Decorated Members

Recognition of individuals by the government of Italy is an honor bestowed on a few individuals. A number of Lido Club members have been nominated for various degrees of recognition for their work in support of Italian/Americans in the United States, in preserving Italian culture and in support of various charitable causes which directly impacted Italians both in the United States and Italy. The following is a list of Club members so recognized. We are indeed proud of these accomplishments and thankful to have such luminaries among our Club members.

Lido Members Decorated by the Republic of Italy

Ordine al Merito della Repubblica (Order of Merit of the Republic)

Commendatore (Commander)
  • Domenic F. Antonelli, Jr. CEO: Parking Management, Inc. (PMI)
  • John Salamone Executive Direcor: National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
  • Daniel L. Stabile, Ph.D COPILAS & High School Counselor
  • Don Loren Rear Admiral, USN, (Retired) & Deputy Secretary Homeland Security
Cavaliere Ufficiale (Knight Official)
  • Hon. Constance Morella Ambassador, OECD & U.S. Congresswoman
  • Dr. Elio E. Grandi President Assurance, Inc. / Italian Industries
  • Rev. Lydio Tomasi, Ph.D Pastor, Holy Rosary Church
Cavaliere (Knight)
  • Ralph Cipriano Executive, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Dr. Raffaele N. Manganaro Physician, Washington, DC
  • Ugo Carusi Commissioner of Immigrations, Eisenhower Admin.
  • Frank Abbo Restaurant Owner, Roma Restaurant, Washington, DC
  • Benedict Cosimano, C.P.A. Mortgage Banker, NBW Bank
  • Michael J. Vitale Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC
  • Msg. Geno Baroni Special Assistant to Cardinal Hickey
  • Joseph J. Urciolo, Sr. Attorney / Professor / R/E Developer
  • Rev. Angelo D'Agostino, S.J.M.D. Psychiatrist, Georgetown University
  • Rev. Cesare Donanzan, C.S. Pastor, Holy Rosary Church
  • Antonio M. Marinelli Vice President, Westinghouse, Metro Tunnel Construction
  • Pietro V. Orcino Restaurant Owner, Avignone Freres
  • Pino Cicala Architect / Radio / TV: "Italian Melodies" / Voice of Italy
  • Louis J. Figliozzi Importer of plywood and building products
  • Joseph P. Vaghi Architect, Joseph P. Vaghi Associates
  • George Indelicato Attorney / Chief Judge L.A.
  • Hon. Joseph Colaianni Judge, U.S. Court of Claims
  • Rev. Joseph Spigolon, C.S. Pastor, Holy Rosary Church

Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Order of the Star of Solidarity)

Commendatore (Commander)
  • Pino Cicala Architect / Radio / TV: "Italian Melodies" / AMICO website
Cavaliere (Knight)
  • Dr. Elio E. Grandi President, Italian Industries
  • Tony Verrone Director, Cruises & Tours International

Lido Club Past Presidents

* Deceased, ** Resigned

  • Gregory Cipiriani* - 1930
  • John J. Sirica* - 1931
  • Ugo Carusi* - 1932, 1942
  • Dr. Raphael Manganaro* - 1933
  • William A. Maio* - 1934
  • Joseph M. Bonuso* - 1935, 1949
  • Frank De Nunzio* - 1936
  • Dr. Joseph A. DeMino* - 1937
  • Ralph Cipirano* - 1938
  • Dante Galotta* - 1939
  • Alfonso Tana* - 1940
  • Benjamin Crifasi* - 1941
  • Joseph Belfiore* - 1943
  • Joseph Amato* - 1944
  • Leo Rinaldi* - 1945
  • Francis J. DiMisa* - 1946
  • Sam Scogna* - 1947
  • Michael F. Massino* - 1948
  • Richard Pelicano* - 1950
  • Etzio Nannini* - 1951
  • Ben Segreti* - 1952
  • Frank Calcara* - 1953
  • Joseph G. Weeda* - 1954
  • Nicholas Carosi, Sr.* - 1955
  • Anthony Campitelli* - 1956
  • Anthony Izzo* - 1957
  • Peter R. Vidi* - 1958
  • Paul F. Interdonato - 1959
  • Benedict Cosimano* - 1960
  • Joseph Lapiana* - 1961
  • Michael J. Vitale - 1962
  • Salvator J. Latona* - 1963
  • Dominic J. Lozupone - 1964
  • Joseph N. Antosca* - 1965
  • Nicholas Carosi, Jr.* - 1966
  • Placido J. Scuderi* - 1967
  • John DiGregorio - 1968
  • Joseph Urciolo* - 1969
  • Julian B. Sambataro* - 1970
  • Antonio M. Marinelli* - 1971, 1979
  • Pascal Della Badia* - 1972
  • Elio Grandi** - 1973
  • Pietro V. Orcino* - 1974
  • Dominick J. Bruno - 1975
  • Joseph Vaghi* - 1976
  • George Indelicato - 1977
  • Giacomo Cacciatore* - 1978
  • Ronald A. Russo - 1979
  • James V. Scala* - 1980
  • Hon. Joseph Colaianni - 1981
  • Sal Puglisi - 1982
  • Michael A. Sterlacci* - 1983
  • James J. Naccarato - 1984
  • Pino Cicala - 1985, 1992
  • Louis J. Figliozzi* - 1986
  • Robert W. DeSantis - 1987
  • Loreto J. Clavelli - 1988, 1989
  • Frank N. Gentile* - 1990
  • Joseph P. Lamari - 1991
  • John M. DeZinno - 1993
  • Gino Marinucci - 1994
  • Richard Ceccone - 1995
  • Paul E. Biciocchi - 1996
  • Anthony A. Cantalupo, Jr. - 1997
  • Thomas V. Caruso - 1998
  • Richard G. Amato - 1999
  • Robert F. Simi - 2000
  • Charles Russo - 2001
  • John R. Urciolo II - 2002
  • Louis J. Scalfari - 2003, 2009
  • Louis F. Giacchino - 2004
  • Nicholas DiBattista - 2005
  • Angelo Caputo - 2006
  • Thomas A. Stallone, Sr. - 2007, 2008
  • Thomas A. Mauro - 2010, 2011
  • Philip Finelli, Jr. - 2012, 2013
  • Francesco Isgro - 2014