Nick and Janet Pino
Nick & Janet Pino have been devotees of St. Padre Pio for over 40 years. They currently run 6 Padre Pio prayer groups in the Archdiocese of Boston.
They have traveled throughout the New England Area and the Mid West holding Masses and Lecturing about Padre Pio.
Frank Galasso will be our caricature artisit for the day! Check out his website here: http://www.frankgalasso.com/
Edward A. Iannuccilli, M.D.
We are very proud to have as a special guest speaker, Dr. Edward Iannuccilli, the author of Growing up Italian and Whatever happened to Sunday Dinner?. Dr. Iannuccilli will give a presentation entitled, “Write your life” about Italian immigration and stories about growing up Italian in Rhode Island.
Dr. Iannuccilli, a retired gastroenterologist, has had extensive experience in academics, management, governance and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Former Chairman of the Board at Rhode Island Hospital, he is a Clinical Professor Emeritus at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
As a founding father of Ocean State Physicians Health Plan (United Health Care), he became the third chairman of its Board. He was the founder of CME Consultants, a national physician and professional education company.
Dr. Iannuccilli is a graduate of Providence College and Albany Medical College.
He has been honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of Classical High School and the Albany Medical College.
He is an author of medical articles and of stories of his childhood, including the best-selling books, Growing up Italian, Grandfather’s Fig Tree and Other Stories and What Ever Happened to Sunday Dinner and Other Stories.
His latest book is My Story Continues; From Neighborhood to Junior High School.
Terry Moruzzi Herman
We are excited to have author Terry Moruzzi Herman launch her children’s book, Stella the Coccinella at our Festival. Terry will have a children’s story time and read Stella the Coccinnella.
Terry Moruzzi Herman is a BA graduate of Elms College and an MA graduate of Rhode Island College.
An early career in teaching shifted after attending Rhode Island School of Design resulting in establishing her own interior design business, Upstairs Downstairs, allowing for her greatest fulfillment.
Throughout her life creativity was a major focus in many areas of her life. Watercolor painting dominated her interest early on and continues to. Later, sewing projects allowed her to donate monies to local charities. These projects included making handbags, angels and dresses sent to Uganda. Also she enjoyed the decorative painting of tables and Christmas ornaments. For forty years she has written many rhyming poems which have included her memoirs including a couple of children’s books.
Her book, ‘Stella the Coccinella’ evolved from childhood memories of her Italian father naming her ‘His little Coccinella’ since her cheeks were always a bright red like that of a ladybug! Also, her sister finally divulged her secret ingredient in her spaghetti sauce.
Her volunteer efforts in helping the needy and her involvement with local women’s clubs have brought her great joy and have been well acknowledged.
Terry Herman has lived in North Attleboro and now in Mashpee, MA on Cape Cod for fifteen years and in Sarasota, Florida during winter months with her husband David and their Westie named Riley
Pompilio "Lello" Petrillo
Pompilio Petrillo was married by Padre Pio and was the head of the police department in Pietrelcina, Italy. Padre Pio foretold him when he was in the police academy that he would one day be the head of the police department and that did happen.
He is a spiritual son of Padre Pio and has been in daily contact with Padre Pio. Padre Pio has told Lello to tell others to, “Pray, pray, pray.” Pompilio has written a book, Come Padre Pio Entro’ Nella Mia Vita. He will be available after his presentation to sign copies of the book.
RELIGIOUS CONCERT PERFORMERS
Stephanie Ducharme has been a pianist for over 28 years. She has been playing professionally since 1999 and began cantoring as well from 2003 to the present. She was Valedictorian of her high school graduating class and studied at Salve Regina University where she earned her B. A. in Psychology. In her main professional life, she is studying medical laboratory technology and seeks to become a medical lab technologist by year's end in a hospital setting while pursuing the next step of clinical laboratory scientist. She is a busy 37-year-old mother of two daughters. Her hobbies include caring for her pet animals, reading, music composition, cooking, baking, world events and history, philosophy and travel to name a few. Her Catholic faith is a cornerstone of her life. One of her passions is a continual drive to improve upon herself, her abilities and learn new things. She resides in Attleboro Massachusetts presently.