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Joe & Gina Mantegna

Joseph Anthony Mantegna Joe was born November 13, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, to Italian American parents. His parents were Mary Ann (Novelli), a shipping clerk from Acquaviva delle Fonti, Apulia, Italy, who died in 2017 at the age of 101, and Joseph Henry Mantegna, an insurance salesman from  Calascibetta, Sicily, who died in 1971 of tuberculosis. Mantegna married Arlene Vrhel on October 3, 1975.. They have two daughters: Mia and Gia. Arlene owned a Chicago-themed restaurant in Burbank, California, named Taste Chicago, which closed on March 22, 2019. Mia, born 1987, is autistic and works as a make-up artist.… Continue Reading…

Public Figure

Lee Iacocca

Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca  October 15, 1924 – July 2, 2019 Lee Iacocca was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Nicola Iacocca and Antonietta Perrotta, Italian Americans from San Marco dei Cavoti, Benevento. They settled in Pennsylvania’s steel-production belt. He was said to have been christened with the unusual name “Lido” because he was conceived during his parents honeymoon in the Lido district in Venice. However, he denied this rumor in his autobiography, saying that is romantic but not true; his father went to Lido long before his marriage and was traveling with his future wife’s brother.Iacocca became an Italian American automobile executive. He… Continue Reading…


Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa was an Italian American singer-songwriter, musician, activist, and filmmaker. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of Italian American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the… Continue Reading…


Newsletter June 2021

Next Meeting July 6 2021 If you have information for the newsletter please send to Lenny before the 21st of each month. PRESDENTS MESSAGE Ciao, everyone! Regular Lodge Meetings: We are once again meeting in person, the Lodge regular stated meetings are still going to be held at St Frances Cabrini Church, on the first Tuesday of the every month, at 7 pm. Plans are we will also live stream and or record our regular meetings temporarily as long as there is an interest in us doing so. I’m also open to holding… Continue Reading…

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