Tell us about yourself (name, education, work experience, hobbies, etc.)
My name is Anthony Romano, retired Bloomfield Police Officer. I attended college, but unfortunately left before obtaining my degree. I served in the U.S Army from 1971 – 1973. My twin brother was in Vietnam at the time which kept me out of the war. After training in the states and Frankfort, Germany I was assigned to an Air Force missile base in Vicenza. Italy for eleven months. I like motorcycles and fine dining with my family and friends.
Tell us about your Italian Ancestry.
My mother was born and raised in Boiano, Italy, a town in the province of Campobasso in Southern Italy. My father was born in Bound Brook, New Jersey. His family returned to Italy when he was a baby. Ironically, he was an American Citizen before he knew how to speak English😊 From what I remember my parents moved back to the states in 1946.
How did you hear about / get involved with UNICO, how long have you been a member?
I heard about UNICO from my friend Mike Sisco. I joined the Bloomfield Chapter in September 2013.
How do you participate in promoting Service above Self?
I enjoy volunteering my time to help other people. In practice, Service above Self means not being self-serving.
What do you like most about our chapter?
The desire and drive to help those which are less fortunate than ourselves.
Tell us about your favorite memory since you’ve been a member of UNICO.
Attending the Holiday Party for Special Need young adults.