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Memorial for our esteemed member: Walter Kavney (+ lunch at 2:30)

(as of May 3rd)

Fr. John Ahern of Syracuse, NY (Walter's life-long friend) will say a Memorial Mass for Walter at Our Lady of Pompeii Church, Greenwich Village on Sat., June 22nd at 1 PM.

Aprile Millo and Deborah Surdi will be singing, and I will be playing the organ at the Mass. I may sing the regular parts of the Mass.

After the Mass, we will go across the street to Trattoria Spaghetto for a Prix Fixe lunch at 2:30 PM.  Please let me know if you plan to come to lunch when you RSVP. I will try to keep the price to between $25 -$30.

(Menu set as of May 29th)




Mixed Salad (family style)

Caprese Salad: tomato, mozzarella & basil (family style)

                                   Primo Piato

Penne Siciliana: pasta with tomatoes, eggplant & mozzarella cheese (family style)

               Secondo Piato (chicken or fish)

1) Chicken Sorrentina: chicken with eggplant & mozzarella cheese 

2) Tilapia: tilapia in white wine & caper sause


Italian Cheese Cake & Coffee       


White or Red Wine:

tax and tip included                                    












Trattoria Spaghetto 




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  • VincentTitone

    What an overwhelming day! The Memorial for Walter was, in many ways, far more successful than I could have hoped for. Mille grazie to all of you who contributed to this momentous day!

    2 · June 25, 2013

    • Rosaria

      You made it successful, amico mio... we were there to support and pay tribute. Walter was very lucky to have you as a friend..... you were lucky to have each other!

      June 25, 2013

  • Joseph D.

    What a wonderful tribute to dear Walter! Debbie and Aprile sang angelically, and Walter and all of us were so honored by the presence of the great musician that Ms. Queler is. The luncheon was most pleasant, and it was good to see so many friends we know from different places. Thank you Vinnie for organizing such a lovely occasion.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Rosaria

    What a lovely and loving tribute to a sweet and deserving friend-- Vincent, you did a wonderful job in a very touching service. Thank you for allowing our group to be a part of this special occasion. "Ci videmu"! Un abbraccio forte!

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • TomC

    A wonderful and moving tribute by so many people who knew Walter so well.

    June 23, 2013

  • Mary E.

    This was a wonderful and moving tribute to a kind and gentle soul. I'm sure Walter was watching from above and smiling.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Silvio S.

    A wonderful memory. I am sure Walter is smiling.

    June 22, 2013

  • Susan T

    I have a scheduling conflict.

    June 22, 2013

  • Joseph D.

    Dear Vinnie,

    You know we will be there. We were so very fond of Walter.

    June 21, 2013

  • John Petrozino J.

    I would like to attend the dinner as well if it's not too late!

    June 21, 2013

  • Mia R.

    I will attend memorial and lunch.

    June 16, 2013

  • Susan M.

    I'm so sorry, Vincent. I just found out that I have to work on that day. I really wanted to be there for you. :-(

    May 29, 2013

  • TomC

    Thanks for the invitation, Vincent. I will also attend the lunch @ 2:30.

    May 8, 2013

  • VincentTitone

    Bill Safka will be there.

    May 7, 2013

  • Dorothy K.

    I'll be there for the service and the lunch. Afterwards I'll pay a visit to my favorite bookshop just down the block.

    2 · May 6, 2013

    • Rosaria

      Dear Dorothy-- I'm so glad to see you're feeling better and to know I'll see you for the memorial. Take good care of yourself!!

      1 · May 6, 2013

  • vince l.

    Count me in for the lunch as well.

    May 6, 2013

  • Mary E.

    I will attend the lunch as well.

    May 6, 2013

  • Karen La Rosa, La R.

    I will be there for the service, Vincent, but have another obligation in the afternoon so I'm sorry I can't join you for lunch.

    May 6, 2013

  • Silvio S.

    Both Paula and I will be there for both.

    May 6, 2013

  • Rosaria

    Vincent-- I will be there for both the memorial mass and lunch. Stai forte... un abbraccio a te.....

    May 6, 2013

  • Francisco P.

    Sorry, Vinnie. I can't make Saturday PM.

    May 4, 2013

  • VincentTitone

    George Frank will be there

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Vincent , I can't make this date because I have a family shower in East Hampton. It is impossible to attend both. If there is a date change i may be able to go. I was looking forward to celebrating Walters life because I loved his passion for life... He was a wonderful man and I loved his sense of humor, how he appreciated when you did something for him and how he made me laugh. He is missed...

    2 · May 3, 2013

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