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Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Lodge # 169

Cristoforo Colombo Lodge # 169 was instituted on October 1, 1913 and the Regina Elena Lodge # 1400 Ladies Lodge was instituted on January 26, 1926.

The lodges merged on November 2, 1970 under the combined name of Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Lodge # 169, now a mixed lodge.

The Cristoforo Colombo Lodge purchased a piece of land from the city of Fitchburg shortly after they were instituted because of a strong desire among the membership to own their own building. The realization of this home finally came to fruition on June 27, 1963, under the leadersip of John R. Pacetti who was venerable during the years 1961-1963, and committee members of the land committee: Chairman William Giadone, Secretary John D. Oliva, Treasurer John R. Pacetti, and Board of Directors Frank DiBenedetto, Frank DiPietro, Joseph Pandiscio, and Peter J. Levanti.

The home prospered for many years and held many functions until the city of Fitchburg decided that fraternal organizations would no longer be tax exempt, and the President Santo Sciabarrasi and officers sold the building. Meetings were then held at St. Anthony's School Hall, 123 Salem St. in Fitchburg.

Venerables and Presidents of the Cristoforo Colombo Men's Lodge # 169:

Alvaro Caffoni 1913-'15

Giuseppe Provanzani '19-'21

Giuiseppe Padula '25-'27

Rocco Pandiscio '33-'37

Giuseppe Pandiscio '44-'45

Costantino Ramondelli '51-'53

Nickolas DiConza '58-'60

William B. Giodone '63-'65

Pasquale Frattallone '15-'17

Michael DiConza '21-'23

Giuiseppe Gallo '27-'29

Giuseppe Adamo '37-'42

William B. Giadone '45-'49

Nickolas DiConza '53-'56

Peter J. Levanti '60-'61

John R. Pacetti '65-'67

Giovanni Lunetta '17-'19

Biago Laino '23-'25

Nicola Bramante '29-'33

William Viggiano '42-'44

John D. Oliva '49-'51

Santo Sciabarrasi '56-'58

John R. Pacetti '61-'63

Joseph DiPrima '67-'69

Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Mixed Lodge # 169 Venerables and Presidents:

William B. Giadone '69-'71

Joseph DiPrima '74-'76

Santo N. Sciabarrasi '80-'82

Santo Sciabarrasi '85 - '89

Peter Michaelian '93 - '95

Patricia Vacca Martin '99 - '01

Steven DiNatale '05 - '06

MaryAnn Michaelian '08 - '09

Sylvia Pacetti Poirier '13 - Present

Joseph Capodagli '71-'72

Lt. Col. George Reichart '76-'78

Emanuel Pagnotto '82-'84

Joseph Albert '89 - '91

Joseph DiPrima '95 - '97

Robert Pacetti '01 - '04

Patricia Martin '06 - '07

Robert Pacetti '09' - '11

Samuel Sciabarrasi '72-74

William R. Giadone '78-'80

Francis Pandiscio '84-'85

Santo Sciabarrasi '91 - '93

Joseph Albert '97 - '99

Joe Albert '04 - '05

Joseph DiPrima '07 - '08

Frank Guidara '11 - '13

Regina Elena Lodge # 1400 Ladies Lodge Venerables:

Adella Depaola

Theresa Francavilla

Annunziata Tasca

Velisa Pandiscio

Emma Sacino

Robert Pacetti '01 - '04

Patricia Martin '06 - '07

Robert Pacetti '09' - '11

Mary DeLibertis

Madelene Greco

Florinda Sacino

Filomena Iannacone

Christine DeLibertis

Joe Albert '04 - '05

Joseph DiPrima '07 - '08

Frank Guidara '11 - '13

Ann DeLibertis

Rose Nole

Lucia Paglia

Rose Barbaro

Ellen Fegnebaum

Steven DiNatale '05 - '06

MaryAnn Michaelian '08 - '09

Sylvia Pacetti Poirier '13 - Present