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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 29, 2013 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 $30.00 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. 117 - No. 48 Friday, November 29, 2013 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. The United States of Bullying As the Miami Dolphins' case shows, our society has trouble dealing with adult-on-adult bullying. by Marc Morial When 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death from an abandoned concrete plant tower in early September after intense bullying by two other girls, it made headlines around the world. While some teen-on-teen bullyin~ was once accepted as a rite of passage, we now know-it can have deadly consequences. Today, schools, the media, and families are all taking it more seriously, including the role that adults sometimes play in stalking teens and tweens. What about adult-on-adult bullying? While possibly just as harmful, it's a less prominent and much more com- plex story. Consider the current case of alleged bullying by white Miami Dolphins lineman, Richie Incognito, against his black teammate, Jonathan Martin. Yes, a certain amount of hazing is part of football locker room culture. Playful teasing, mild insults, and innocent pranks are commonplace among both white and black football players at all levels, from high school to the pros. For the most part, this has been viewed as acceptable and even beneficial team-building behavior in the high testosterone world of male competitive sports. But every person and every football player is differ- ent. Not all are comfortable with locker room rough- housing and crude language, especially when it crosses the line into racial slurs. Incognito has acknowledged leaving a voicemail for Martin in which he used the N word, threatened to kill Martin, and threatened to slap Martin's mother. Incognito's words and actions caused Martin to leave the team and seek counseling. Incognito has been in- definitely suspended by the Miami Dolphins and the NFL is conducting an investigation of the matter, which involves other members of the team. "Beyond the well-publicized voice mail with its racial epithet, Jonathan endured a malicious physical attack on him by a teammate, and daily vulgar comments," Martin's lawyer said in a statement that featured a sample (and unprintable) text. (Continued on Page 14) 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 Joseph S. Giuffrida, a lifelong resident of Lawrence passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 17t" surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born on November 8, 1924, and was the son of Petrina and Giusseppe Giuffrida. He attended Holy Rosary Grammar School and Lawrence High School. He later went on to receive his professional designation of M.A.A. (Massachusetts Accredited Assessor) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Joe was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Sandy, and brother Mario Giuffrida. His family includes his cherished daughters Patricia and husband Nelson Mariano of Lawrence, Jo-Anne and husband Scott Corcoran of Methuen, grandchildren Joseph Mariano and his wife Kelly (Stevens), and Christina Mariano. Joe was proudest of his great-grandson, Anthony Joseph Mariano. Joe is also survived by a godchild, Ida Vasta of Lawrence as well as nephews Richard Giuffrida and his wife JoAnn, and Ronald Giuffrida and Kathy Burke all of Chicago. Joe began his work career as a driver for the Eagle Wonder Cleaners, where he met his future wife ... the boss's daughter, Sandy. They were married in 1946. He worked for more than 20 years for the H.P. Hood Company as a milkman, supervisor and later as the Vice President of the Hood Credit Union. In 1968, the Honorable Joseph Bacigaluppo, Justice of the Lawrence District Court, appointed Joe the first official Court Officer, followed by Deputy Probation Officer, due to his ability to communicate with juveniles. Joe was then appointed Assistant Registrar of Deeds by John J. Buckley, which for three years, he did in conjunction with his position of Deputy Probation Officer, at the request of Judge Bacigaluppo. One year later, Joe became acting Registrar of Deeds and Assistant Land Court Recorder. A vacancy in the Assessor's Department in Lawrence City Hall, prompted Joe to apply. He was selected, and four years later was appointed by the Mayor as Chairman of the Board and Chief Assessor. In October 2008, Joe retired from this position after 36 years of service to the City of Lawrence. Joe was dedicated to the Order Sons of Italy since he joined over 50 years ago. He had served for 24 consecutive years as an immediate member of the Grand Council. During his early years, he served as Orator, as Trustee and Chairman of