Sunday, July 20, 2008


L'Ordine Figli d'Italia in America

The Order of the Sons of Italy in America

Spearheaded by three Italian gentlemen, Giovanni Marvino, Rinaldo Jalabella and Hugo Di Giantomasso, the America Lodge had its inception on November 29, 1931 in the community of Montebello, California.

Although research into the lodge's history is a work in progress, veteran members relate that from its inception, the lodge thrived well over the years but diminished in membership with the approach of the nineties. By 1996, Annette Zappia and Connie Funare led the move of the lodge to La Habra, California where its membership has grown to well over a hundred and continues to flourish.