Wilmington Sons of Italy Graduate Scholarships 2021

The Wilmington Sons of Italy Lodge #2183 will be awarding three graduate scholarships this year.  It has been a year of uncertainty and challenges for everyone.  Our lives have been turned upside-down and things that we have always taken for granted have been taken from us and changed in front of our eyes.  We applaud our scholarship recipients for staying strong, focused, and pursuing their dreams.

Molly O’Shea has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a dual major in justice studies from the University of New Hampshire.  She was an intern on an Assertive Community Treatment Team at Community Partners, a community mental health center.  Molly has a passion for working with adults that have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.  It was this internship which led her to pursue her Masters in Social Work (MSW) which she will begin in August of 2021.  She will begin her professional career as a Functional Support Specialist at Community Partners where she plans to become a therapist upon completion of her degree and licensure.

John Rankin, a graduate from Assumption College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, is pursuing his master’s degree at Lasell University in Sports Management, concentrating in Athletic Administration.  After graduating from Assumption College, he was employed by Merill Lynch and a member of the Wealth Management Team, until he made the decision to attend graduate school as a full-time student.  He is currently a lacrosse coach at Marshfield High School and EMass Hawks Club Program and also works as a ground crew member at the Newton Commonwealth Golf Course.  Upon completion of his master’s degree, he will pursue employment with an athletic department.

Christopher Romano, a graduate from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2019, received his bachelor’s degree in English, focusing on journalism and professional writing, with a minor in digital media.  Upon his graduation, he was employed at WHDH Channel 7 in Boston and WXRV The River in Haverhill.  He will continue his education at University of Massachusetts Lowell in the graduate program studying business administration.

The Wilmington Sons of Italy would like to congratulate our graduate scholarship recipients and wish them much success in their future careers.                        



Congratulations to the new bocce champions!

Alicia Johnson

Sue Connors

Julie Sbraccia-Manos

​Andrea Gillis

​Wilmington Sons of Italy Diaper Drive

 The Wilmington Sons of Italy Held a Diaper Drive in the month of March to provide diapers and wipes to an organization called Gifts of Love.

The Diaper Drive culminated with a Drive By event at the Wilmington Town Common Parkin Lot where friends, neighbors, family, Sons of Italy members and passers-by, dropped off diapers, made donations and even got to take a photo with the Easter Bunny.  The Easter Bunny then travelled around town to playgrounds and nursing homes delighting the young and young at heart.                                                                              


Order Sons of Italy in America

The Wilmington Sons of Italy held a drive by Christmas Party.  Santa visited and handed out a gift and a goody bag.

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge # 2183


The Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge # 2183 is a local lodge,

located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, of the Order Sons of Italy in America,

the largest and oldest organization for Americans of Italian heritage.

​In Loving Memory of our Founder, Laura Caira

Your presence we miss.  Your memory we treasure.

Loving you always.  Forgetting you never!