Circolo Italo Americano Corenese

To Preserve and Promote Our Italian Heritage and Culture





Giuliana Rose Bianchi 

Giuliana was born on January 4, 2023.  Daughter of Daniela and 
Tony Bianchi, granddaughter of Louis & Francesca Ruggiero and niece to Vincenzo, Maria Van Gelder, Mick and Domenic Ruggiero. 

Domenic & Anaida Zinicola 

Congrats to member Domenic Zinicola and his wife, Anaida, on the birth of their first grandchild, Marco. Marco is the son of Daniel and Margherita (Zincola) Shook. Tanti Auguri, we look forward to having your family become part of the C.I.A.C. 




Izzy Stassi

Congrats to Izzy Stassi, daughter of member Kelly Stassi and her husband, Vito, as she participated in her first National Team selection camp for Pan Ams and competed in the American Classic. Izzy, she placed 2nd on vault, 3rd on floor, and 6th All-Around! Congrats, Izzy from the C.I.A.C. club, especially from your Nonno Nino Stassi! 





2009 CIAC Soccer - Over 30 Team - Spring Season

Congratulations go out to Frank Costanzo's daughter, Elaine C. Duke, for President Bush's recent announcement to nominate her to be Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security.  Prior to this announcement, she served as Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.  Earlier in her career, she served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration.  Below please find the press release issued on April 2, 2008 by Michael Chertoff.


STATEMENT BY HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF ON THE APPOINTMENT OF ELAINE C. DUKE AS CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Duke as Chief Procurement Officer for the Department of Homeland Security.  Elaine most recently served as acting chief, and before that as the department’s Deputy Chief Procurement Officer.

Elaine brings more than 24-years of federal contracting and procurement experience to the position.  She has held various positions at the Naval Sea Systems and Naval Facilities Engineering Commands, and previously served as the Deputy Director of Contracting and Property Management for the Smithsonian Institution and Director of Acquisition and Grant Services for the Federal Railroad Administration.

One of the department’s foremost responsibilities is stewardship of taxpayer dollars.  As chief, Elaine will oversee more than $11 billion in contracts and $12 billion in financial assistance programs and provide strategic direction to the department’s eight procurement organizations.  Elaine will further strengthen the department’s financial discipline and maximize budgets to mitigate risks, and I look forward to her continued service.

In 2007, the Circolo Italo Americano Corenese held its First Annual Reverse Raffle Scholarship Dinner Dance.  The proceeds from this event were going to be awarded in the form of scholarship to deserving students.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the students that participated in the program.  Following the submission of the required applications and essays, the 2008 winners were selected by a panel of respected professors, and the scholarships awarded on Saturday, April 19, at the Second Annual Reverse Raffle Scholarship Dance.  We would like to announce those winners below.


Annalisa Calez - She is the daughter of Teresa Parente-Calez and Tony Calez(deceased).  She is currently a student at St. Joseph Academy and plans to attend  college.


Anita Marie Fini - She is daughter of Antonietta and Pasquale Fini, and is currently a student at Padua Franciscan High School.


Maria Francesca Ruggiero - She is the daughter of Margherita & Domenico Ruggiero and is a student at Berea High School.  She plans to enroll in the Polaris Career Center Teaching Professions Program


Anna Tieri - She is the daughter of Giuseppina and Giuseppe Tieri.  She is currently a  student at Holy Name High School.




Congratulations go out to the Italian National Soccer Team after their World Cup victory over France. There were several locations across the city of Cleveland where loyal fans gathered to watch intently as the Italian Team one their fourth World Cup championship. To the right you will see one of those excited fans and our Club President, Tony Biasiotta, as Italy made their final penalty kicks. He has already begun to plan for the next World Cup. Forza Azzuri !!!! *Thank you to Scott Shaw at the Plain Dealer for this photograph that appeared on 07/10/06.

Giuseppe and Angela Del Vecchio Wedding 08/21/2010


Congratulations to Giuseppe and Angela Del Vecchio on their recent wedding on Saturday, August 21, 2010.  God's blessings go out to the happy couple for a long and happy life together as well as the entire Del Vecchio and Papadatos families.  Giuseppe is the son of Nicola and Antonietta(DiSiena) Del Vecchio.  



Antonia Marie Palmiero '10


Congratulations to Antonia Marie Palmiero on her graduation from North Royalton High School on June 6, 2010.  She will be attending the University of Toledo in the fall.  Antonia is the daughter of Tony and Louann Palmiero, and the grand daughter of Erasmo Palmiero.




Filippo Adriano

Congratulation  to Filippo Adriano for completing 40 years of service with the Ford Motor Company in Brook Park, Ohio.



Picture with Franco Tieri and Anna Stassi Tieri 


Celebrating Antonia's 4th Birthday on February 21, 2010.  




Picture with Lucia Biasiotta and the Biasiotta Family


Celebrating Lucia's 80th Birthday on February 16, 2010. 




Rose, Phillip and Enzo Adriano


Celebrating Phillip's 60th birthday, September 9, 2009




Pictured with Assunta are nieces and nephews Vincent, Gina, Maria, Gianna Christina, Nicholas Alexandra and Xavier . 


Assunta Coreno (daughter of Giuseppe & Maria Coreno ) celebrated her 40th birthday on August 13 with friends and family. 




Garret and Amelia

Congratulations and best wishes to the parents, Garrett and Amelia, and grandmother, Dorothy (Divito) Allen, on the birth of Zariah Elizabeth Allen, on May 31, 2010.  Additional well wishes go out to Zariah's great grandparents, Mariano and Anna Maria Divito. CIAC members send our best wishes and God's blessings to the entire Divito and Allen families.

Cesare Fini


It is with a heavy heart that we advise of the passing of Cesare Fini, the father of our member Pat Fini.  He passed suddenly on September 27, 2009.  Our prayers and sympathy go out to the entire Fini family on their loss.  May God bless them with the strength and courage to get through this difficult time.


Cesare, age 70, passed away suddenly September 27, 2009. He was the beloved husband of 51 years to Anna.  Dearest son of Adele and the late Raniero.  Loving father to Vince(Dana), Ron(Paula), Pat(Antoniette), and Franco(Rosie).  He was the proud grandfather of Danamarie, Cristina, Anita, John, Dominic, Carmen, Vincent, Gabriel, Roman, Nicolas, and Rafael.  He was the dearest brother of the late Angelo(Rosalinda). Dear brother-in-law of Guido(Jean) and Luciano(Margaret).  Dear son-in-law of the Pasquale and Enrica.  Cesare is also survived by 12 cherished nieces and nephews.  He was the Co-founder of the Fini Company, Inc., construction company.  Cesare was a proud family man and his life revolved around doing things for his family.  One of his proudest moments was celebrating his 50th anniversary with his wife Anna in 2008.  He also took great pride in having earned his high school equivalency diploma in 2007, a life long goal. 

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