Auburn Sons of Italy
Auburn, Washington

Founded: 1947. Member of the Grand Lodge of the Northwest -
Order Sons & Daughters of Italy of America
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Our History - la Nostra Storia

The Founding of the Auburn Lodge #1955


Our lodge was founded in March 1947 by the Seattle Sons of Italy Lodge #1390 (now the Seattle-Fedele Lodge). The Seattle lodge sponsored the Auburn Sons of Italy for being chartered by the Supreme Lodge OSIA (Order Sons of Italy of America). The Auburn area had many Italian Americans living in the area. Many were railroad workers while others were farmers in the Green River valley. Today we have members who live as far away as Graham, Spanaway and Gig Harbor. What started as a handfull of people with a common heritage has grown to a family of over 230 members.

As Mario Santelli says:
"Bona Fortuna."

Grand Deputies & Founders:

John Demattea, Seattle Lodge
Nick Roselli, Aberdeen Lodge
Joe Dalesandro, Seattle Lodge

Grand Venerable:

Frank Carbone, Tacoma Lodge


Our 1947 Lodge Charter Officers:


Louie Scarpelli
Matt Fioretti

Assistant Venerable:

Matt Fioretti
Paul Pezzella


Joe Rosati


Nellie Mattioni

Recording Secretary:

John Mola



Cleo Mola


Paul Mattioni


Antonetta Fioretti
Tony Marfia
Lilly Smith (Carone)
Amos Ungarini
Angelo Venzone

Master of Ceremonies:

Louie Smith
Mike Grispino


Mike Scarpelli

Current Auburn charter members - 1947 to 2018:

Yolanda Scarpelli Clark
Victor Scarpelli
Antonetta Fioretti

Longest continuous Auburn member - 1949 to 2018:

Vincenzina Venzone Manka - 69 years!

Auburn member with the longest membership in the Sons of Italy - 1940 to 2018:

Mary Scoccolo - 78 years!



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