President's Message


Welcome to the Nutley Chapter of UNICO National! 

UNICO, which means “unique” in Italian, only begins to describe who we are and what we do. “Service above Self” is our mantra.  Our mission is to promote the image of Italian Americans along with Italian heritage and culture by supporting educational, charitable, scientific, cultural, and literary projects.  

The Nutley Chapter was formed in 1959 by a group of Italian-Americans who wished to preserve and promote their Italian heritage. Today, we’ve grown significantly in number endorsing our culture and influencing educational opportunities for Nutley students of Italian descent by awarding more than $30,000 in scholarships annually. Wine-making, bocce tournaments, golf outings, group travel, Christmas Eve in July, Breakfast with Santa are a few ways we earn funds to support our charities. 

In October 2019, Nutley UNICO will celebrate it's 60th Anniversary as a local chapter. The preceding year brought back to the podium many of our past presidents to remind us of all the special things we’ve done throughout the years.

We invite you to join us and share your memories about growing up Italian in America!!!


Lorraine Bini Kucinski

2019-2020 executive committee


Lorraine Bini Kucinski

1st Vice President

Vito Matturro

2nd Vice President

Daniel A. Carnicella

3rd Vice President

Danielle Ferrara Manganello


Catherine Marucci


Vito Scarpelli

Sergeant at Arms

Anthony "JR" Mascolo

Members at Large

Anthony Biondi, Jr.

Leonard Guglielmello

Pasquale Pisani