Italo-American Club installs new officers

Jan 24, 2017 1197

By Pete Fontaine

The importance of the Italo-American Club in Rhode Island as well as its ongoing popularity was apparent Monday night in Providence. The one-time Berarducci Funeral Home at 477 Broadway, now the nations oldest operating Italian organization that was founded back in 1896, was filled with high-ranking federal and state officials. U.S. Congressman David Cicilline served as master of ceremonies during the clubs annual swearing-in of officers and board of directors.

Gov. Gina Raimondo led the states delegation and swore in the ever-popular and smiling Anthony Nappy Napolitano of North Providence for his third term as club president while Steven Pare, former R.I. State Police Colonel who serves as Providence Public Safety Commissioner, gave the Vice Presidents Oath of Office to George Lazzareschi, a Johnston resident who has been a club member for two decades.

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