Morris Park Community Association’s Dinner Dance

Honoree Dr. Casey (front, r) received congratulations from his wife, children, spouses and grandchildren.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Morris Park Community Association toasted a exemplary community leaders at its 43rd annual dinner dance on Saturday, April 8 at Marina del Rey Caterers.

(l-r) Assemblyman Michael Benedetto; NYS comptroller Thomas DiNapoli; Silvio Mazzella, MPCA board member; Al D’Angelo, MPCA vice president; Senator Jeff Klein; Tony Signorile, MPCA president; Frank Agovino, MPCA second vice president; Chris Alessandro, MPCA treasurer; Thomas Messina representing Congressman Crowley and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj.
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Community leaders, elected officials, family and friends all joined in honoring this year’s honorees Benjamin Soccodato, educational consultant and former P.S. 83 principal and Dr. Edward Casey, longtime Calvary Hospital staff member, general practitioner and palliative care physician on their many achievements and successful careers.

Honorees Dr. Casey (2nd from l) and Benjamin Soccodato (c) proudly accepted their special commendations from (l-r) Assemblyman Gjonaj, Senator Klein and Congressman Eliot Engel.
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Jackie DiMaggio performed a rousing rendition of the National Anthem.
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Tony Signorile (r) received a special commendation from Mariel de la Cruz representing Comptroller Scott Stringer.
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Honoree Benjamin Soccodato (c) attended the awards gala with (l-r) his daughter-in-law Charisse Soccodato, daughter Jacqueline, son Ben, wife Lois, daughter Amy and son-in-law Raymond Downs.
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The SUNY Maritime College Color Guard gave a crowd pleasing opening performance.
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