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Flowers of Italy to honor Nicotera

Sonny Nicotera

Sonny Nicotera

The Flowers of Italy Club will honor a longstanding pillar of the community as their 2015 Man of the Year.

Sonny Nicotera will take center stage when the venerable Melrose Park-based organization celebrates its 54th annual dinner dance on March 28 at Villa Brunetti in Franklin Park.

Born in Cicero, Nicotera moved with his family to Melrose Park as a teen to the house that he still calls home. He was a manager of the Dining Car Services for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad until his retirement 12 years ago.

A longtime member of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Feast Committee and the parish’s Holy Name Society, he served as the Feast Committee president for two years and currently serves as president of the Parish Council. He is also a Eucharistic Minister for the church.

He is on the Advisory Board of the Calabresi in America Organization and the Board of Trustees of the Italian American Executives of Transportation. He is also a member of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans and the Veterans Park Senior Club in Melrose Park.

For details, call Sandy Ciancio at 630-688-3153.

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