Bongiorno Square (Lawrence, MA)

Pfc Paul J. Bongiorno WWII (2)Bongiorno Square is located at the intersection of Common and Jackson Streets. It is dedicated to Paul Bongiorno, a soldier in World War II. Private Bongiorno died from wounds incurred during battle in the land of his parents, birth, Sicily. He received the Purple Heart posthumously. Bongiorno and Albert Fargnoli were honored when their respective street corners were dedicated on the same day in September of 1946.

 

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  1. […] Perhaps the first memorial constructed was the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in honor the the Civil War dead. Since then the city has named monuments, intersections, bridges, waterways, schools, parks, as well as bandstands, a marina, and an airport after a variety of individuals and groups. The first square was Durant Square, a small triangle of land on East Haverhill Street. Durant Square La Scola Square Regan Square Deasy Square World War II Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Bongiorno Square […]

  2. […] operator with the Armored Division he was killed in action in France August 2, 1944. Fargnoli and Paul Bongiorno were honored when their respective street corners were dedicated on the same day in September of […]

  3. […] used. Other Memorials throughout the City are dedicated to World War II servicemen: Bolis Brothers Paul Bongiorno Lionel B. Bourassa Lucien Bourgoin Frank A. Cain Andrew Callahan Campagnone Brothers Albert J. […]

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