SHELTON, Conn. -- The Shelton Republican Town Committee will hold its annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, April 16, at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St. in Shelton.
Shelton resident Joseph DeFilippo will be presented with the Gov. John Davis Lodge Award in recognition of his many years of service to the City of Shelton and Shelton’s Republican Town Committee.
The award has been given annually since 1987 to recognize those who shared John Davis Lodge’s dedication to public service and the ideals America represents.
State Representative Themis Klarides is guest speaker.
DeFilippo has been a life-long Shelton resident, born in Shelton in 1926, one of seven children. He attended Shelton public schools and enlisted in the Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific. After the service, DeFilippo was hired by Sikorsky Aircraft and was employed there for 35 years, retiring as a foreman. Following his retirement, he served as a sheriff at the Bridgeport Court House for a number of years. DeFilippo and his wife, the former Irene Plaskon, were married for 62 years. She died in January. Their children are Gary and Diana and their grandchildren are Gary, Jr., Christina, Erica and Thomas.
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