St. Mary’s Spaghetti Suppers

During the ’30s and ’40s members of the Catholic church would put on an annual spaghetti and meatball supper.  I seem to recall that is was 50 cents for all you could eat, and it was GOOD!

The event was always held in St. Mary’s Hall which, as I remember, was upstairs in Frank McGuire’s rather large garage on Seabreeze Avenue.  There were many Italian families in Stonington, and the women were invariably great cooks.  You always knew when there was going to be a spaghetti dinner because downtown smelled of spaghetti, tomato sauce, and meatballs.  I get hungry just thinking about it !!


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