The Kiwanis Club of East Boston
celebrates its 65th Anniversary
Kiwanis Club of East Boston’s 65th Anniversary Celebrated with
Special Tribute to Pasquale “Pat” Rosa
East Boston 26-Mar 2012 On Saturday March 24th The Kiwanis Club of
East Boston celebrated 65 years of service to East Boston with a
special anniversary presentation honoring the extraordinary life of
longtime active member Pasquale “Pat” Rosa.
Members of the Rosa family graciously attended
including Pat’s wife Janet and his daughters Donna, Brenda and
While photos of Pat and his family played in the
background, guest speakers recounted fond memories of how Pat Rosa
made a difference in the lives of so many. Kiwanis of New England
District Governor Vesta Bowne and Lieutenant Governor John
Chirichiello of Chelsea attended the celebration, along with East
Boston High School Key Club members and many friends, business
associates and fellow Kiwanians.
Guest speakers and longtime friends of Pat included
East Boston Kiwanis Club secretary John Gillis, K-Trust Scholarship
Committee President Philip Freehan, East Boston Chamber of Commerce
President Diane Modica, East Boston Social Center Executive Director
John Kelly, East Boston Savings Bank CEO Dick Gavegnano and Colin
Kelly representing the Everett Chamber of commerce.
“Pat was a great American, successful businessman and a true
friend,” said East Boston Kiwanis Club president Ed Coletta. “With
big shoes to fill, we will honor his legacy of commitment to family
and community by remembering his words and his deeds. We are
grateful to Pat’s family for allowing us to share in his great gifts
for so many years.”
About the Kiwanis Club of East Boston: Founded in 1947, the Kiwanis
Club of East Boston supports programs to benefit the children of
East Boston including bike safety and reading programs. The club
raises funds for local youth programs and outings for seniors.
Distinguished past members founded the K-Trust
Scholarship program for high school graduates from East Boston. The
club also raises funds to support the New England Kiwanis Pediatric
Trauma Institute and the international Eliminate Project to fight
maternal and neonatal tetanus.
For more information on the East Boston Kiwanis Club
and the many projects supported by the club please contact Ed
Coletta at Edmund.Coletta@state.ma.us
East Boston Main Streets.