2007-06-22 / Community

Congratulations and Celebration at Trinity Services Luncheon


Tallying in at more than 800 attendees, the June 1 Trinity Luncheon at the elegant Russo's on the Bay was a big success. Trinity, an organization that provides transportation for seniors, held the luncheon as a fund-raiser to better their services to the community. In attendance were honorary co-chairs, Matilda Cuomo and Dr. Kathleen Cashin, who are deeply dedicated to community service. Luncheon co-chairs, Frances Abbracciamento, Joseph Mure and Joseph Perrotta, helped make the event a success with their energy and charismatic demeanor. Trinity founder and executive director, Dr. Geraldine Chapey, enjoyed the festivities, which she organized, as well. Pictured above are the luncheon's dignitaries. Seated left to right are Frances Russo, Zandra Meyers, Abbracciamento, Marie Blankley, Louise D'Ambrosio, Miriam Sorger, Ellen Whelan and Chapey. Standing left to right are John Lepore, Eugene Pasternak, the Rev. Vincent O'Connell, Dr. John Shure, David Bentley, Andrew Baumann, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Brian Heffernan, Eric Ulrick, Bruce Flanz, Richard Roberts, Joseph Mure, Judge Timothy Dufficy, James Mahoney and Michael Benn. Tallying in at more than 800 attendees, the June 1 Trinity Luncheon at the elegant Russo's on the Bay was a big success. Trinity, an organization that provides transportation for seniors, held the luncheon as a fund-raiser to better their services to the community. In attendance were honorary co-chairs, Matilda Cuomo and Dr. Kathleen Cashin, who are deeply dedicated to community service. Luncheon co-chairs, Frances Abbracciamento, Joseph Mure and Joseph Perrotta, helped make the event a success with their energy and charismatic demeanor. Trinity founder and executive director, Dr. Geraldine Chapey, enjoyed the festivities, which she organized, as well. Pictured above are the luncheon's dignitaries. Seated left to right are Frances Russo, Zandra Meyers, Abbracciamento, Marie Blankley, Louise D'Ambrosio, Miriam Sorger, Ellen Whelan and Chapey. Standing left to right are John Lepore, Eugene Pasternak, the Rev. Vincent O'Connell, Dr. John Shure, David Bentley, Andrew Baumann, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Brian Heffernan, Eric Ulrick, Bruce Flanz, Richard Roberts, Joseph Mure, Judge Timothy Dufficy, James Mahoney and Michael Benn. Trinity honorees enjoy the reception. Seated from left to right are D'Ambrosio, Shure, Mahoney, Dr. Nick Pascucci and Meyers. Trinity honorees enjoy the reception. Seated from left to right are D'Ambrosio, Shure, Mahoney, Dr. Nick Pascucci and Meyers. Rabbi Marjorie Slome (left) and Chapey (right) thank Perrotta for his generous services as a co-chair of the luncheon. Rabbi Marjorie Slome (left) and Chapey (right) thank Perrotta for his generous services as a co-chair of the luncheon. Cashin (center), Region 5 Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education, Bentley (left), and Chapey (right) discuss the value of the Trinity intergenerational activities for youth and seniors. Cashin (center), Region 5 Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education, Bentley (left), and Chapey (right) discuss the value of the Trinity intergenerational activities for youth and seniors. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (right) congratulates Chapey on the importance and success of the van transportation program. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (right) congratulates Chapey on the importance and success of the van transportation program. Sorger (center) proudly shares her award as a Woman of Courage with her family. Sorger (center) proudly shares her award as a Woman of Courage with her family. Attendees share a moment of levity at the luncheon. Pictured from left to right are Lepore, Mure, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Perrotta, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo and Senator Malcolm Smith. Attendees share a moment of levity at the luncheon. Pictured from left to right are Lepore, Mure, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, Perrotta, City Councilman Joseph Addabbo and Senator Malcolm Smith. Betty Keller (left) congratulates her husband, Michael Keller (right), on receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Rev. Peter Gillen (center) on being awarded the Bene Meritis Award. Betty Keller (left) congratulates her husband, Michael Keller (right), on receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Rev. Peter Gillen (center) on being awarded the Bene Meritis Award. Cuomo (left) congratulates Chapey (right) on her outstanding program. Cuomo (left) congratulates Chapey (right) on her outstanding program. Chapey (center) congratulates Crowley (left), on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and Mahoney (right), on being awarded the 2007 Leadership Award. Chapey (center) congratulates Crowley (left), on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and Mahoney (right), on being awarded the 2007 Leadership Award. Monsignor John Brown leads attendees in prayer before dining. Pictured from left to right are Crowley, Brown, Blaine, Chapey, Bentley and Abbriacciamento. Monsignor John Brown leads attendees in prayer before dining. Pictured from left to right are Crowley, Brown, Blaine, Chapey, Bentley and Abbriacciamento. More than 800 people gathered at Russo's to support the Trinity Services Program and Chapey. More than 800 people gathered at Russo's to support the Trinity Services Program and Chapey. Congressman Anthony Weiner (far right), Chapey (right) and Robert Allen Blaine (left) congratulate Shure (far left) and Crowley (center) on receiving honors at the luncheon. Congressman Anthony Weiner (far right), Chapey (right) and Robert Allen Blaine (left) congratulate Shure (far left) and Crowley (center) on receiving honors at the luncheon.

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