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Scholarship Fundraiser in Honor of Springfield Trio

By on Sep 24 2013.
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Firefighter Joe Pepe, III

Firefighter Joe Pepe, III

Friends and family of Gene & Louie Del Mauro and Joe Pepe III have announced a scholarship fundraiser in the memory of the three men to be held on October 26, 2013.  The event has been listed on the Springfielder.com Community Calendar.

For a $45 per person donation, attendees can enjoy a buffet dinner, open bar and entertainment by Springfield comedian Doug Karpf and DJ Carmen Giordano.  The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth VFW Hall on South 21st Street.  There will also be a 50/50 drawing, silent auction and raffles.  Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or donating can contact Fran Corcione, owner of Springfield’s Capelli e Mani Design located at 224 Mountain Avenue, by calling 973-454-4145 or e-mailing mrsc417@hotmail.com

Louie and Gene Del Mauro

Louie and Gene Del Mauro

Checks can be made payable to either Gene & Louie Del Mauro Kind Heart Scholarship or Joe Pepe III Sportsmanship Fund.  The Del Mauro brothers were born and raised in town and owned a landscaping business.  Both died of leukemia two years apart; Angelo “Gene” E. Del Mauro passed away at age 56 on Saturday, November 13, 2010 and Louis Del Mauro passed away at age 48 on Saturday, July 14, 2012.  Joseph S. Pepe, III was an athletic Springfield fighter who died March 2004 of a heart attack at 47 years old after being rush to Overlook Hospital from a basketball fundraiser at his former school, James Caldwell.  There is an annual basketball tournament held for Pepe in the winter.



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