Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Monday, February 19, 2018

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Angela and Tommaso Caruso sit with their grandson, first-grader Antonio Cuda of Rocky Hill, during Grandparents Day April 24 at Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield.

“It’s nice to be with the grandkids and spend a little bit of time together,” said Mr. Caruso, a retired bricklayer.

Eileen Sampiere, principal, said 368 grandparents attended this third annual event.

“We feel that the grandparents are a big part of the students’ lives,” she said.

Maria Maynard, deputy superintendent of Catholic schools and a former teacher at Corpus Christi, visited her two grandsons who attend the school, sixth-grader Luke and eighth-grader Tyler.

“Luke’s classroom was doing a fabulous interactive technology piece on literature. I was very impressed. Then I went to the eighth grade and they were doing a fabulous Bible study,” she said.

Albert Seeley of Glastonbury was visiting his second-grade grandson, Anthony Corraccio.

“It builds character for them when they have love and support from the grandparents and people they love,” he said of the event. (Photo by Jack Sheedy)