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December 19, 2011

The American Delegation of Savoy Orders Announces the 2011 Honors List of Knights and Dames

Newly Invested and Promoted Knights and Dames of the Savoy Orders after the Installation Ceremony at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, December 10, 2011


The morning of Saturday, December 10, 2011, the representative of His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, Grand Master of the historic Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, presided over the installation and promotion ceremony of knights and dames in the Order of Merit of Savoy (OMS) and the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (OSSML) at the main altar of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in New York City. The honors recognized individuals in public service, medicine, the arts, music, government, business and philanthropy. He conferred honors on 17 knights and dames during the Investiture Mass in the famed Cathedral, in a memorable ceremony continuing a thousand year tradition of humanitarian service and philanthropy to aid the poor and sick.

Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy was represented by Knight Grand Cross Dr. Sergio Pellecchi, together with the Delegate Knight Grand Cross Carl J Morelli of the American Delegation of Savoy Orders.

A complete list of the 2011 Honorees bestowed as members of the Savoy Orders by His Royal Highness Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders of the House of Savoy:

Honors Presented 2011


Order of Merit of Savoy


Admitted As Dame

Ms.Gina Biancardi

Promoted To Dame Commander
Dame Larissa A. Van Duser

Admitted As Knight
Mr. Frank Marino
Nicola Tegoni, Esq.
Mr. Matt Ullian
Officer George C. White

Promoted To Officer
Officer Dr. Regnier Brandon Fradd
Commander the Honorable Pasquale Menna
Knight Rev. John W. Rick III

Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus


Admitted As Dame

Mrs. Rosalie Grecco-Golia
Catherine D. Stevenson, M.D.

Promoted To Dame Commander
Dame Gaetana Enders
Dame Commander Cristina Grassi

Admitted As Knight
Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Ambrosio
Raymond L. Benza, M.D.
Mr. Daniel J. McClory
Knight Louis M. Micolucci

Promoted To Officer
Knight Igor S. Alexandroff, Ph.D.
Officer Anthony Viscogliosi
Knight Cyril Woods

Admitted As Commander
The Hon. Joseph Golia
Mr. Mark Pigott, O.B.E.

Admitted As Knight Grand Cross
H. E. Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York

The following day, prior to the Sunday Solemn Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, in a private ceremony, the Prince’s representative presented, on behalf of the Grand Master, Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, the highest grade of the Savoy Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, that of Knight Grand Cross, to His Excellency Most Reverend Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Following the presentation ceremony, the Knights and Dames of the Savoy Orders processed with the Archbishop in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and he welcomed the members of the Savoy Orders from the altar during the cathedral ceremonies.

For more information, please view the official press release.