Clay Sign Service installing a monumental and beautiful tribute ‘THE SEA IS A VITAL RESOURCE. SO IS SHE.’ on the back of 189 Main Street (above Wisdom’s Heart and the police station parking lot)
More honors planned for Angela Sanfilippo: see Gloucester Daily Times article about two big upcoming events: Sea to Supper at Mile Marker One on August 24th and the Fishing Partnership 20th Anniversary Gala at the Boston Fish Pier in September.
and Manny’s post on GMG
Fishermen’s Wives website
HarborWalk Fishermens Wives marker
Sterling Silver Charm and 18” Chain – $75
(a portion of each sale goes to the Fishermen’s Wives Association)
Designed by Rad Jewelers and sold by Rad Jewelers at 45 Main Street.
Angela Sanfilippo, President of the Fishermen’s Wives Association
On August 5, 2001, the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association (GFWA) dedicated a monument to honor the women who have been – and are – the soul of fishing communities.
As Angela Sanfilippo, GFWA president, so eloquently said at the dedication ceremony:
“The memorial serves as a testimonial to what wives, mothers, sisters, and children of fishermen of the world have endured because their men chose to be on the water. They had no choice but to stand on rock, to be on land.”
Envisioned by the wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters of Gloucester fishermen, the memorial honors not only the faith, diligence, and fortitude of the wives of fishermen and mariners everywhere but also honors all women for their unselfish contribution to the well being of their families and their communities.
Check out the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association Website for more information: http://www.gfwa.org/memorial/memorial.html