Annual Awards given by the

The Vincent Lombardi Lodge #2270

Rochester New York

 

 

The Sons of Italy Vincent Lombardi Lodge #2270 honors outstanding Italian - Americans who have made a significant contribution to their profession and to our community during our annual awards ceremony held at the Christopher Columbus Dinner Dance in October.  These awards promote and recognize Italian - Americans who are true role models and who exemplify the traditions and values of our Italian and Italian - American heritage.

The 2015 Award recipients:

                                        LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:

                                          Chief Michael Ciminelli

                                        WOMAN OF THE YEAR:

                                           Franca Cinelli

                                         FAMILY OF THE YEAR:

                                           The Colaruotolo Family

 

The 2014 award recipients:

                                        MAN OF THE YEAR

                                          Senator Joseph Robach

                                        LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

                                          Lou Gramm

                                        FAMILY OF THE YEAR

                                           The Bernunzio Family, Leo's Bakery, East Rochester

 

The 2013 award recipients were:

                                                    MAN OF THE YEAR

                                                        Salvatore Mitrano III, Chief of Rochester Fire Department

                                        WOMAN OF THE YEAR                                                       

                                        Rae Mastro, Owner and CEO of Mastro Graphic Arts, Inc.

                                       PROFESSIONAL MAN OF THE YEAR

                                        James A. Vazzana, Managing Partner of Chamberlain D'Amanda Law Firm

                                       LIFETIME OF SERVICE TO THE VINCENT LOMBARDI LODGE

                                        Shirley Sculli, Past President

                                               

 

The 2012 award recipients were:

                                                     MAN OF THE YEAR

                                                         Joseph Berta

                                        WOMAN OF THE YEAR                                                       

                                         JoAnne Palermo Ryan

                                       HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

                                        Thomas C. Ferraro

                                       LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

                                        Martin Mucci

                                               

 

The 2011 award recipients were:

                                  MAN OF THE YEAR:

                                                     Dr. Richard Constantino

                                                        Family of the Year:

                                                        Gary and Fran Passero

                                          Humanitarian of the Year

                                         Carolyn Portanova

 

The 2010 award recipients were:

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Joseph Capogreco, Radio Host for "Carosello Italiano"

www.italiancarousel.net

ADVANCEMENT OF THE ARTS AWARD

Marc Iacona, Executive/Co-Producer of Rochester's Jazz Festival

www.rochesterjazz.com

MAN OF THE YEAR:

Peter Carpino of Rochester United Way

www.uwrochester.org

                    

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Roseann Lackey of Charles Settlement House

www.charlessettlementhouse.org/

 

The 2009 award recipients were:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Ralph Esposito

Retiring Gates Town Supervisor

FAMILY OF THE YEAR

The Schiano Family

HUMANITARIAN AWARD:

Dr. Ralph Pennino & the INTERVOL Organization

www.intervol.org

The 2008 award recipients were:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Olindo and Filomena DiFrancesco

FAMILY OF THE YEAR

Dinolfo Family - Cheryl, Vincent & Children

WOMAN OF THE YEAR:
Gail Donofrio

ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR:

Silvano Deritis & Joanne Iacchetta of the musical group Souvenir

 

 

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