Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FriDAy, MAy 19, 2023 A Legendary Saugus Craftsman C Visitors at Saugus Historical Society learn about the life and work of the late Carmine Moschella from his daughter By Laura Eisener arla Moschella, daughter of the late Carmine Moschella, presented a program about the life and work of her late father to a Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 full house at 30 Main St. for the Saugus Historical Society’s May meeting. All available chairs were used for the crowd of people who turned up to hear the story of a man who contributed so many hand-carved items of furniture to the town and also endowed fine woodworking skills to many citizens of the town, young and old, for many decades. Almost everyone in town knew of him either because they were students when he taught shop at the high school, or because they attended some of his renowned chair caning and furniture refinishing classes as part of the adult education program at the school. One piece readily recognized by most people in town is the honor roll beside Town Hall, listing the names of Saugus soldiers in World War I. Among his other projects were the display cases inside the hall, the selectmen’s desks and the sign that for so long stood outside the high school before the recent building. Our 50th Anniversary Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! Chris 2023 * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! SPECIAL SALE! TRAVEL HUMIDORS & ALL BONGS! ALL MAJOR BRANDS Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes CIGAR SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 Handmade Cigars - (incl. a Cohiba) $43.95 NEW STORE HOURS: Mon. - Sat.: 9AM - 7PM Sunday & Holidays: 9AM - 6PM A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 --------HUMIDORS ON SALE! STARTING AT $99. COMPLETE! --------Carla Moschella showed many examples of her late dad’s (Carmine Moschella) woodworking art at the May meeting of Saugus Historical Society. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate by Laura Eisener) Carmine Moschella grew up in Revere but moved his young family to Saugus. He learned his craft working at a high-end furniture company, the Joseph Gerte Furniture Company. Furniture from this company featured fine mahogany and frequently used the complex grain patterns of burlwood. The furniture included decorative details and stains that highlighted the wood grain. He made most of the furniture in his family’s home. He earned two master’s degrees from Salem State College and taught at Saugus High School for 37 years beTOWN MEETING | FROM PAGE 2 Vasapolli and other officials say it is also a bit unusual to continue discussion late into the night during any given session. “It very rarely goes to midnight,” Selectman Corinne Riley said. “I know that Town Meeting wanted to finish up the article before the end of the meeting. ginning in 1956, where he served as Industrial Arts Coordinator from 1969 to 1971 and Vice Principal from 1971 to his retirement. After his retirement in 1993, he served on the Saugus School Committee and was made chairman in his second term. He was a Town Meeting member for 20 years. He was a Saugus Senior Center Board of Directors member for 25 years and Saugus Lions Club member for 55 years. In 2004, he was Man of the Year. Moschella’s legacy lives on in the many fine pieces in and around public buildings, and in the memories and skills of those who took his classes. I was very glad that the motion made by a town meeting member from Precinct 10 was defeated to have the zoning change article postponed indefinitely,” Riley said. “Having served on the Cliftondale Revitalization Committee, living in the Cliftondale area my whole life, I was hoping the article passed to TOWN MEETING | SEE PAGE 6 Carmine Moschella is shown in his workshop at Saugus High School in 2018. (Saugus Advocate file photo by Mark E. Vogler)

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