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Little Italy in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Loving Memory

John A. Pica, 1924 - 2002 and Antoinette Pellegrini Pica, 1928 - 1988

 
 
In Loving Memory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 11, 2020
1. In Loving Memory Marker
Inscription.  
John A. Pica, 1924 - 2002, served his country in World War II, son of Antonio and Maria Grasso Pica; devoted brother to Francesco Pica, Marie Gaise, Josephine Nocar and Grace Licata; father of State Senator John A. Pica, Jr. and Maria. John Pica, Sr. was a member of the Baltimore City Council.

John Pica fought courageously for the United States and his beloved neighborhood of Little Italy in Monte Cassino and Anzio, Italy and North Africa. "Johnny" Pica was awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Bronze Star for Valor and Heroic Achievement, the Combat Infantry Badge for Active Engagement in Ground Combat, Two Purple Hearts for twice Wounded in Action and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Maryland Roll of Honor and recognized as Soldier of the Month by the Baltimore Sun. His medals are dedicated to Saint Leo's Church in Honor of all the great Men and Women who served America in the Armed Services.

Antoinette Pellegrini Pica, 1928 - 1988, wife of John Pica for 40 years; President of The American Committee on Italian Immigration; daughter of
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Pasquale and Ninetta DiBona Pellegrini; loving sister to Carmella Verdecchia, Donata Bavato, Anna Pellegrini, Biagina Bucci, Mary Shanahan, John Pellegrini, Nicholas Pellegrini, Anthony Pellegrini and Frank Pellegrini. Antoinette Pellegrini was active in Italian American and other civic causes. She received the Mayor's Award of Volunteerism from Mayor William Donald Schaefer.
 
Erected by St. Leo the Greater Catholic Church.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 39° 17.238′ N, 76° 36.061′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Little Italy. Memorial is at the intersection of South Exeter Street and Stiles Street, on the left when traveling south on South Exeter Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 225 S Exeter St, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); St. Leo's Memorial Plaque (here, next to this marker); World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); St. Leo's Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); St. Leo The Great Church
St. Leo's Veterans Memorial Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 16, 2019
2. St. Leo's Veterans Memorial Display
(a few steps from this marker); Pente, Lancelotta and Nagle Family (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pente Family (about 400 feet away); 240 High Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 11, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on January 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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