The Sons of Italy recently held its installation of officers, directors, and trustees on Jan. 6, 2018, at the Sons of Italy Club at 139 Center Street. The event’s keynote speaker was Connecticut Senator Joe Markley. He spoke of the numerous contributions made to Southington and the State of Connecticut by Italian immigrants and the rich culture and heritage they brought to our country which is now being carried forward by this organization. The organization makes many contributions to the community including, but not limited to, providing scholarships to high school seniors, donations to Bread for Life, Relay for Life, Southington Community Services, First Responder organizations, and individual requests for support. The organization is also a co-sponsor of the annual Italian-American Festival along with the UNICO Club of Southington and Sorelle d’Italia.
Cutline for SOI Elected Officers: Front Row from left to right: Gino Torone, Ray Riccardone, Mark Mongillo, Antonio Cusano, Robert Triano, Lou Lacedra.
Back row from left to right: John Albini, Bob Giammattei, Pat Baldino, Steve Audi, Mario Leonetti, Dominic Palazzo, Tony Distasio, Mike Nanfito , Carmine Menone, Rich Angelillo.