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Honors for Liberty photo man

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Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:30 am

The Richmond Hill South Civic Association presented a shower of honors on Tuesday to Michael Matarazzo, who has owned his Liberty 1 Hour Photo shop at 115-07 Liberty Ave. for 24 years.

A Richmond Hill native, Matarazzo is known for his involvement in the Liberty Avenue Development Corp. and for helping organize the Liberty Avenue street fairs. He has also donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association as well as New York Families for Autistic Children. He also takes graduation pictures for Ms. Marie’s Children’s Hour and the St. Mary Gate of Heaven pre-Kindergarten program.

Matarazzo received honors from Borough President Helen Marshall, Councilman Eric Ulrich and Assembly members Michael Miller and Michele Titus. The RHSCA gave Matarazzo a desk clock as a gift.

Joining Matarazzo at the presentation of awards are Katherine Coyne, left, and Lee Condra, both RHSCA board members; Debbie Lou Gurrea and Devika Ramnath, employees at Liberty 1 Hour Photo; Margaret Finnerty, the RHSCA president and Elena Carruba, an RHSCA board member.

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