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Woodbury, Connecticut

Frank A. DeLessio Scholarship

Established January 2016

Established by the Mimi DeLessio-Matta

This scholarship is in memory of Frank A. DeLessio (Nov. 1, 1943-Nov. 8, 2001) who lead his family by example.

He was a scholar athlete in high school winning the prestigious IronMan Award at Don Bosco High School and was the state champion in NJ for Hurdles in 1961.  He competed in Division 1 track and soccer at St Francis University of Pa and graduated with a BS in Psychology in 1966, and a Masters in Psychology in 1968 from Seton Hall University. He loved children and was an advocate for children with special needs and troubled youths. 

Frank raised his family in Hyde Park, NY.  Up until his untimely death he was a devout member of his Catholic church and an active community volunteer.  He served on the Hyde Park Central School District Board of Education for 8 years and was the President for four of those years.  He loved athletics and coached all his children during their childhood. 

He inspired his children to be good citizens and to always help their fellow neighbors, so it is in this scholarship that his work can be continued.

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