Ladies Auxiliary Members Gather for Fall Luncheon

The Ladies Auxiliary of UNICO Scranton Chapter recently held their annual fall luncheon at Fiorelli’s in Peckville with over 80 guests.

The drawing for the Mystery Purse Raffle took place. A check was presented to Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, President and CEO of Saint Joseph’s Center for $2,500, representing proceeds from the raffle, for Trinity Child Care Center.

Ladies Auxiliary members are, seated from left: Ashley DeFlice, Julie Yando, Misha Maritato, Jo Ann Verduce, president; Alice Vanston and Barbara Rosetti, luncheon cochairs, and Lori Nozzi, chair of Mystery Purse Raffle.

Middle row, same order: Lois Mallick, Christa Lucke, Barbara Roberts, Pat Manago, Marie Natoli, Joanne Quattrone, Barbara DiRienzo, Gloria Bernardi, Carol Chisdak, Linda Malinowski, Lynda Cooke, Patti Montalbano, Gail Cicerini, and Ann Genett, Scranton Chapter president.

Back row: Gayle DeAntona, Judi Zanghi, Kristen Maritato, Mary Marrara, Joyce Lomma, and Diane Alberigi. 

Ladies Auxiliary Delivers Holiday Cheer to Catherine McAuley Center

Patti and Bob Montalbano delivered Christmas gifts to the Catherine McAuley Center in Scranton, for a family of five and another family of four. This is the fourth year the Ladies Auxiliary of UNICO Scranton Chapter have participated in helping families through this program. 

Shown at the Christmas gift delivery are, from left: Eileen King from the Catherine McAuley Center, and Patti Montalbano, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of UNICO Scranton Chapter.

UNICO Scranton makes donation to Ryan’s Run 7 campaign


Holiday gift-giving started early for one group of philanthropic women in Lackawanna County. Representatives from the Ladies Auxilliary of UNICO National, Scranton Chapter presented Allied Services with a donation of $1,200. The funds were raised through the UNICO National, Scranton Chapter’s Craft and Gift Fair hosted at the Dunmore Community Center in October.

The event featured raffles, a bake sale, and over 20 vendors selling jewelry, handmade gifts, gourmet foods and accessories. The donation was made as part of wider fundraising activities for WNEP’s Ryan’s Run, the annual charity campaign benefitting children and adults with disabilities at Allied Services. St Joseph’s Center also benefitted from the fundraising event.

Shown from left: Ashley deFlice, UNICO; Ryan Leckey, Reporter/Producer, WNEP TV; Lori Nozzi, UNICO; Linda Malinoski, UNICO; Patti Montalbano, UNICO, and Jim Brogna, VP of Corporate Advancement & Communication.