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Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge Founder Dies

Was NYS Supreme Court Justice, US Congressman

The Sons of Italy-Columbus Lodge of Farmingdale/Massapequa area received sad news on Tuesday, May 4 when it was reported that Judge Angelo Roncallo, a founding member of the lodge, died. It was Judge Roncallo, P. Vincent Landi, and Dominick Baranello’s inspiration and fortitude that created and instituted the Columbus Lodge #2143 as a part of the Order Sons of Italy in America in 1964.


The 83-year-old Massapequa resident served as the lodge’s second president (1966-67) and was one of five members to receive the prestigious Bene Emeritus Award, NYS Sons of Italy’s top honor.  Roncallo was a Manhattan College graduate and received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1953.  Professionally, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1973-75) and later as NY Supreme Court Justice (1977-95).

The Columbus Lodge is a not-for-profit fraternal organization.  The lodge offers its members various social and recreational activities and its charitable donations to local charities and scholarship program have made it a fabric on the community.  To become a member of this dynamic organization, contact membership chairman Gary Caparco at (516) 799-2613.