Visone loved sports, especially hockey and former Boston Bruin Sergei Samsonov became one of his friends. Visone enjoyed working at Hannaford’s Supermarket and used to save his money to build up his collection of jerseys of pro teams and players with hockey always a favorite. He always had a good time at the benefit, and his family and friends have continued to hold it each year to make a sizable donation to Mass General Huntington’s Disease research to help find a cure.
Tickets are $25 per person and business sponsorship is welcome ads will be put in a program book). Peabody Youth Hockey and baseball along with Peabody High lacrosse and hockey are supporters. There will be a live auction with John Fiore as auctioneer, a silent auction with some great prizes, a crafts table with handmade children’s items, food, cash bar, and music by the Five Hole Blues Band.
Tickets can be purchased by calling John or Ellen at 978-535-9950 or Gayle at 978-535-6811.
Jean DePlacido is a correspondent for The Salem News. You can contact her at JMDeplacido@aol.com.