Mark G. Mannarelli, a 27-year resident of La Cañada Flintridge, was elected president of Branch 374 of the ICF organization at St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church. This will be Mannarelli’s second term; he served previously for two years in the 1990s. His term and the terms of a new board of directors begin on Jan. 1. Installation of officers and board members will take place on Feb. 8 at St. Francis Xavier Church in Burbank when officers of 18 branches of the Los Angeles Archdiocese District will be installed.
Mannarelli was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Alhambra from age 8. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in history and finance. He earned a masters degree in business at the University of Southern California where he met his wife of 36 years, Emerita.
The Mannarellis have two children, Joni and Michael, who attended La Cañada Flintridge schools. They have two granddaughters, Isabella and Rosemary. He and his wife have been parishioners at St. Bede for 27 years. Mannarelli is a Certified Financial Planner.
Along with Mannarelli, other officers and directors elected were First Vice President Ron Baisely, Second Vice President (outgoing current president) Al Restivo, Orator Phyllis Harb, Treasurer Joseph Vinci, Financial Secretary Don Monteleone, Sentinel David Carpurso and Corresponding Secretary Sherene De la Motte. Directors include Fiora Marcucci Murphy, Paul Clinnin and Connie Hockens. The Reverend Monsignor Antonio Caccipuoti, pastor at St. Bede, is branch chaplain and Archdiocesan director of the Italian Catholic Federation.
The Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) is a non-profit fraternal organization for practicing Catholics of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Founded in 1924, the federation’s mission is to uphold and develop the religious spirit among its members and to spread that spirit throughout the community. As Christians, ICF continues the tradition of love, hospitality, and works of charity as signs of Christ’s peace among us.