Erie County (PA) Genealogy

City of Erie - St Paul's Roman Catholic Church
The Italian Grocers' Association

Contributed by Rick Landers


The information below has been extracted from the Souvenir Dedication Program, March 17, 1935, for Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church. The church, located in the City of Erie on Walnut Street between 16th and 17th, had its beginning in May 1891. Ground was broken for a new House of Worship on August 19, 1928, but the economic recession at the end of the 1920s resulted in a partially completed building. With renewed funding efforts about 1933, the building was completed. Images of the pages in the dedication program have been scanned and provided by Rick Landers. Various individuals have assisted in transcribing the documents for presentation here. This particular page has been transcribed by Tammie Brown.


Souvenir Dedication Program

The Italian Grocersí Association

Comprises a membership of industrious and intelligent business men who have forged ahead in the field of American opportunity. Alive to the necessity of group action because of the keen, outside competition forced upon them, these men have banded together to unify their buying power and to profit by the business experiences of one another.

The Association has been a main factor in the success of the Italian Day Fete at Waldameer Park, which event was one of the most important means organized to raise funds for the new church. The highest honors for church cooperation goes to this assembly of intrepid and zealous men, whose moral backing and financial aid made possible the day of the church dedication.

Past Presidents:
Angelo FATICA Archie PAOLELLA Lidano ADIUTORI

The present officers are:
Louis NECCI -President.
Lidano ADIUTORI -Vice President.
Nick Di LORETTO -Corresponding Secretary.
Biagio ADDESSI -Financial Secretary.
Louis SEMENTELLI -Treasurer.

The present members are as follows:
Louis NECCI Ben GRANDE
Lidano ADIUTORI Archie PAOLELLA
Biagio ADDESSI Orazio CLEMENTE
Joseph PACILEO Nick SMEENTELLI
Louis SEMENTELLI Joseph FERRARO
Frank BERADUCCI James CUTRI
Sam CLEMENTE Angelo FATICA
Dominick VITALE Richard SANTIA
Peter CAVICCHIO Cariolano ORFANOTTI
Nick Di LORETTO  

Italian Grocers' Association

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