Due I st8 Consiclecali  reqt. 8"tat 14ts r, ot exceed lwo TP: sp,r reaeI'tE lhe t to edlrl ietP  IIs tmhr F-i cm which It wr "iShOS to havR = n'-tlr,t gublishgd SuL'=-+on y le .Jea c ,t 3gerante puOatc_. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 r + The oI b o= . and con- e-m: ,com. If you want your photos returned, Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Invitation from the Pirandello Lyceum Post-Gazette readers are invited to the Pirandello celebration of the life of Philip Trajetta, an Italian, who with French and German colleagues, Francis Mallet and Gottlieb Graupner, founded in Boston the first conservatory of music in the United States. The discovery of this founding was the result of rich historical research by Terri Mazzulli. The celebration will take place on Sunday morning, October 26% at 10:00 am with the unveiling of the Trajetta plaque donated by The Privitera Family Charitable Foundation at the site of the first music conservatory, 50 Bedford Street Boston. This will be followed by a reception with Sal Bramante as MC at the West End Museum, 150 Staniford Street, at 11:30 am. Music composed by Philip Trajetta will be per- formed at the museum along with a video of the unveiling. This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served. Call 781-393-9820 for further information. Lane Restrictions on Anderson Memorial Bridge On Sunday, October 26, and Monday, October 27, the Anderson Memorial Bridge will be reduced to one lane between the hours of 9:00 pm and 5:00 am the follow- ing morning on both days. During the lane reduction, traffic will be limited to al- ternating one-way travel across the bridge. The sidewalk will remain open during these hours. The lane reductions are required for the installation of a precast arch section for the center arch of the bridge. State Troopers will be de- ployed in thls area to facili- tate travel across the bridge during these hours. Drivers are strongly en- couraged to avoid the area of the bridge that carries North Harvard Street/ JFK Street over the Charles River and to seek alternate routes. Drivers that must travel through this area should re- duce speeds and proceed with an additional measure of caution when traveling through the work zone. PHILIP CORDARO -- May His Memory Be Eternal- Dr. Philip Cordaro, university professor, journalist, writer, first president of the reorganized chapter of the Dante Alighieri Society in 1961 and first president of the Pirandello Lyceum in 1985, passed away peacefully in Barcelona, Spain on Octo- ber 9, 2014. He moved to Barcelona in 1988 to live close to his daughter, Joanna, whom he held dear. Dr. Cordaro was a Greater Boston leader in celebrating Italian language and culture. The idea for the Pirandello Lyceum, a new institute to celebrate Italian language and culture and eliminate the negative media stereotypes of Italians, started in 1985, the year which commemorated the 50 th anni- versary of the famous writer of plays, novels and short stories and Nobel Prize winner for literature Luigi Pirandello's death. The initial structure of the PirandeUo Lyceum was made up of six eager and enthusiastic people. They were Philip Cordaro, who was elected president; the entrepreneur, Hon. Frank Cardullo, First Vice President; the physician and philanthropist, Dr. Charles Brusch, Second Vice President; esteemed Boston Schools administrator, Dr. Anthony Abruzzese, Secretary; and es- teemed school and college educator, Prof. Orazio Buttafuoco, (current Post-Gazette col- umnist), Treasurer. Many initial members joined in the formation of the Pirandello in- cluding business entrepreneurs, judges, college professors and school superintendents. The formal Inauguration of the Pirandello Lyceum was held in April, 1986 at the Massachusetts State House in the presence of then-Governor Michael Dukakis. That evening a gala dinner was held with 500 guests including the grand nephew of Luigi PirandeUo. Dr. Cordaro, along with his officers and board members, ini- tiated symposiums, lectures and musical events celebrating Italian language and culture. Such pro- grams have continued to this day, Although he was not able to travel to the ceremony, Dr. Philip Cordaro received the prestigious Pirandello Lyceum I Migliori Award on March 29, 2014. The obituary for Philip Cordaro from Barcelona, Spain reads as follows: Like a flame, always lit Your life has always illuminated us, And today, in the day of your passing, Your lively flame remained extinguished, And the sun and sky darkened. From our side you have moved away To a new world, in another frontier, And even when you are far from our side, Only this consolation has remained with us: Finally you will revel in peace without end. Pray to God for the soul of Philip Cordaro who passed away as a Christian in Barcelona on the 9 m of October, 2014 at the age of 96. May He Rest in Peace Edward Paul Cr'oatti, (Eddie, Big Ed, Nonno, Uncle Ed, Capt., Duke) age 83, a lifelong resident of Framingham, died peacefully surrounded by his family and listening to Italian music on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his home in Framingham. Eddie was born and raised in Framingham, he was the son of the late Alberto and Elizabeth (Cevoli) Croatti. He is survived by his children, Paul Croatti and his wife Stacy of Brunswick; ME; John Croatti and his wife Alice of Keller, TX and Steven Croatti and his wife Aimee of Lantana, FL. Also survived by his grandchildren: Alex, Ryan, Sophia, Alexia, Charlie, Elizabeth and Sam Croatti; his brother Donald Croatti and his wife Maryann of Southboro and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who were the center of his world and whom he loved as his own children. Former husband of Regina [TeAngelis Keating of Plantation, FL. Brother of the late Robert and Louis Croatti, Wanda Rando, Nellie EIIsworth and Mary Cole. Edward was a graduate of Framingham High School Class of 1948. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. Mr. Croatti was the former Housing Inspector for the Framingham Board of Health and previously worked as a Foreman for Rocheford Construction and Albert Croatti and Son Builders. His passion was his family, whom he adored. After retiring, he was chef and owner of Pasta Etc., in Framingham where he worked with his family and was well-known for his delicious Italian food and making everyone else feel like family too. He was a member of the Bricklayers and Masons Union, Columbus Society, Marian High School andSt. Tarcisius Parish, all in Framingham. Funeral was from the Norton Funeral Home in Framingham followed'by a funeral Mass at St. Tamisius Church, Framingham. Burial followed at St; Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham. in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JDRF at www2.jdrf.org/goto//izcroatti or the Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt. Wayte Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701.