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ICF Branch 439 to benefit brave mom

The Italian Catholic Federation’s Our Lady Mother of the Church Branch #439 will host its sixth annual dinner dance on Oct. 8 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. The event will raise funds to benefit Maria Vouga and her family, and honor Rocco and Rosanna DeFrenza. (847-341-1847)


Maria was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. The disease has taken such a toll that she is now confined to a wheelchair and her husband, Eric, has become her sole healthcare provider.

Rocco is the co-owner of four RoccoVino’s Restaurants in the Chicago area. His business has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for autism research across the Chicago area. Rosanna is a real estate broker in Elk Grove Village who is active in her community.

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