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1949 Throwback Photo: 8th Grade Class at St. Mary’s School

John DiCicco shares his 1949 photo from the St. Mary’s School class in Boston’s North End.

8th grade class picture
St. Mary’s School, North End
June 19, 1949

TOP ROW (L to R) Sal Natalie; Dominic Tammarno(?); Anthony Boerei John Tardito; Joe Mango; Paul Benedetto; John DiCicco; William Luisi

MIDDLE ROW: Kathy Bova; Adelade Rossi; Mary O’Brien; Regina O’Brien; Therea LaCassa; Theresa Petronzillo; Pomildu Denecco

FRONT ROW: Richard Christafaro; Francis Panzetti; Angelo Spagnalo; Fr. Maloney; Fr. Duffy; Rosario Balliro; Robert Aceto; Guy Anacone

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8 Replies to “1949 Throwback Photo: 8th Grade Class at St. Mary’s School

  1. Those two poor Irish girls who went to school with all those Italians. St. Mary’s was once an Irish parish before us Italians arrived. I look at that picture and think of all those who came before us. I went to St. John’s, Class of ’68; nearly all of us Italian too. I’m so thankful I grew up in the North End in those days. It was a very special time and place.

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