Elizabeth Coffaro, president of the Rosary Society at Sts. Simon and Jude Church in Gravesend, said Christmas at the parish will be extra special this year, thanks to Maimonides Health, which is donating money to her church and others to make the holidays brighter.
Lorraine Vaccari, who recently turned 100, has immense joy from the accomplishments of her five children, including two priests — Msgr. Peter and Msgr. Andrew Vaccari. But all the Vaccaris exude modesty. According to them, their successes come from hard work, discipline, and a profound devotion to God.