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  • President– John Lonero
  • 1st Vice President– Robert Adamo
  • 2nd Vice President– Mike Fazzio
  • Treasurer– Michael Zambito
  • Recording Secretary– Adam Gragnani
  • Sergeant At Arms– Sean Clark
  • Orator– Dom Miggliazza
  • Immediate Past President– Lou Amato


  • James Torsiello
  • John Gangone,
  • Joe Jannarone Jr
  • Joseph Plescia,
  • Vincent Ferrara (In Memoriam)  


Committee Chairs

  • Scholarship– Mike DePierro
  • Food/Special Events– Lou Amato
  • Fundraising/ Philanthropic– Joe Jannarone Jr
  • Social Events– Jim Torsiello
  • Golf– Jim Torsiello, Bob Wilhame, Dom Miggliazza
  • Member Events– Lou Amato

Sons Of Italy News:


April 18, 2021

Sons of Italy is planning our annual golf outing, tentatively scheduled this year for Thursday July 8th at the Knoll West Country Club in Parsippany. As most of you know, last year’s outing was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. This year we have another situation potentially causing our outing to be canceled. Currently, the Knoll West Country Club is operating without a caterer and it is not known when a new caterer will be in place. Sons of Italy has a long-standing relationship with the Knoll West Country club, which offers in-town charitable organizations such as ours reduced golf rates. We do not want to cancel our outing again this year just because there’s no caterer on-premise. Clearly, we would like to have our traditional outing as in years past, but that’s not possible. Sons of Italy would still like to offer its members, families, and friends the opportunity to play golf at the beautiful Knoll West Country Club while helping raise money for our lodge and the local charities we support. Below are the details for the outing:

  • This will be a Golf Only Event.
    • No food will be provided so please plan accordingly. Food is allowed on the golf course.
    • We well have water available, but please note that No Alcoholic Beverages will be provided or will be allowed on the golf course.
    • Registration will start at 12PM, followed by a shotgun tee off time at 1PM.
      • During registration we will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets. Please make sure you write your name, address, and phone number when handing in your ticket. The winner does not need to be present.
    • Price per golfer is $85 which includes:
      • Prizes for outing winners and course contests such as longest drive and closest to the pin. Winners do not need to be present.
      • $15 will be used as a donation to our lodge to help the local charities we support.
      • Please include the names of the players when sending in your payment. We will use this information to make up foursomes.
      • Please submit your payment by June 1st.

We will need a minimum of  80 golfers to hold the outing, otherwise we will have to cancel. If we do have to cancel the outing, your money will be fully refunded. Please realize, the golf outing is our lodges most successful annual fund raiser. Without these funds, it is difficult for our lodge to support the charities that have grown to depend on us over the years.

Our Morris County Lodge was founded as a non-profit organization, which contributes thousands of dollars to worthwhile local charities and families. 100% of what we raise goes directly back to local needy families and local charities including, but not limited to the Parsippany Food Pantry, High School Scholarships, Gift Cards to families in need, the Valerie Fund, Shelter For Battered Woman, Alzheimer Charities, and many more.

If you’re not able to play golf or if the outing is cancelled, please consider a charitable donation to our lodge so we can continue to help support these local charities and families.

Payments to play golf and donations can be made using our Sons of Italy Venmo Account – SOI Morris @SOI-Morris. If you do not have a Venmo Account, you can mail a check to our treasurer Mike Zambito at 11 Harrison Rd., Parsippany, NJ  07054. Also please visit our website at www.SOI2561.org for more information about the Sons of Italy.

Our lodge greatly appreciates your support. We truly value our loyal members and friends of Sons of Italy. We wish you and your family health and safety as we turn the corner in this pandemic.

We look forward to seeing you on the golf course!

Very truly yours,

John B. Lonero


Morris County Lodge 2561

September 2020Memo from Immediate Past President Lou Amato to SOI lodge members:

Lodge Members-

Thank you for all who attended the meeting this past Wednesday. It was great to finally be able to be with everyone.
I want to congratulate all the newly inducted officers:

  • President- John Lonero
  • 1st Vice President- Robert Adamo
  • 2nd Vice President- Mike Fazzio
  • Treasurer- Michael Zambito
  • Recording Secretary- Adam Gragnani
  • Sergeant At Arms- Sean Clark
  • Orator- Dom Miggliazza
  • Immediate Past President- Lou Amato
  • Trustees- Jim Torsiello, John Gangone, Joe Jannarone Jr, Joseph Plescia, Vincent Ferrara (In Memoriam)

It’s been an honor being president for the past 2+ years, taking over for Joe. I know John will be an excellent leader of the lodge and by continuing the trend of electing new officers every two years we will help to build a better, more sustainable lodge.

We also have the heads of our committee named:

  • Scholarship- Mike DePierro
  • Food/Special Events- Lou Amato
  • Fundraising/ Philanthropic- Joe Jannarone Jr
  • Social Events- Jim Torsiello
  • Golf- Jim Torsiello, Bob Wilhame, Dom Miggliazza
  • Member Events- Lou Amato

We’ll look to have meetings each month for the remainder of the year with a potential holiday gathering in December. Tentative October meeting is 10/28.

