My name is Joseph Nesci and I have had the pleasure of knowing Tony, Vito and Mario Marchese for approximately 50 years. I am asking family and friends of the Marchese brothers to please spend a few moments to read the following proposal.
The Marchese brothers, along with their six siblings and parents, lived at 277 Claremont Street in Toronto’s Little Italy from 1952-1992.While living on Claremont street all nine children attended Grace Street Public school.
In 1968 Tony (age 15), Vito (age 13) and Mario (age 11) became members of the Columbus Boys Club located at 121 Bellwoods Avenue. In 1970 Mr. Carmen Bush, then Director of the Club, approached the three brothers and asked if they would be interested in assisting with the organizing and delivering of the Toronto Star Boxes; they agreed. This past November 2019 marked their 49th. consecutive year, that the Marchese Brothers have given of their time volunteering with the Toronto Star Boxes, to give thousands of children a memorable Christmas.
I, Joseph Nesci, propose that the laneway running West/East, from Claremont Street to Manning Avenue, be named MARCHESE WAY/LANE. In honour of the Marchese brothers continued commitment over the past 49 years of bringing some Christmas cheer and joy to thousands of children of the Parkdale area.
To this end, I am asking family and friends of Tony, Vito and Mario to please take a moment and sign the attached petition.