FAIR LAWN, N.J. — St. Anne in Fair Lawn made history by celebrating it.
More than 130 attendees honored those named to the church and school's first Hall of Fame during an induction dinner at the Knights of Columbus.
"It was wonderful, really a great success," organizer Jennifer Caluri told Daily Voice.
Honorees who received plaques included:
The Rev. Jeremiah McGinley, who joined St. Anne in 1980, speaks with children every Friday and teaches math every other weekend;
Dominic Gerardo, who taught art at St. Anne for 40 years and continues to volunteer while retired;
The Fogarty family -- John, Tim, William, and Ann -- who began a fund that honors one teacher every year;
The Caggiano family, which operates Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home and have donated generously to the school;
Donna DiSclafani, a member of the advisory board, and her family;
Susan Jacobson, who was honored with DiSclafani for her work with the basketball program;
Joseph Tieng, the church's unofficial photographer;
Edward Trawinski, a church member for 50 years.
Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove congratulated the honorees.
"There has been a long line of people who have helped their parish grow and have been successful in our community," Cosgrove said. "They certainly honored some well-deserving people."
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