Palm Sunday service draws crowd to church

Mar 22, 2016 872

On Sunday, Rita Derubeis, 65, stood outside Sacred Heart Church with her friend Anna Gentile, 63, recalling growing up on the city's West Side as children who had immigrated from Settefrate, Italy.

"We went through a lot of stuff," said Derubeis, who immigrated to Stamford in 1958 when she was 7. "We had to go to Naples for blood tests to make sure we weren't sick. If you had an arrest record in Italy, you couldn't come."

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