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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death THOMAS C. SCILIPOTI (MAZZI) on February 13, 2024, at the age of 93. He was lifelong parishioner of St. Leo's Parish and proud graduate of Saint Leo's Elementary School. So pleased with the creation of our Learning Center, he agreed to present a class on the Art of Photography. Throughout the years, he snapped interesting pictures of our students as they completed various sessions, activities. He suggested and took a group picture of our initial faculty. He was a kind and caring instructor as he worked patiently with each student. He truly was the heart and soul or our Little Italy Community. Our school is successful because of individuals like this talented, caring friend and his entire family. The students and staff of the Rev. Oreste Learning Center send our sympathy to his children, Maria, Diane, and Mario and extended relatives.

On a more personal level, my late husband Sal experienced the joy of growing up in this neighborhood and being classmates with Mazzi. They shared a friendship that lasted through many decades and had the privilege of sharing many wonderful memories while supporting each other throughout their lives.

Family and friends may gather at LILY & ZEILER, INC, Funeral Home at 1901 Eastern Avenue on Monday, February 19th, from 3-7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 20th, at 10 a.m., at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Little Italy.

Please join us in offering condolences and prayers to the Scilipoti family.

Spring 2023 Courses Announced

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Paint Your Pets Class at Pandola

Bruschetta Class and Receipes

Chef Nino and Rosalie Ranieri

Chef Nino Germano of La Scala Resturant and Rosalie Ranieri at the Sicilian Pasta Dishes Course.

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