Passing of Tony Novello

Dear members,

I am saddened to report that one of our emeritus members, Tony Novello, passed away on Friday September 15th. (This is the older Tony who had been in a nursing home for some time, not the Tony who regularly attends UIS meetings).

Services will be Saturday, September 23rd at St. Aloysius Gonzaga on Bridgetown Rd. Visitation will begin at 9:00 followed by Mass at 10:00 and burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Please keep the Novello family in your thoughts and prayers. I will pass along the details of any services when they become available.

With much sorrow,

 

 

 

 

Dean Giacometti Hall of Fame Induction

Dean Giacometti will be inducted into the Cincinnati
Public School Hall of Fame on Thursday April 20th at Paul Brown Stadium. Dean is being recognized for his many years of service and the impact he made on countless lives while serving as a tennis and football coach at Walnut Hills High School. Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Get your tickets at https://abccincy.org/2017-cps-hall-fame/.

Passing of Mary Ellen “Mel” Fariello

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of another of our dear friends and members, Mel Fariello. Mel passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Mel was the wife of the late John Fariello, another UIS member. Mel attended our meetings for many years and was also very active at San Antonio Church. She willed be greatly missed.

I will pass along the details of any services when they become available.

With much sorrow,

 

 

 

 

Passing of Bea Wilkens

Dear members,

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of our dear friend, Bea Wilkens. Bea left us on Friday, January 20th. Bea served as chairperson of our Charitable Giving committee. She was much beloved and a fixture at our meetings for many years. She willed be greatly missed.

I will pass along the details of any services when they become available.

With much sorrow,

 

 

 

Passing of Peppina Ottaviani

Josephine Ottaviani Obituary

I am saddened to pass along the news that longtime UIS member Peppina Ottaviani, mother of Linda Gromen, passed away on Sunday. Her visitation will be held Friday, July 15, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gwen Mooney Funeral Home-Elden Good Chapel, 2620 Erie Ave in Hyde Park.

You can read further details here.

Please keep the Ottaviani and Gromen families in your prayers.

Joe Mastruserio
President, UIS

Sister Blandina Segale

Sister Blandina Segale
On the Road to Sainthood

Sister-BlandinaSr. Blandina Segale, the 19th century Italian-born nun, whose run-in with Old West outlaw Billy the Kid earned her the nickname, “the fastest nun in the West” started along the path to sainthood when a ceremonial first inquiry was presented in Albuquerque on Tuesday, August 25th. Sr. Blandina returned to Cincinnati to start the Santa Maria Community Services which helped Italian immigrants and is still in existence today. You can read the about Sr. Blandina’s road to sainthood here. Blandina, justina In 1877, S. Blandina went with her sister, S. Justina Segale, “to see if they could do anything for the poor Italian [immigrants]” in the city of Cincinnati. Together they founded Santa Maria Institute, one of the first Catholic settlement houses in the United States.