Tuesday June 19, 2012

Thank you to Brian Sullivan for writing such a beautiful, and well-deserved, article June 17 on the Culpo family of Pittsfield.

It really was wonderful to watch as Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss USA. I had tears in my eyes just thinking of how happy and proud the family was at that moment. I can only imagine how much work and dedication went into Olivia's success.

And, as the article describes, it is a work ethic that has run through all of the family's endeavors and is best exemplified by the life of Madeline Cantarella Culpo, a woman who has given so much to her family and to her community. MARY GIANNONE TALMI

Pittsfield