Annual Awards given by the

The Vincent Lombardi Lodge #2270

Rochester New York

 

 

The Sons and Daughters 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 Italian American Heritage 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.

 

 

2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS

MAN OF THE YEAR: THOMAS MELECA

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: EDWARD MARUGGI

FAMILY OF THE YEAR: THE CAMARDO FAMILY

 

 

2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS

BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR: DAVID MAMMANO

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: PAUL SPIRANZA

HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR: MARY JO GUGINO

FAMILY OF THE YEAR: THE DICESARE FAMILY

 

2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS

MAN OF THE YEAR: SENATOR JOE ROBACH

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: LOU GRAMM

FAMILY OF THE YEAR: THE BERNUNZIO FAMILY

 

2014 AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

WOMAN OF THE YEAR: FRANCA CINELLI

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: CHIEF MICHAEL CIMINELLI

FAMILY OF THE YEAR: THE COLARUOTOLO FAMILY

 

 

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

 
 
 
2010 award recipients were:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Joseph Capogreco, Radio Host for "Carosello Italiano"

ADVANCEMENT OF THE ARTS AWARD

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

 

MAN OF THE YEAR:

Peter Carpino of Rochester United Way

              

WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Roseann Lackey of Charles Settlement House

 
 
 

 

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

 
 
 
 

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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