HEAD TABLE GUESTS who addressed the gathering of over 400 at the “Welcome Home” celebration for ex-servicemen of St. Peter’s Parish included (left to right) Arthur Gleichauf Commander of the Norwood Legion Post; Town Manager Francis W. Smith; Congressman Richard B. Wigglesworth; Rev. Edward Naguszewski, pastor St. Adalbert’s Church, Hyde Park; Rev. Hippolyte Zawalich, pastor of St. Peter’s Church and toastmaster at the banquet; Rt. Rev. Jeremiah F. Minihan, pastor of St. Catherine’s Church; State Representative and Selectman Charles F. Holman, and Harry B. Butters, chairman of the Board of Selectmen. (Surette Photo)

A jubilant “Welcome Home” party was given to 110 former servicemen of St. Peter’s parish by St. Veronica’s Women’s Society and St. Peter’s Men’s Society at Elks Hall Sunday afternoon.

Several notable speakers paid tribute to the men of the parish who served their country in World War II, They included: Ht. Rev. Jeremiah F. Minihan, Congressman Richard B. Wigglesworth, Stanley Wisniowski, Town Manager Francis W. Smith, Representative Charles F. Holman, Chairman Harry B. Butters, of the Board of Selectmen. Commander Arthur Gleichauf, of the American Legion, and Vice Commander, Walter Dempsey of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Five Gold Star mothers were present and each was presented with flowers. They were: Mrs. Victor Milosjewski, Mrs, Witold Juskiewicz. Mrs. Adolf Utorka, Mrs. Helen Dennehy and Mrs. Sophie Alexandrowicz.

The affair was attended by 420 persons.

Introductory remarks were made by Chairman Edward Wisniewski and Rev. H. J. Zawalich, toastmaster, and pastor of St. Peter’s Church. The invocation was given by Rev. Edward Maduszewski of St. Adalbert’s Church. Hyde Park.

Joe Kulik’s radio orchestra from New Bedford played following the banquet.

The committee in charge was as follows: Rev. H J Zwalich; Edward Wisnieswski and Joseph Adamonis, representing St. Peter’s Society were Mrs. Rose Walukiewicz and Mrs. Mary Jankowski, representing St. Veronica’s Society.

October 8, 1946- The Norwood Messenger


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