AIFESE General

Remembering “Chuck” Anselmo, Jr.

“Chuck” Anselmo, Jr. passed away peacefully on April 13, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospice of Acadiana at the age of 79.

Originally posted on April 21, 2020, and updated on May 16, 2020, as AIFEDSE received more donations in memory of “Chuck” Anselmo.

He held numerous officer positions and won many awards in his younger years, but his most impressive accomplishments were with the American-Italian Federation of the Southeast. He was instrumental in organizing this club which consists of several southeastern states. He served as president from 1993-1997 and again from 2008-2011, and till his death served as Chairman of the Board.

Click here to view the obituary online and sign the guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American-Italian Federation of the Southeast (P.O. Box 83332, Baton Rouge, LA, 70884-3332).
Some people have already sent money to the AIFEDSE as Memorial Contributions for E. C. “Chuck” Anselmo, Jr.

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AIFEDSE on Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Louisiana

Gov. Edwards has proclaimed October 14 Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to recognize the contributions of Native Americans in Louisiana.

The idea of Indigenous Peoples’ Day came about in Berkeley, California in 1992 when a celebration made residents question the Columbus “legacy.”

Below is the letter that Charles Marsala wrote to The Advocate

Columbus Day Proclamation in Jefferson Parish
On September 10, 2019, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni declared Oct 12th as Columbus Day.
Read also this historian’s view of the Discovery of America
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AIFEDSE Elects Charles Marsala President

Contessa Entellina Banquet 2019
2019 Contessa Entellina 133rd Anniversary Banquet at Chateau Estates Country Club in Kenner. Left to right: Charles Marsala, Tim Walker, Sal Serio, Pete Lamanna, Kevin Centanni, Claude Todaro, Joe Battaglia, Ralph Abraham, Dianne Abraham, Philip Capitano

Welcome Charles Marsala, the new AIFEDSE president with 100% Sicilian heritage.

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