the Community Center Trust. Following many years of faithful service to Lawrence Lodge 902, the brothers and sisters of Lodge 902 honored him in 1994 for his accomplishments. On the Sons of Italy Grand Lodge level, Joe served as State Trustee for 8 years, Chairman of the State Trustees for 3 years, State Financial Secretary for 4 years, and State Orator for 4 years, State 1st Vice President for 2 years and State President for 4 years. As a member of the State Council he chaired the committee to review the State By-Laws, chaired a reception for the Italian Council General, chaired the United Cerebral Palsy Telethon for 4 years, served as a member of the Italian Cultural Commission, liaison to the Italian Student Ambassador Program, liaison to the cable program Tele-ltalia, a member of the Italian Republic Day Committee for 3 years and then Chairman. Joe worked to promote the teaching of Italian in public high schools with the President of the Senate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Joe was also a Supreme Lodge Member of the Immigration Committee, former Deputy of the Ohio Grand Lodge, a member of the National Commission for Social Justice, a member of the Supreme Council O.S.I.A., a member of the Advisory Board of the Don Orione Home and Madonna Queen National Shrine. Joe has been a member of the St. Alfio Society for 52 years serving as Treasurer for 30 of those years, as well as a member of the Council. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of the Casa Monte Cassino, a home away from home that brings people from Italy and other countries that need medical care at a Boston Hospital, a member of the American Heart Association, member of the Holy Family Guild, member and Past President for 2 years of the Essex County Assessor's Association and past president of the Legislative Council. He was a faithful communicant of the Holy Rosary Church at Corpus Christi Parish. He was also involved with programs, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, YWCA Battered Women, Abused Children and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Visiting hours were on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street. Methuen. Funeral mass was celebrated on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Corpus Christi Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex Street. Lawrence. Interment took place at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. Contributions in Joe's memory may be made to the St. Alfio Society, 20 Common Street, Lawrence, MA 01841. JOSEPH FAY Joseph E. Fay entered his eternal rest on November 21, 2013. Joseph was born in Harlem (NYC) to Rosina (Cossa) and Giuseppe Fiorito on Decem- ber 25, 1923. He was a graduate of Power Memorial Academy, Packard Jr. College, and New York School of Embalm- ing and Restorative Art, Joseph had been a licensed funeral director for 54 years, with Riverside Memorial Chapels and Frank E. Campbell Chapel. Brother Joe has been a dedicated member of the Order Sons of Italy in America for 55 years and held numerous positions in his filial lodge, the New York Grand Lodge and the Supreme Lodge. In 1975 he became NYS Grand Ven- erable (State President). Later he served as Supreme ~Fl-l~,s. t~,e .... Nafl,~9.~a.1, ~ TI'~ a,- surer, Supreme Deputy to Connecticut; Rhode Island, and Supreme Deputy for six- teen years to New Jersey. In 2009 he was appointed New Jersey Supreme Deputy Emeritus. Mr. Fay was the recipient of the Order's highest commendation the Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro Award, NYS Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, the State's highest commenda- tion the Bene Emeritus Award. Joseph was inducted to the National Italian American Hall of Fame, and received the Columbus Citi- zens Foundation's Man of Distinction Award. He was also knighted Grand Master with Collar in the Military Order of St. Andrew of Caffa (Italy), Knight of Malta, Order of St. John; later he became a Cavillere in the Order of Savoy. Joseph was predeceased tly_. _h_i_s_ parents; brothers John and Anthony, and sister, Marie, spouses, Mildred Gandek Fiorito and the late Evelyn Klein- Feldman Fay, and stepson, Ronnie. He is survived by his loving daughter, Louise Fiorito; dear friend, Lucy Codella; brother-in-law, Jerry Klein; two stepsons, Allan and Bruce Feldman, and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Viewing was be held at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Av- enue, New York, NY. Mass was held at Sacred Heart Monastery Church, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY on Monday, November 25, 2013. In lieu of flowers, contribu- tions can be made to the Joseph E. Fay Scholarship Fund, NYS OSIA Foundation, 2 101 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710. MaE _he rest _in t~e_ac_e._.