Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President Matthew Meade announced attorney Joseph Dessoye will be toastmaster when the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick gather Tuesday, March 17, for the 106th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet. The event will feature Jimmy Cefalo as guest speaker.
Joseph A. Dessoye was born in Pittston, son of Joseph and Rosemary Dessoye. He grew up on Main Street in the Junction section of Pittston and Maple Lane in the Bone Development. He currently resides in the Back Mountain with his wife Elizabeth and their two sons, Joseph (J.D.), 6, and Luke, 4. His mother-in-law and father-in-law are Joseph and Marie Marranca of West Pittston.
Dessoye is a 1998 graduate of Pittston Area High School, a 2002 graduate of Penn State University, Main Campus and a 2005 graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Lansing Michigan. He has been practicing law for 15 years in Greater Pittston. His office is located in the Sciandra Law Building at 159 S. Main St. Pittston. He specializes in real estate, estate law and DUI defense. He formerly was the senior law clerk to Judge Joseph Augello, and was an attorney with Terrana Law, P.C., Kingston and Phelan and Hallinan, LLP, Philadelphia.
He is a member of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Luzerne County Law and Library Association, Knights of Columbus, Italian American Citizens Club, and the Polish American Citizens Club.
During the banquet, the club will honor Kevin O’Brien as man of the year, Art Owens as The Francis Swingle Award winner, and Judge Fred Pierontoni as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and may be purchased from any active member of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
The club also will sponsor the third annual women’s breakfast Sunday March 15. The event is $28 and will be held at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Tickets can be purchased through Joe Long at 570-407-2903 or Matthew Meade at 570-2327-2240.