CONTESSA ENTELLINA SOCIETY

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Founded in 1896

Sept. 8th

CALENDAR EVENTS

December

Festa di San Nicola - Contessa Entellina

Festa e dellí Immacolata Contessa Entellina

Contessa Entellina Society Christmas Party

December

December

to be announced - Call Gasper Schiro

Location

Sept. 8th

Celebration of the festa Maria Della Favara

HISTORY

After immigrating to New Orleans, the Contessioti flourished and they became a

successful, but still a smaller part of the growing City of New Orleans, they became

acutely nostalgic for their village of Contessa Entellina and nostalgic about their ancient

language, traditions and heritage. Therefore, to reunite friends and family in this Crescent

City where they now lived, on the morning of September 8, 1886, several Arbreshe New

Orleanians joined together and formed the Contessa Entellina Society. In the early years, the Society provided dental and medical services and initial orientation to its members and new immigrants

2003 Outstanding Member Civic Award

Most Reverend Joseph N. Latino, D.D.

Bishop Diocese of Jackson , MS.

Received Outstanding Member Civic Award

of CES in 1994

Member of Society Since Age 12

 

Year 2003 Officers