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Filomena Deglomini

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105 years young

A Happy blessed 105th Birthday to Filomena Deglomini. Her son Edward Deglomini and daughter in-law Blandina Deglomini say they are so thankful to the Lord for giving her a long life to be still with them. They report it completed their happiness as a family.

Goodbye father and grandfather

Waterbury LaSalle community leader Andrew Chirico II sends word that his father Andrew “Chick” Chirico passed away on Tuesday, December 9, at the age of 93.

Andrew was born in Manhattan November 30, 1921, and he grew in Belmont. He served in the United States Army during World War II and then worked for the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electric. In 1953 he married Clara Tudisco.

They had four children: Andrew, Rita, Anthony and Clareann. They had five grandchildren: Justine Anne, Anthony Vincent, Louis, Michael and Tiffany. In 1959, the family moved to Throggs Neck. Then in 1969, they moved to Waterbury Avenue, where Chick spent the next 45 years. Chick worked hard.

Andrew Chirico Sr.

For many years, he sold fruits and vegetables with his brother and father in the Arthur Avenue Market.

Even after he retired from his New York City job, he worked part-time delivering ice cream to stores. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed family vacations and holiday dinners.

Chick always had a good word to say, and everyone who knew him loved him.

You are only gone a few days now, but you will be missed. Rest in peace Dad. We love you.

‘The Bronx Babe’ show

Sonny Marie Lee performed her show ‘The Bronx Babe’ at the Guiding Star Knights of Columbus in Spencer Estate recently.

The show chronicles her experiences growing up in the Bronx in the 1970s as a multi-ethnic child, with a mother born in Puerto Rico, and an Irish father.

Sonny Marie Lee

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at procc‌hio@c‌ngloc‌al.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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