The city came together Saturday morning to honor the memory of Ersilia Matarazzo in a Kiwanis sponsored march that drew more than 500 men, women and children.
The event highlighted a tremendous outpouring of emotion for Matarazzo, who met a tragic end to her life last year at the hands of her husband
March organizer Kiwanian Marlene Zizza said the event was to raise funds for an educational scholarship, one more out of ten that already exist, for a needy child from the city to memorialize Matarazzo’s stewardship in helping others.
Matarazzo’s children, family, parents and siblings all spoke.
The march was a very public affair, heading down Elm Street, onto Ferry and Broadway, and then back to Fuller and Washington and back to Elm.
The mayor and his wife sponsored a BBQ.
This was a shining example of the city’s effort to perpetuate the memory of one of its most popular residents and a Kiwanian who worked so hard at all times for others and especially for the children of this city.
Matarazzo was always giving back. On Saturday, the city gave back to her – and in a big way that preserves her memory while helping out others in her name.