This page was last updated 11/24/2018

In Memorium

Kevin Brady
OCTOBER 8, 1947  NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Our friend Kevin served as a lodge officer for many years and was admired by all. We will miss him profoundly.

For information on his memorial service, see:


After a successful walkathon and Pizza/Movie night in November it's time for NATALE!!

December 15th - 6:00 PM- Festa di Natale! Our annual Christmas party, with a long awaited visit from Santa, is so special and enjoyed by all members - young and old - so put this date on your calendars, and see the Newsletter section of this website for details.  


If you are missing recent lodge general membership meetings this fall, you missed some terrific events like August's peach picking and September's “Meet and Greet” Spaghetti Dinner with guest speaker, Professor Emeritus and author, Signore Carmine Vittoria, who helped us imagine is life as an Italian youngster living in the mountains off mostly palenta and an occasional loaf of bread from occupying forces during World War II. You can still purchase a copy of his book, Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso, at


Thanks to all who participated in our unit in the 2018 City of Fairfax Independence Day Parade. See photos and video of us at the links on the Photos page.


Please visit our new Facebook page: Italianheritagelodge-Fairfax.

We of Lodge 2517 are pleased to announce that our national organization, previously named "Order Sons of Italy in America," has recently been renamed "Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America." For an examination of the issue regarding the new interpretation of the original "Ordine Figli d'Italia in America" see the recent edition of Italian American magazine, a free monthly publication for members. Not a member? Please see our Membership page for information about joining us.

Watch this page for any last-minute notices. (Members receive such emails, phone calls, or texts as appropriate from our president.) Please see the Calendar page and the Newsletter page of this website for our list of scheduled activities to support our charitable and social goals, as well as our efforts to advance our own knowledge and appreciation of our Italian and Italian-American culture, as well as our efforts to promote them.

If you have any photos from Lodge activities that are appropriate for the site please send them to