Numerous people from the Southern Tier were honored at the annual Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry Dinner and Works of Love Recognition banquet, held June 5 at the Hill Top Inn in Elmira.
Approximately 100 parish social ministers attended. The dinner spotlighted people who have made exemplary efforts in the area of social ministry. They are: Patty, Jim, Sam and Nate Piedgon (St. Mary Southside Parish, Elmira); Lena Corsaro (St. Casimir/St. Charles Borromeo, Elmira); Pat O’Keeffe (Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Tioga County); Lois Fahey (Holy Cross, Dryden); Karen Brown (St. Anthony, Groton); Philip Grushetsky (Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmira); Peter Wallin (St. Mary Our Mother, Horseheads); and Elaine Chamberlin (St. Anthony/St. Patrick, Elmira).
Also recognized were many deceased social ministers: Jack Lill (St. Joseph’s, Wayland); Marion Lyons (St. John the Evangelist, Newark Valley); Nick Savino (St. Anthony, Elmira); Genevieve Mezur (St. Casimir, Elmira); Helen Rubar (St. Mary, Bath); Louise Maloney (St. Patrick, Corning); Marty Kushner (St. Patrick, Owego); Pat Redman (St. James, Waverly); Beverly Harrison (St. Mary Our Mother, Horseheads); Mary Nelan (Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmira); Agnes Fredericks (St. Mary Southside, Elmira); Elizabeth Cassetta (Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmira); Margaret Driscoll (St. Catherine of Siena, Ithaca); Olga Barnoski (St. Casimir, Elmira); Philamena Woods (Our Lady of Lourdes, Elmira); Mildred Malnoski (St. Casimir, Elmira); and Ed Derenthal (Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Tioga County).