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St Mary of Carmen Society

P.O. Box 95094

Nonantum, MA 02495

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Italian-Americans Making a Difference
Every year members of the St Mary of Carmen Society support local organizations in our community.
 
Community Support:
John M Barry Boys and Girls Club Newton Awards Night 2012
Since 1935 the society has been proud to provide financial support to families and organizations in need within our community. Below is a list of just a few of the many different things we have continued to support over the years. The society hosts various events throughout the year to help us support others in the community.
The Society is proud to have provided support to the following:
  • Alzheimer Association of Mass
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Legion Post 440
  • Autism Speaks 
  • Beth Israel Needham 
  • Boston Children’s Hospital 
  • Boston Cursillo
  • Boston University CTE Research Fund
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Coaches across Continents 
  • Dana Farber Play Room
  • John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club
  • Lasell University Relay for Life
  • Lupus Foundation
  • Newton City Youth Baseball League
  • Newton Firefighter’s Children’s Fund
  • Newton North Girls Hockey
  • Nonantum Children’s Christmas Party Assn.
  • Nonantum Neighborhood Assn.
  • Our Lady Help of Christians 
  • Pan Mass Challenge
  • Run to Home Base 
  • Societa Santa Maria Di Anzano 
  • Special Pets in Need 
  • Toys for Tots
  • Waltham Gridiron Club
 
Italian-American Festival:
  • and many other families and organizations in the community
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For almost 85 years the society has organized the annual Italian-American festival in Newton. We bring together our Nonantum community along with many of the surrounding communities to celebrate our traditions and heritage at an event attended by over 10,000 people annually. To learn more about our festival, please click here.
Scholarships:
St Mary of Carmen Scholarship
The society has donated over $70,000 in scholarships to a variety of local schools. We are happy to provide financial assistance to a wide range of families in our community. If you would like to learn more about our scholarship program, or apply for a scholarship, visit the scholarship page.
How You Can Help:
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As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization our ability to conduct a wide range of charitable ventures relies solely on the generous donations of businesses and individuals. For example, you or your business can support the society  through sponsorship of our annual festival or by placing an ad in our program book which is distributed to festival attendees and surrounding businesses each year. See the festival page for information on these opportunities or send us an e-mail.
You can also help by attending and contributing to various other events we host throughout the year, including:
  • Spring Dinner Dance
  • Scholarship Banquet
  • Christmas Tree Sale
  • Check here for other events throughout the year
History:
 
St Mary of Carmen History
St Mary of Carmen History
St Mary of Carmen - A Legacy of Five Families
St Mary of Carmen - Mayoral Participation

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The oldest membership application on record:
St Mary of Carmen - Oldest Application
Check out our Adbook from 1937:
1937 Adbook
Check out our photo book from the 60th Festival (1996):
1996 Photo Book
Our statue of La Madonna Del Carmine was modeled after the Madonna (pictured here) in the town of Riccia, a little town in the province of Campobasso, in the region of Molise. The founders of our society all came from different towns and regions of Italy, someone from the Campobasso area must have had the suggestion, as La Madonna Del Carmine is popular all over Italy. The statues are almost identical except for the extra clothing on the one in Italy. 

St Mary of Carmen Society Contacts

Frank Battista

Frank Battista

President

Carl Pasquarosa

Carl Pasquarosa

Vice President

Chuck Proia

Chuck Proia

Festival Chairman

Anthony Pellegrini

Anthony "Fatty" Pellegrini

Festival Vice Chairman

Park Coordinator

Tino Degisi

Tino Degisi

Scholarship Chairman

Anthony Clemente

Anthony Clemente

Festival Vice Chairman

Website/Social Media

Dave Annese

David Annese

Treasurer

Jason Pisano

Jason Pisano

Corresponding Secretary

Mike Mazzola

Mike Mazzola

Sergeant of Arms

Roger A. Marrocco, Jr.

Orator

Society Historian

Joe Caruso

Joseph Caruso

Spring Dinner Dance Chairman

Festival Vice Chairman

Tony Gentile

Anthony Gentile, Sr.

President Emeritus

Dave Proia

David Proia

Trustee

Kenny Pellegrini

Trustee

Mark Leone

Trustee

Mike Olivio

Senior Scholarship Raffle Chairman

Festival Vice Chairman

Jason Cerone

Inner Guard

Gerry Marrocco

Inner Guard

 

In the Media:

 

2019:

NewTV - News

Newton Tab Photos

Newton Patch - July 19

"Music, rides and games at Nonantum festival"- by Newton Tab - July 12, 2019

 

2018:

NewTV

 

2015:

NewTV - 2015

The Enterprise - July 24, 2015

Youtube Omri Cohen - October 26, 2013

Village 14 -Greg Reibman July 11, 2012

"My Fair Lady" - Charles Pierce June 5, 2011