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North End BINGO Fundraiser Honors Resident and Marathon Survivor Roseann Sdoia

From the left, Shores Salter, Nick Verrocchi, Laurie D’Elia, Roseann Matarazzo and Roseann Sdoia.

North End BINGO fans came out on Sunday afternoon to the Nazzaro Community Center for one of our own, Roseann Sdoia. Seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, the North End resident had to have part of her leg amputated. After being released from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital last week, Roseann was able to attend the BINGO fundraiser in her honor. Also attending was Shores Salter, the hero that helped Roseann on the day of the attacks.

The event raised over $8,500 for Roseann’s recovery. The fundraiser was organized by Roseann Matarazzo with help from Laurie D’Elia and Nick Verrocchi. Gift certificates and donations were also contributed by many neighborhood businesses and people including My Cousin’s Place, Tresca, Regina’s, Carmelina’s, Vito’s, Strega’s, Artu, Pagliuca’s, Pauli’s, Bangs of Boston, Gina Lupo (Umberto’s), Mary Ann Simonelli Foti (E.B. Horn), Adeline Ameno, Lucia’s, Boston Barber Co., Matter Of Face, Antico Forno, Terramia, Massimino’s, Benevento’s, Gennaro’s, Cafe Florentine, Cafe Vittoria, Limoncello, Boston CoCoa Nuts, Dolores’ Skin Care, Michael Anderson (Red Sox Tix), Billy Tse North End, Carla Ascione (NKOTB), Pasta Beach, Fascino Salon, Aria, Hanover Liquors (Joe G.), Balance Salon, Ducali, Amici, Mangia’s, CobbleStone, Rosanna Pantaleo (wine), Pompeii, Nino Trotta (wine), Debbie Lilmuse (candles), Geno Colafello, Mike Romano (Red Sox Jersey), St. Anthony’s Club (Oil) Mike’s Pastry, Parziale’s Bakery, LuLu’s Candy Shop, Flora Matarazzo, Michelle Tirella & ReRe, Dee (1-800-Flowers), St. Lucy, St. Anthony’s Society, Madonna Della Cava, Sulmona Club, Linda Riccio, Nick Varano, Carla Nazzaro DiOrio, Laurie D’Elia, Olivia Costa Scimeca, Nazzaro Center Kids, The Seniors (Ida-President), Carl Ameno, Kim Garofalo. Sabrina Dello Russo and the North End firefighters. It was also announced that State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz added a $1,000 contribution to Roseann’s recovery fund.

Keep up to date with Roseann through her Recovery Page at

It was an overflow BINGO crowd for the fundraiser at the Nazzaro Community Center.
Roseann presented a “Boston Strong” Red Sox jersey to her hero, Shores Salter.

See more posts about Roseann Sdoia and the Marathon Bombings.

Photos by Matt Conti.

4 Replies to “North End BINGO Fundraiser Honors Resident and Marathon Survivor Roseann Sdoia

  1. Amazing event for an amazing person!! Roseann Sdoia your definitely a North Ender now and your probably never going to get rid us!!! Special thank you to Roseann Matarazzo, Laurie D’Elia, Nick Verrocchi and Carl Ameno and all the countless individuals who made this possible. I never comment on this website but I had to tonight. I am so proud to be a “North Ender”. This event exemplifies what this neighborhood is all about!!!

  2. Well said, Stephen. Here here to a great example of our wonderful neighborhood coming together for a great cause. Welcome home, Roseann!

  3. On behalf of all the members of St. Anthony’s Club, a big thank you to organizers of the event, we were happy to particpate and donate. Best wishes to Roseann, we are here when you need us.

  4. Sorry, I was out of town, and sad that I missed this event ! Glad it was a success~~I’m not surprised !

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