Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

May 9, 2013

Town Talk


The Andover Townsman

---- — A sweet tooth for One Fund Boston

Call it “Cannolis for a Cause.”

On Saturday, May 11, Nina (Fisichelli) Gaffny, owner of Fisichelli’s Bakery in downtown Andover as well as in Lawrence, is devoting 100 percent of the proceeds from her sales to The One Fund, set up to help those most grievously injured during the Boston Marathon bombings.

“It was horrific, and any of us could have been there,” Gaffny said. “Our kids or friends could have been there.”

She hopes that people will visit either the Andover store at 46 Main St. or her Lawrence bakery at 55 Union St., where they can make a donation and get something in return.

“Instead of sending donations or money, customers can buy a cannoli, and they are giving to an important cause,” she said.

The bakery, which sells a wide variety of confections, will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Smile wide for the cause, too

The dental team in Dr. Francis McCarthy’s office at 15 Central St. in Andover donated four hours of dentistry on April 29 to a fund for Marathon victim Marc Fucarile. Staff members went without pay for the four hours, and all of the income from dentistry services performed during that time went to the fund to help cover Fucarile’s expenses.

Fucarile, of Stoneham, is the nephew of Dr. Rosalie Gallo, a dentist in the office. He lost a leg and 50 percent of his body was burned in the explosions.