Pannese Society celebration marks 110th anniversary

Jan 08, 2020 499


Special pride was on display a number of times inside the Kelley-Gazzerro VFW Post 2812/Spirito’s Restaurant during an extraordinary celebration that marked the 110th anniversary of the famed Pannese Society of Rhode Island.

Upwards of 250 people celebrated their Italian heritage that dates back to 1909, when Giuseppe Anzevino came from the village of Panni in Foggia, Italy, and settled on Providence’s Federal Hill. Christiana Caprarelli sang both the American and Italian national anthems.

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