Ellsworth Historical Society annual meeting scheduled May 17

ELLSWORTH — On the 100th anniversary of the marriage of legendary Ellsworth businesswoman Assunta Luchini to Tullio Boyer, her granddaughter, Gina Luchini Fuller, will be presenting the story of the family and its successful, iconic Ellsworth business as part of the Ellsworth Historical Society’s 2021 annual meeting.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. It will be held online via Zoom.

Assunta Luchini, the proprietor of a Main Street grocery store and restaurant and a presence in real estate, was considered one of the most outstanding businesspersons — male or female — in Maine from the 1920s through the 1940s. Her achievement is made the more spectacular because she was widowed at age 31 with three young children, the family business to run and able to speak little English.

Gina Luchini Fuller, a retired math teacher, problem solver, amateur genealogist, world traveler and quilter of fabric, will lead participants in tales about Ellsworth, connecting pieces of her history in Ellsworth as well as in the world. She will present a couple of mysteries from Ellsworth and Bar Harbor as she shares her tales of Garibaldi, two Assunta Rigalis, Tullio Boyer, bowling and how it took a village to form her tales.

All are welcome to attend this meeting (the business of the society’s annual meeting will follow the presentation). Registration for the Zoom event is required. To register, follow this link: https://www.ellsworthhistory.org/events or email the society president at [email protected]

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