November 22, 2010 in Features
Courtesy: Jeannine Marx Fruci photo

The three Sacco siblings, from left, Laura Sacco Perry, Ernie Sacco and Marian Sacco Fruci, were the prime movers behind the Italian Thanksgiving tradition. They are all gone now, but the tradition is carried forth by their children.

Courtesy: Jeannine Marx Fruci photo

Thanksgiving 2005 was the biggest Fruci-Sacco-Perry Thanksgiving on record with 55 people attending, hosted by Dave and Jeannine Marx Fruci. It was also the 92nd birthday for Fruci family patriarch Roger Fruci, pictured at center in blue shirt.

Courtesy: Jeannine Marx Fruci photo

Rose Sacco passed on her Italian recipes to her children and grandchildren, recipes still used in their holiday gatherings, including Thanksgiving.

Courtesy: Jeannine Marx Fruci photo

The family always wanted to try a Thanksgiving at the family lake cabin on Loon Lake. They finally did it in the early 1990s, the first and last time at the lake.

November 21, 2010 in Features, Food

Fruci-Sacco-Perry family members horse around at a 1953 family dinner. The “horses” are Ernie Sacco and Tony Perry. The little kids, from left, are Christine Sacco, Paul Fruci, Bob Perry and Mike Sacco. In back, Janet Perry and Rich Perry.