Dominic DiFrisco funeral: Chicago mourns Italian-American titan

May 02, 2019 369

BY: Mark Rivera

There was a final goodbye Wednesday for the man known as the "voice of Chicago's Italian-American Community," Dominic DiFrisco. Family and friends, and those who admired him, packed the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in the city's Little Italy neighborhood. With Frank Sinatra music playing, hundreds of Chicago's movers and shakers gathered for the celebration of life. 

"He was a powerbroker in a city of power," said close friend Richard Edelman. "He continued to advocate throughout his life for the dream of Italian Americans." Born to Sicilian immigrants in 1933 in the Bronx, DiFrisco made Chicago his second home, where he was the voice of the Columbus Day Parade broadcast for more than 45 years.

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