If you have any suggestions on meeting or holiday party locations, where we can remain in budget, please email me or John.
Thank you!

August 2020- While there hasn’t been a lot of in person interaction and fundraising this year, the Sons of Italy of Morris County continues to be active in the community.  Over the course of July we had a big success with our virtual golf outing fundraiser. Thanks to the generosity of friends and family, to date we have raised $4,680 through our efforts. Thank you to everyone who donated and spread the word!
We’ve also set up a Venmo account for the club to make it easier to donate and make dues payments. The lodge Venmo account is @SOI-Morris
Please continue to consider making donations and asking others to do so. The Sons of Italy of Morris County donates to many families and organizations throughout the Parsippany and Morris County area.
Our lodge is anxious to re start our monthly meetings. Unfortunately with most restaurants still shut down or limiting capacity, this has been a challenge.
In other lodge news,
  • The lodge continues to donate to local families in need. We are in the process of distributing more gift cards this month. Once complete, I’m proud to report the lodge will have donated $3,000 to families in Parsippany, while also supporting some of our local restaurants.
  • We have awarded $2,000 in scholarships to 2020 Parsippany/Par Hills Graduates
  • Should you have any ideas for fundraisers, please contact Lou Amato @Louis Amato
Thank you everyone and stay safe.


October, 2018- Please join the Sons of Italy Morris County Lodge for our 4th annual beefsteak all you can eat dinner. The event is being held at the Bloomingdale Fire Department on Saturday, November 10th, 2018. Address is 97 Hamburg Turnpike, Bloomingdale, NJhttps://parsippanyfocus.com/2019/02/25/son-of-italy-2561-prepares-food-for-par-troy-wrestling-club-fundraiser/

The event will feature the comedy of Mike Morse & Brad Lowery. Cost is $50/pp and includes, salad, potatoes, all you can eat beef.  Beer & soda is included with the package. Cash bar is also available.  Doors open @ 6:30pm

Please call or text DJ Rocco for ticket purchase @ 201.774. 0943. Alternatively you can register on this website below and mail checks, payable to Sons of Italy Morris County Lodge 2561, and mail to:

Dominick Rocco, 14 Wills Ave, Wayne, NJ 07470

Please note, you MUST pay in advance of the event. Cut off for registration and Payment is Nov 1

All proceeds for the event will go towards support of local charities and families in need, so come support a very worthy cause.

October, 2018–  The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and Sons of Italy 2561 cordially invites all Parsippany residents to the “First Annual Italian Cultural Festival” to be held on Sunday, October 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 59 North Beverwyck Road.

The event includes food trucks, live music and bocce ball. Speak to Sons of Italy members and learn more about our organization at our booth!

September 30, 2018– PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Sons of Italy were out in force at the Parsippany Fall Fest cooking up delicious treats and mingling with Parsippany’s residents.

The Sons of Italy cooked up sausage and peppers sandwiches, italian hot dogs, zeppoles, funnel cakes and more to raise funds for local charities and families. It’s anticipated the event raised over $4,000 in proceeds- 100% which will all go to charity.

Great camaraderie was felt among the Sons of Italy members who helped the all day event.  A lot goes into the event, from set up, all day serving, and clean up into the night.

A special thank you to all of those members who contributed to this important fundraiser.

August, 2018– The Morris County Sons of Italy Lodge 2561, in conjunction with the Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department, is proud to be co sponsors for a fundraiser to support Kyle Gauweiler. Kyle is the 14 year old brother, son, and grandson of the Pine Brook volunteer firefighters family. Kyle recently underwent surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. Proceeds will go directly to Kyle to assist with the expenses of treatment to fight his cancer.

The event will be held at the Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Dept, Station 1, 47 Bloomfield Ave in Pine Brook on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 4:30- 9pm.  The cost is $15/per adult, $10/ per child (5-12 yrs) and free for children 4 and under.

The menu of Sons of Italy cooked pasta and meatballs, will be sure to please all pallets attending. If you have any questions or would like to send a donation, or donate an item for the silent auction that will take place, please contact Chief Jim Schmitt @ 973.809.4324, or email @chief371@optonline.net.  Donations can also be mailed to the Pine Brook Fire Dept, PO Box 204, Pine Brook, NJ 07058

June, 2018– The Morris County Sons of Italy Lodge will be sponsoring their annual golf outing on July 12th at the Knoll Country Club at 12:30pm.  There are 125 golfers registered to attend and this years event promises to be a great one as always. Lunch and dinner will be served and golfers will be treated to many great prizes after 18 holes of golf.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities and families in need. The cost is $160 per golfer. Additionally, we are always in need of and greatly appreciate hole sponsors for the event. If you’d like to sponsor a hole for $100, the Sons of Italy will post a sign on one of the 18 holes on the course with a display to be chosen by you. If you’re interested in learning more information, please contact Jim Torsiello @973.941.5654.

June 2018

Wifflemania XXXIV raised over $1,500 for local charities

June 2018

2018 marks the Ten-Year Anniversary of Bella’s Bunch

March 2018

Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 swears in new Officers and Trustees