St. Anthony Italian Festival of Seneca Falls, NY

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The Father Beatini Memorial Award
Presented to the outstanding
Citizen of Italian extraction

Louis Rizzieri 2015 Father Beatini
Recipient For the St. Anthony’s Festival

CaracciloLouis Rizzieri has been chosen as this year’s Father Beatini Award recipient. He has been active in the Communities in which he lived. While in college at Hobart he volunteered as basketball coach for DeSales High School in Geneva, he was president of the Red Creek Rotary Club. Louis is very active in many aspects of life in Seneca Falls even retired. Louis is the son of Alexander and Maria Pisano Rizzieri, he had 8 brothers and sisters.Louis married to Barbara Yates. They are the proud parents of 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grand children. St. Anthony Commission’s President Karen Burlingame states “The Commission feels that is an excellent choice. Louis Rizzieri is a tremendous asset to our community.” Louis will be joining the previous 36 recipients’ of this prestigious honor including Vincent Caraccilo, Joyce Sinicropi, Jim Colella, and the Angelo Sandroni Family. He will be honored September 6, 2015 at the 11:00AM Mass, at St. Francis and St. Clare Church in Seneca Falls. At 10:30AM there will be a procession from at Rumseyville Sportsmen’s Club to the church. The St. Anthony’s Commission is hosting a free continental breakfast at the Rumseyville Club from 9:00AM on. All former honorees and their families are invited to participate in the procession. The St. Anthony’s Festival features free admission and parking, live music, rides for children of all ages, Italian food and games of chance. There is truly something for everyone. On Sunday the festival concludes with a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by IESI Seneca Meadows. The community is urged to celebrate the end of summer by attending this event and help honor Louis Rizzieri and the Italian Heritage of Seneca Falls.


In grateful recognition and appreciation for contributions to community service and religious activities and for furthering the Italian culture and heritage within our community.

Presented with pride by
the St. Anthony Italian Festival Commission

2015 - Louis Rizzieri
2014 - Michael Scaglione
2013 - Vincent Caraccilo
2012 - Joseph Capacci
2011 - Joseph Perdicho
2010 - Mark Sinicropi
2009 - Bart Carbone
2008 - Vito Ceo
2007 - Angelo & Laura Sandroni Family
2006 - Vince Sinicropi
2005 - Patrick Bonacci
2004 - Gerald Macaluso
2003 - Italian People of Seneca Falls
2002 - Anthony Marconi
2001 - Philomena Cammuso
2000 - Albert Capacci
1999 - Ralph Sinicropi
1998 - Frank Paradise
1997 - Ronald Sandroni
1996 - Angelo Romeo
1995 - Robert Bellomo
1994 - Frances T. Barbieri
1993 - Nicola Netti
1992 - Richard Ricci
1991 - August Sinicropi
1990 - Joyce Sinicropi
1989 - Senator Michael F. Nozzolio
1988 - Daniel DePasquale
1987 - Matthew Bonacci / Matthew Feola
1986 - Frank Saracino
1985 - Nicholas Midey, Sr.
1984 - Angelo Bonafiglia
1983 - Angelo Suffredini
1982 - August Orlando
1981 - Vincent Colella


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St. Anthony Italian Festival
95 Ovid Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

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