Farmingville, NY - On Sunday, September 24, Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright attended a testimonial dinner honoring Anthony 'Tony' Rotoli, Jr., Immediate Past President of the Vigiano Brothers Lodge Number 3436 of Sons of Italy in America. Tony served as president of the lodge from 2015-2017.
Supervisor Romaine said, “The Town of Brookhaven is blessed to have people like Tony Rotoli who contribute so much to make this community a better place to live. He’s a proud Italian-American with a big heart and I am happy to call him a friend.”
"It was an honor to attend the Order of the Sons of Italy Vigiano Brothers Lodge to celebrate and honor immediate past president Anthony 'Tony' Rotoli, Jr. for his outstanding leadership and his commitment to the promotion of Italian heritage and culture," stated Councilwoman Cartright. "Tony has happily committed himself to bettering our community for many years and the community is grateful for his work," the Councilwoman added.
The mission of the Vigiano Brothers Lodge Number 3436 is to honor their namesakes, John Vigiano II and Joseph Vigiano, two remarkable young men who grew up on Long Island. John served as a member of the New York Fire Department and Joseph served as a member of the New York City Police Department. They died as heroes who rushed into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 to help evacuate the building. To learn more about the Vigiano Brothers Lodge, please visit Order Sons of Italy in America.