The 32nd Feast Of St. Rocco in FranklinMA....A Four Day Family Event Enjoyed By All

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Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty

Saint Rocco is the Patron Saint of the sick.  For the past 32 years, in the Town of Franklin MA, the four day Feast of St. Rocco is held for the families of Franklin MA and all visitors to the town.  St. Mary's Church is the Roman Catholic Church in the Town of Franklin with over 15000 parishioners, and St. Mary's Church is the host of this marvelous festival.

Whenever there is a festival in the Town of Franklin, there is Italian food.  It's just like being in the North End of Boston or in Federal Hill in Providence, R.I.  The food is spectacular from the cannoli's, lobster tails with fresh cream, manicott, ravioli, sausage and peppers, Italian

 tomato salad, stuffed quahogs, calzones, pizza, eggplant subs, penne, meatball subs, clam chowder and clam cakes just to name a few of the more popular items. 

This year there were weight watcher items.  It's tough to stick with that diet with all of the homemade Italian food available.  Did I mention that Ricotta Pie also joined the pastry booth this year too!!

The Todaro Family had a great time there and visited the feast several days of the four day event.  My children and grandchildren love to eat.  And did I mention that they love Italian food???? 

The police officer in the photo is Officer Rick Grover.  My children grew up with Rick and he's a wonderful policman.  In the photo underneath the Officer Grover is my son, Michael Todaro.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Barbara, We too usually have a St Rocco festival in Glen Cove Long Island, but not this year due to the economy. Also, today was a big feast day in Italy, called Ferragusto. People picnic all day and in the evening, they go to the beach and many people swim after midnight. Glad you had fun and had some time off from ALL that work you do.

Aug 15, 2010 06:00 PM #1
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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This year I didn't join them....I have an 88 year old mother and she is not strong enough to go, so I didn't want her left alone....there will always be another one.

Aug 15, 2010 06:09 PM #2
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Ed Silva
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Barbara, that looks like a fun time. Will you get to take Rocky there as well?

 

Aug 15, 2010 06:16 PM #3
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Rocky would love it there.....my family always has a great time there.....the kids love the rides and my children love the food and the rides....they're like "big kids"

Aug 15, 2010 06:18 PM #4
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Jane Peters
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Looks like a fun time in your little community of Franklin, Barb.

Aug 16, 2010 12:39 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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the kids had a good time, Jane.....

Aug 16, 2010 04:04 AM #6
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Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Greater Nashville Real Estate

Don't you love this time of year.  Carnivals, fairs, just lots to do with the family.  Nothing like a family outing to a local fair.

Aug 16, 2010 07:20 AM #7
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Charles Edwards Bentonville
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Great post Barbara,

Did you say lobster tails in fresh cream? Stuffed quahogs? That's it! I'm on my way there. You know how to make a person miss New England.

Aug 16, 2010 07:34 AM #8
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Diane.....my family loves them.....

Aug 16, 2010 07:34 AM #9
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Charles.....you would love the food here.....New England clam chowder.....when was the last time you had a stuffed quahog???  New Englanders know how to eat.....

Aug 16, 2010 07:37 AM #10
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
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Now that looked like a fun day! Love cannoli's!

Aug 16, 2010 07:51 AM #11
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"New Franklin MA Homes"

Jackie.....me too.....I should always stick with the weight watchers booth though!!!

Aug 16, 2010 08:04 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
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What a fun festival! We just returned to California from a week in Cape Cod with extended family--9 of us. I was now know what a quahog is.

Aug 16, 2010 11:00 AM #13
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Lottie.....don't you love them.....Joe Mac's in Dennis has the best on the Cape.....

Aug 16, 2010 11:59 AM #14
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Susan Morrison
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA

my family had a great time at the Feast of St. Rocco.

Aug 16, 2010 05:49 PM #15
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"New Franklin MA Homes"

mine too....

Aug 16, 2010 05:54 PM #16
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Joseph D. Federico
Donahue Real Estate Co. - Dedham, MA
Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate

Looks like the feast was a great family event, I remember going to the feasts in the North End of Boston as always a great time.

Aug 17, 2010 06:22 AM #17
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Joe....the food at St. Rocco's is just as good.....it's just like the north end or federal hill.....everything is cooked by the long time resident Italian families in town....do you know anyone in Franklin?  Vinnie and Alma DeBaggis???  The old DeBaggis Derrico Bakery????  they made all the Italian bread for the area....

Aug 17, 2010 06:42 AM #18
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