Fundraiser For Wounded Vet


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Brendan Marrocco, when he joined the Army.

Several months ago, we told you about Mary Bovich’s involvement with a group helping a young soldier who was severely injured in Iraq. The Brendan Marrocco Road to Recovery Trust is adding to its efforts with a Cigar Night on Wednesday, March 16,  from 7 to 10 p.m. at Tiffany’s, 73 Route 46 West in Pine Brook.

Brendan Marrocco served in the same platoon as Bovich’s nephew, Richard Kilcoyne. On Easter Sunday 2009 he lost both arms and both legs in an attack on his patrol vehicle.  He suffered numerous other injuries as well, and you can hear him talk about his recovery in the CBS News video below.

Tickets to Cigar Night are $150 each and include a premium brand open bar, dinner, three fresh cigars upon arrival and two custom rolled cigars by Paul DiSilvio of Casa Grande Cigars. There will also be a wide range of door prizes and a silent auction items including  tickets to games (Yankees vs. Boston) (Devils),  signed sports memorabilia  (Jets and Giants footballs, Giants Justin Tuck Jersey), golf for three at Morris County Country Club, an all-inclusive gourmet dinner in your home for eight catered by Michael Conte and a leather smoking chair.

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If you want to attend cigar night, download this form. Checks can be made out to “The Brendan Marrocco Road to Recovery Trust” and mailed to Cigar Night, PO Box 202, Essex Fells, NJ 07021-02022.  For more information, please contact Mary Bovich, 973-239-4596, or her brother-in-law, Rick Kilcoyne at 973-403-0028 or by e-mail. If you cannot attend, you can make a donation through the group’s Web site.


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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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