Sun., Aug. 27, 2023, at 2 p.m.
Fundraising celebration of life in memory of Rick Clerici, who passed away July 28, 2023. As Rick always loved the power of music to uplift and celebrate, the show will feature upbeat and celebratory performances by classical trio of violinist Guiomar "Gigi" Turgeon (Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn), accordionist Emilian Badea (Boston Lyric Opera, NH Symphony), cellist Rodica Badea (Brockton Symphony Orchestra); solo musician Steve Snuffer (Soul-O Acoustic, Steve Snuffer's Green Eyed Soul); solo musician Mike Lee II (Fevah Dream, Island Mike & Coconut Castro); musical trio of vocalist/guitarist John Procaccini, bassist David Procaccini, guitarist Rick Dillon.
Enjoy a day of music to help with the sudden and unexpected medical expenses from the glioblastoma brain tumor diagnosis and associated care. Rick was a musician, clinical sleep educator, and behavior sleep therapist. Along with his wife Louisa Clerici - who teaches intuitive development and meditation classes - they had through their Clear Mind Systems therapy practice and benefit shows helped many people through their generosity over the decades. So with Rick in mind, come to this fine day of entertainment while also helping during this great time of need. Special thanks to all the volunteers and musicians for donating their time and talent, and the Walpole Footlighters for the benevolent use of their theater.
Walpole Footlighters theater
2 Scout Rd., East Walpole, MA 02032
$20. (Eventbrite prior to the event), $25. CASH/CHECK only (at the door on the day of the event). And BRING CASH for 50/50 raffle!
The Camy 5K Run is named after Camilio "Camy" Clerici, who passed away in November 2000 at the age of 86. Husband of Rosina Clerici, father of Frank Clerici Sr., father-in-law of Carol Hunt-Clerici, and grandfather of David Clerici, he was a longtime member of the Walpole Italian-American Society.
The David 5K Walk is named after David Clerici, who passed away in February 2000 at the age of 38. Middle son of Frank Clerici Sr. & Carol Hunt-Clerici, and a grandson of Camilio "Camy" Clerici & Rosina Clerici, he was a member of the Walpole Italian-American Society and a volunteer at many benefit fundraisers.
The free 50-yard Rosina Fun Run for kids 11 & under is named after Rosina Clerici, who passed away in February 2006 at the age of 89. Wife of Camilio "Camy" Clerici, mother of Frank Clerici Sr., mother-in-law of Carol Hunt-Clerici, and grandmother of David Clerici, she started it all as the first official event starter when she signaled the start of the inaugural race on November 10, 2001.
The Frank Clerici Sr. Award - for the first male finisher in the David 5K Walk - is named after Frank Clerici Sr., who passed away in May 2016 at the age of 81. Husband of Carol Hunt-Clerici, father of middle son David Clerici, and son of Camilio "Camy" Clerici & Rosina Clerici, he was an officer of the Walpole Italian-American Society and a committee member of the race.
The Carol Hunt-Clerici Award - for the first female finisher in the David 5K Walk - is named after Carol Hunt-Clerici, who passed away in January 2018 at the age of 79. Wife of Frank Clerici Sr., mother of middle son David Clerici, and daughter-in-law of Camilio "Camy" Clerici & Rosina Clerici, she was the treasurer, volunteer coordinator, and a committee member of the race.
Carol Hunt-Clerici Chamber Music Series was created in her memory by close family friend and violin prodigy Guiomar “Gigi” Turgeon (Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society) and cousin and educator Barbara Lee. It raises funds, awareness, and brings classical music to the suburbs via a variety of musicians performing themed concerts (Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georges Bizet, Luigi Boccherini, Alexander Borodin, Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Zdenek Fibich, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Astor Piazzolla, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Bedrich Smetana, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Georg Philipp Telemann).
-Sat., February 11, 2023 (2 p.m.), Walpole Public Library
-Sat., May 27, 2023 (2 p.m.), Walpole Public Library
2018 - September 22, November 17, December 15
2019 - April 13, May 18, June 15, November 2, December 21
* PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THE CAMY 5K RUN & DAVID 5K WALK *