Capital Region Scrapbook: Sons of Italy
The Sons of Italy have been helping local community groups since 1915. Posted on October 8, 2012.
Volunteers from the Sons of Italy prepared food for emergency workers and local residents affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Sitting in front are Lisa DeMArco, left, and Antniette Fazzone. Standing in the middle row, from left, are Gina Viscusi (in gray apron), Renato Viscusi, Rotterdam Junction firefighter Michelle Rott, Lou Fazzone, Pat DeLorenzo (in purple shirt) and Frank Del Gallo (in dark blue shirt). Standing in the back row are, from left, John DeMarco (behind Viscusi), Nick Piccirillo (behind Rott), Tom DeLorenzo (in green apron) and Americo Reale.
Schenectady's Sons of Italy smile for the camera. Sitting from left are Mary Iafrate, Henry Bozzi and Ann Curcio. Standing, left to right, are Paul Cirincione, Joe Bologna, Joe Giusto, Narche Falcone, Steve DeGeorgio and Dr. Ennio Isabella. Photos courtesy Sons of Italy.
Members of the Cordelia Lodge, which became part of the Sons of Italy, pose for a photograph in 1950. Sitting, from left, are unidentified, Antoinette Restina, Mary Restina, Ann Curcio and Sally D'Ambrosio. Standing, from left, are Louise DeCerbo, Sue Nicolella, Carm Ciarmella, Stella Esposito, Ann Cognetta, unidentified, Mary Ciarciaglino, Rose Catalano, Louise Orzalli and Mary Sabatino.
The Sons of Italy spent much of their time at 415 Liberty Street. The local group's Gabriele D'Annunzio Lodge 321 is now at 2984 Hamburg Street in Rotterdam.
Art Barlett (in gray suit) and Manny Aragosa (tan jacket) represent the Sons of Italy at Saratoga Gaming and Racino on July 27, 1984. Their friend is "Cosmo George," who won the race sponsored by the Sons.