Joann Bagliere was born in Jersey City, NJ, to a mother from Molise and a Sicilian-American father. Her first trip to Italy was as a child in 1959, to visit with her maternal grandparents and extended family in Montemitro, Campobasso, Molise. This trip included a whirlwind tour of “the boot.” She returned for a summer study in Rome while in college, sealing her love for all things Italian. Joann graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature, and received a Master of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While teaching at Georgian Court College (now Georgian Court University) in Lakewood, NJ, Joann continued graduate studies at Fordham University and, after marrying Joseph Novello and relocating to Maryland, at the University of Maryland. She left her studies to raise her family of four. Joann returned to work as director of a pre-school, and is for several years as a teacher at the school. Now in retirement, her greatest joy is being Nonna to her six grandchildren, ranging in age from 21/2 to 8 years of age. Her hobbies include cooking and baking, reading, and traveling, particularly two visits to Italy in the last year.
- Annual Washington Winemakers Winetasting EventSun Mar 25 2018, 1:15pm EDT - 4:15pm EDTCasa Italiana
- The Annapolis Sons of Italy Lodge Presents "The Fabulous Hubcaps"Sat Apr 14 2018, 7:30pm EDT - 11:00pm EDTThe Byzantine Banquet Center @ Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
- AMHS General Society MeetingSun Apr 15 2018, 1:00pm EDT - 4:00pm EDTCarmine's Restaurant
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