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Happy Anniversary

And Birthday

John Scuoppo submitted the following birthday and wedding anniversary announcement to the paper.

A shout out to Theresa Scuoppo, as she celebrates her 85th birthday on Saturday, April 2 and an additional shout out to both Theresa and her husband John, on their 63rd wedding anniversary on Monday, April 11.

Love and many more years of health and happiness from their loving family: sister Rita; daughters Stephanie, Mary and Nancy and their families; our grandchildren Mario, Christopher, Anthony, Brandon, Alexa; and our great-granddaughter, Lila-Marie. Thank you all!

Parish Book Signing

Sr. Louise Finn, who works at Villa Maria Academy, will be at the St. Helena Bookstore, 1315 Olmstead Avenue on Sunday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. for a book signing of her latest book The Seed That Became A Garden: The Story of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys.

The paperback book is published by St. Pauls and will be available for $10, and

Sr. Finn will be present Sunday morning to autograph copies. They may make nice first Communion and Confirmation presents, as well as birthday and graduation gifts.

Competes For 2016

Miss Teen Title

Carlie Bonilla of the borough was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Teen pageant competition which took place on Sunday, April 3.

Carlie learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the local area.

Carlie submitted an application and participated in her interview session conducted by this year’s New York Pageant coordinator.

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

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