Monroe & Montgomery County Honorees
Monroe County Honoree
Patricia Floyd is a retired police officer from the Rochester Police Department and has been a fixture of the Rochester community for many years. She enjoys spending time with her children and many grandchildren in her retirement.
She is an active member of the Henrietta Senior Center. As a Project Council Representative, she meets bi-monthly with the Monroe County Office for the Aging staff. Also at the center, she offers weekly computer instruction to other seniors. In addition, she performs with the Henrietta Stompers at local senior living communities. She organizes the annual Black History Celebration, a day filled with wonderful local entertainment, storytelling with song and dance.
Patricia has been volunteering most of her adult life. She started volunteering because she wanted to help out in her community and wanted to expand on her career in public service.
Quintino DiCesare has lived in Gates for 46 years, and before then he lived in Italy. His wife is Onelia, Nelly for short. He has two sons, Robert and Lorenzo. He was a welder in Italy, and when he moved to the United States he became a plumber. He is a licensed plumber and operates his own business.
Quintino has served as President of the Italian Civic League for four years. He helped coordinate the Columbus Day parade in downtown Rochester and coached soccer for the Gates – Chili Soccer League traveling for 15 years. He was President of the Gates AMITA Club for 12 years and is currently Chair of the Parish Council at St. Theodore's Catholic Church.
He has volunteered from the beginning, since he immigrated to the United States.
When he started volunteering, "he wanted to meet people and help out in his community," he said. Being friendly and socializing, making new friends, and being a role model in the community are his greatest rewards.