Walk of Honor Recognition To The
Mannara Family and Bob Felasco
An induction ceremony followed the
fourth annual Columbus Day Parade, October 9, 2006, naming five
honorees to the NorthSide Walk of Honor. Among the names added
this year are North High Alumni, the Mannara Family and Robert “Bob”
Felasco. Their names will be inscribed on plaques prominently
placed in the North Salina Street area now referred to as “Little
The Mannara Family is deeply rooted in the lore of the
Northside and North High School communities. They are a fine
representation of the proud, early immigrant families that settled
here, determined to make a better place for themselves and their
children. In ordinary manner they influenced others by example and
The Mannara boys, Joe ’44, Tom ’48 and
Lou ’50 were outstanding athletes and played important roles on
North High’s championship basketball and baseball teams.
Joe was a coach at St. Anthony’s and
C.B.A., Tom went on to play in the Dodger Organization and Lou
enjoyed a great teaching career. All were active in the City
Recreation athletic program as players, coaches and officials.
The girls, Eleanor, Caroline, Rose’42, Maryann ’52,
Loretta ’56 and Susan’59 contributed their talents to a variety of
school, church, community organizations and activities.
The Reverend Fred, current pastor of Holy Rosary Parish,
and a C.B.A. graduate is also a distinguished athlete. More
importantly, he is a spiritual leader, a strong advocate for the
needs of his parish and a model priest in the Syracuse Diocese.
The Mannara family’s dedication to
community service, their loyalty, strong family values, love of
county and family, was shared humbly and quietly and it did not go
We Windy Hillers, your old friends, neighbors, and high school mates
proudly extend our congratulations and best wishes