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 GoFundMe.com/Roseann.
Photos by Matt Conti.