Debra Franceschini Golf Classic was held on Monday at the Hempstead Country Club

The annual Debra Franceschini Golf Classic was held on Monday at the Hempstead Country Club with proceeds benefit the nonprofit Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism. 

This annual event was created by Robert Franceschini to honor his late wife, who passed away from colon cancer more than 10 years ago. Robert and his two sons, Robert Jr. and James, own Piccolo’s, a well-known  and popular restaurant in Mineola.

Wanting to honor Debra and to keep her memory alive, Robert created the outing to help others in need. In the past, proceeds from the event benefited Winthrop University Hospital. 

This is the first year that Robert selected another local charity as beneficiary of the proceeds from the outing. Everyone at Life’s WORC is very grateful to Robert and his family for their generous support of the Family Center for Autism. The event raised $30,000 for the group.

Life’s WORC was founded by Long Island Press publisher Victoria Schneps-Yunis.

From left to right are Caroline Pisaniello, Tina Moreno, and Marc Dombek.
Monday was perfect weather for the Debra Franceschini Golf Classic at the Hempstead Country Club.
Golfers were out in force for the event.
Robert Franceschini surrounded by his family, sons Robert (left) and James (right) with grandchildren Martino and Debbie (in stroller)
Robert Franceschini with one of his most spirited supporters and golfers, attorney Robert Walker (right) (Mineola law firm of Gallagher, Walker, Bianco Plastaras).
Robert Franceschini with two pals, supporters Walter Walsh (left) of Altice, USA, and Jim Shrayef (right) President of the Greater New York ATM Association
Sunshine and cigars after golf on the deck at Hempstead CC (Left to right) Dr. TK Ras of Woodmere, Joe Pennella of Westchester, and Majid Hafeez of West Hempstead.
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