Three Named To Queen’s New Years Honours

December 28, 2012

Her Majesty the Queen has recognized Elder Kevin Santucci, Lynn Wilson and Giorgio Zanol in her New Years Honours List 2013. Lindo’s owner Giorgio Zanol was honoured for his charitable contributions and advocacy in the community, Elder Kevin Santucci for his outstanding social and religious service, and Lynn Wilson for her 20 plus years of volunteer service in the community.

 From left to right: Giorgio Zanol, Lynn Wilson and Elder Kevin Santucci

Member of the British Empire: Giorgio Zanol

Mr. Giorgio Zanol MBE – for his charitable contributions and advocacy in the community. Born in Italy, Mr. Zanol came to Bermuda in the mid 1960s, and for more than 40 years, Giorgio Zanol has built a successful business – the Lindo’s Group of Companies.

His charitable contributions are widely known in Bermuda, having devoted his attention to many philanthropic causes, with many organisations benefitting from his efforts, including the Bermuda Diabetes Association, the Lions Club of Bermuda, Rotary International, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and the CedarBridge Academy and the Devonshire Colts to name a few.

Mr. Zanol is also passionate about health and fitness, and it’s through his sporting pursuits such as marathon running that he has managed to raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Bermuda Diabetes Association. One of Georgio Zanol’s greatest traits is his humility, and he has dedicated his life to helping many around him.

Mr. Zanol is passionate about giving back to the community and is committed to sustainability. In recent years, he introduced reusable green grocery bags in his stores, and also paved the way in alternate energy production with the installation of solar panels on the roof of his store in Devonshire.

Queen’s Certificates and Badges of Honour: Elder Kevin John Tyron Santucci

For his outstanding social and religious service. Elder Santucci is well known throughout the community for his dedication to social needs, his Christian involvement, his musical talents and the giving of his time as a volunteer. Mr. Santucci performs a variety of services both locally and internationally.

As an Evangelist, he regularly teaches and holds Christian based seminars; he has preached, taught, baptized and shared his singing talents throughout many parts of the world. He is well known for his community work in the US, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.

He is a long serving member of the Bermudian Parks Commission and in late 2012, he was appointed as the Chaplin/Spiritual Advisor to the Corporation of Hamilton. Mr. Santucci is a long serving member and now chairman of the Warwick Parish Council, which owns and operates the Lorraine Seniors Home. Elder Santucci is also the Chaplin for Bermuda’s three prisons.

Queen’s Certificates and Badges of Honour: Lynn Yvette Wilson

For her years of volunteer service in the community – For more than 20 years, Lynn Wilson has dedicated her life to volunteering her time and energy to the patients at the KEMH VII Continuing Care Unit. Mrs. Wilson is seen as an invaluable member of the Continuing Care Unit and has touched countless lives with her care and dedication.

Ms Wilson is also a long serving member of the St. Monica’s Guild and currently serves as its president. The role of the Guild is provide assistance to the church in fund raising, visitation of the sick, and assisting with various community activities. And recently, Mrs. Wilson was instrumental in founding the St. Monica’s Community Feeding Programme.

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  1. Denyse Evans says:

    Congrats to my brother-in-law Kevin and the other recipients

  2. Soooooo says:

    Congrats…. Couldn’t think of a better trio!!!!!!

  3. Reality Check says:

    Congratulations to all three worthy recipients. But where are the others? Were we restricted to just three awards this year? I believe this is the lowest number of Bermudians ever recognized during the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List. Please tell me there are more to come – or did someone drop the ball because of the election campaign? I could name dozens more people who have greatly contributed to our community in so many ways.

  4. Franni says:

    Congratulations to all, but esp Mrs. Wilson! She is a lovely Christian woman. A great role model to us in church. Wonderful news for all of you and your loved ones.

  5. Well I have only one thing to say were off to Bukingham palace and I dont have a clue to what to wear but I am sure I can find something down in the dungen.

    Giorgio, Mrs Wilson and the great Chaplian Rev.Elder Kevin, congradulations to you all and well deserved for the service that all three have given to this community and country.

    Kevin I would especially like to say publicly as many doors down through the years were shut in your face,you still gave of yourself and no matter what, you gave of your time and resources very tirelessly and without have earned every ounce of reconition and in all honesty I wish your wife Karon had been choosen along side of you as the years that she has endured the hours that no one else gets to see but she had to endure and still does to this day.

    God has smile down on you and so does Clarence and Grace Santucci(Dad&Mom)Glady’s Saunders and Novina Santucci(sisters).

  6. Scorpio Smith says:

    Congratulations to all recipients. Oh my dear departed Daddy would’ve been so proud of Georgio!

  7. Paradise Reclaimed says:

    Giorgio is amazing!!! I’m sure the others must be if they’re in his company. Congrats all!

  8. