Resolution J2388-2013

Commending Patty Macaluso Page upon the occasion of being designated an Outstanding Italian American by the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation of Genesee County

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Patty Macaluso Page upon the occasion
of being designated an Outstanding Italian American by the  Paolo  Busti
Cultural Foundation of Genesee County

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those individuals of true purpose and worthy accomplishment that provide
opportunities to celebrate their rich ethnic flavor and which strive  to
preserve their cultural heritage; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Patty Macaluso Page upon the occasion of being designated an Outstanding
Italian American by the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation of Genesee Coun-
ty,  to  be celebrated at the 29th Annual Paolo Busti Scholarship Dinner
on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Terry Hills Restaurant in  Batavia,  New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  Patty  Macaluso Page's accomplishments include both personal
and professional service to community,  church,  and  family;  her  life
reflects  the  core values and heritage of which the Paolo Busti Founda-
tion is based; and
  WHEREAS, The daughter of Peter Macaluso and Lena Forti Macaluso, Patty
attended St. Joseph's Church and Holy Family in  LeRoy,  New  York,  and
subsequently went on to graduate from Notre Dame High School; and
  WHEREAS,  Patty Macaluso married Dennis Page and together they had two
children; when her children entered school, she began her  education  as
well,  earning  an  AAS  degree in Human Services from Genesee Community
College; and
  WHEREAS, Patty Macaluso Page worked  for  several  years  at  Sunshine
Christian  Nursery  School,  before  returning  to school; she graduated
summa cum laude from the  University  of  Brockport  with  a  degree  in
Psychology; and
  WHEREAS,  While  teaching  third  grade at Holy Family, Patty Macaluso
Page received her Master's in Education from the  University  of  Brock-
port,  and  went  on  to  teach second and third grade for a total of 23
years; and
  WHEREAS, A member of Our Lady of Mercy  Parish  in  LeRoy,  New  York,
Patty  Macaluso  Page  was the recipient of the 2012 Making a Difference
Award, an honor established by the late Tim Russert  for  her  years  of
service to Catholic education; and
  WHEREAS,  Today,  Patty  Macaluso  Page  is actively involved with the
Boost Program, a tutoring service for children who  have  suffered  from
cancer  or  other chronic ailments; in addition, she has written a chil-
dren's book, the first of a series, and is seeking publication; and
  WHEREAS, Of all the accomplishments and awards she has received, Patty
Macaluso Page is most proud of her family; she credits  the  support  of
her husband in all her endeavors, as well as her family, friends, school
associates, and administrators for her success; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition to her husband, Dennis, with her throughout have
been her children, Alisa and  Blair,  and  four  grandchildren,  Collin,
Carley,  Michale, and Emily, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of
her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Patty Macaluso Page upon the occasion  of  being  designated  an

Outstanding  Italian  American by the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation of
Genesee County; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patty Macaluso Page.

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