Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick celebrate past presidents at annual dinner Jan. 30 in Pittston


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Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Immediate Past President Lee Monteforte of Jenkins Township, center, tries on his green blazer symbolic of the office with the assistance of Past President Ed Hart of Yatesville, left, and President Paul Leonard of Scranton at the annual past presidents’ dinner in Pittston on Saturday, Jan. 30.


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Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick past presidents gathered to celebrate their annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30. First row, from left, are Bob Calpin, Joe Heffers, Jack Brogan, Bill Burke, Lee Monteforte, Jim McFarland, Kevin O’Brien. Second row, Patrick Gilligan, Edward Hart, John Gilligan, Patrick Bilbow, P.J. Melvin.


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Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick incoming officers are, from left, Secretary-Elect Michael McFarland, First Vice President-Elect Joe Long, President Paul Leonard, President-Elect Terry McMahon, Second Vice President-Elect Shawn Slusser, and Treasurer-Elect Matt Meade.


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Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President-Elect Terry McMahon of Pittston, right, chats with guests Ali Sharpe of Scranton and Dana Crockett of Baltimore, Maryland, at the annual past presidents’ dinner in Pittston on Saturday, Jan. 30.


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    PITTSTON — The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick honored Past President Lee Monteforte at the Annual Past Presidents Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Knights of Columbus in Pittston.

    The night featured a cocktail and buffet dinner along with refreshments and live music.

    Monteforte’s tenure includes the awarding of scholarships to deserving students from the Greater Pittston area, a halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party at the Red Mill, another successful year of the Black Shamrock Open, a fun-filled Christmas gathering, and the culminating event of his presidency, the 101st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet with IEBW Union Leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty as principal speaker.

    All the past presidents and members of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick were invited to participate.

    Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Immediate Past President Lee Monteforte of Jenkins Township, center, tries on his green blazer symbolic of the office with the assistance of Past President Ed Hart of Yatesville, left, and President Paul Leonard of Scranton at the annual past presidents’ dinner in Pittston on Saturday, Jan. 30.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_PSD020716FriendlySons_1.jpgGreater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Immediate Past President Lee Monteforte of Jenkins Township, center, tries on his green blazer symbolic of the office with the assistance of Past President Ed Hart of Yatesville, left, and President Paul Leonard of Scranton at the annual past presidents’ dinner in Pittston on Saturday, Jan. 30. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

    Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick past presidents gathered to celebrate their annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30. First row, from left, are Bob Calpin, Joe Heffers, Jack Brogan, Bill Burke, Lee Monteforte, Jim McFarland, Kevin O’Brien. Second row, Patrick Gilligan, Edward Hart, John Gilligan, Patrick Bilbow, P.J. Melvin.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_PSD020716FriendlySons_2.jpgGreater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick past presidents gathered to celebrate their annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30. First row, from left, are Bob Calpin, Joe Heffers, Jack Brogan, Bill Burke, Lee Monteforte, Jim McFarland, Kevin O’Brien. Second row, Patrick Gilligan, Edward Hart, John Gilligan, Patrick Bilbow, P.J. Melvin. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

    Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick incoming officers are, from left, Secretary-Elect Michael McFarland, First Vice President-Elect Joe Long, President Paul Leonard, President-Elect Terry McMahon, Second Vice President-Elect Shawn Slusser, and Treasurer-Elect Matt Meade.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_PSD020716FriendlySons_3.jpgGreater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick incoming officers are, from left, Secretary-Elect Michael McFarland, First Vice President-Elect Joe Long, President Paul Leonard, President-Elect Terry McMahon, Second Vice President-Elect Shawn Slusser, and Treasurer-Elect Matt Meade. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

    Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President-Elect Terry McMahon of Pittston, right, chats with guests Ali Sharpe of Scranton and Dana Crockett of Baltimore, Maryland, at the annual past presidents’ dinner in Pittston on Saturday, Jan. 30.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_PSD020716FriendlySons_4.jpgGreater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President-Elect Terry McMahon of Pittston, right, chats with guests Ali Sharpe of Scranton and Dana Crockett of Baltimore, Maryland, at the annual past presidents’ dinner in Pittston on Saturday, Jan. 30. Bill Tarutis | For Sunday Dispatch

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    Information provided by the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

    Information provided by the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

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