Following the outbreak of World War II, three cousins from New Rochelle went to war, each a son of three brothers who immigrated to America from Italy. They never returned.
Peter F. D’Onofrio, Charles D'Onofrio and James J. D’Onofrio attended New Rochelle High School. They were athletic and involved in all manner of sports including baseball. Thirteen years after the end of the war, the City of New Rochelle, under the leadership of Mayor George A. Vergara, renamed the park in the South End of New Rochelle as D’Onofrio Park. Vergara, a former Notre Dame football player under Knute Rockne and teammate of the famed Four Horseman of Notre Dame, officially dedicated the park as D'Onofrio Memorial Park in 1959. The park is home to D'Onofrio Field, site of two baseball diamonds and the D'Onofrio Picnic Pavilion.
The parking machines in the New Rochelle Public Library lot were put out of service again, the second time in three months. Vandals used a glue-type solution, inserting into the bill readers and credit card reader. Last time the City estimated the total cost at over $10,000. When this last occurred in March, the parking machines were out of service for over a month. We will see how long it takes this time to repair so far its about two weeks already.
The New Rochelle Memorial Day Parade and Picnic at Hudson Park, under the leadership of Peter Parente, President of the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association, has become one of the best public events in Westchester County. The 2011 version did not disappoint.
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Over one hundred New Rochelle residents, young and old, veterans and civilians, gathered this morning at Beechwood Cemetery for the 33rd Annual United Veterans & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle Memorial service to honor the men and women who went to war to defend their country and never returned. Three hundred New Rochelle residents served and were killed in action.