Nov 10

Mass and Lunch of November 2015 / Messe et banquet d’automne 2015

We met to hear Mass at the Church of Notre Dame (New York) on 8 November 2015. Mass by celebrated by Msgr. John Paddack, Chaplain of the Federation. The Consul General of France was represented by Mme. Hélène Ringot, Vice Consul. Our president Alain Dupuis was present as were Mme Françoise Cestac, Special Counsellor, Dr. Pierre VanBockstaele, his wife Isabelle and her brothers General Carlos Martinez and Eric Martinez, Paul Garabedian, Secretary of the Federation, Henri Dubarry, Treasurer, Michel Longchampt, Pierre Martinez, Color Guard, Mme. Martinez and Daniel Falgerho, 2n Vice-President, Colonel Serge Gabriel former President of the American Society of Le Souvenir Français.
Mmes. Monique Picot, Josette Jondeau, Adèle Rysavy, Madeleine Richard, Jacqueline Vanier were also in attendance.
We proceeded for lunch to La Bonne Soupe which was founded by our dear departed comrade Jean-Paul Picot whose high standards still prevail.
M. Jean Lachaud, president of the American Society of Le Souvenir Français and Lt. Col. Patrick du Tertre also of Le Souvenir Français joined us and Msgr. John Paddack pronounced the invocation.
Photo: Daniel Falgerho