The 2016 North End Christmas Fund Luncheon was a packed affair on December 15th as hundreds assembled at Filippo’s Ristorante for the annual charity event. The tradition raises thousands of dollars enabling the group to send out hundreds of checks to North End seniors, low-income residents and families in need during the Christmas season. City Councilor Sal LaMattina, State Senator Joe Boncore and State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz joined with other dignitaries to celebrate and honor those who serve the community. Sponsors for this year’s luncheon included Filippo Frattaroli (Filippo’s Ristorante) Carmela Laurella (CL Waterfront Properties), Donato Frattaroli (Il Molo) and NorthEndBoston.com.
Receiving honors this year:
- Michael “Mikey Fud” Giannasoli received the Uncle Fred Carangelo Humanitarian Award (shown above)
- Fr. Claude Scrima of St. Leonard Church received the Private Ernest J. Natale Community Service Award (shown below)
The Christmas Fund Committee is led by Robert “Ted” Tomasone and James Luisi of North End Waterfront Health. The committee includes members from local non-profit agencies: North End Athletic Association, North End Against Drugs, Nazzaro Community Center, North End Waterfront Health, North End Seniors, ABCD Head Start Program and North End / West End ABCD Service Center.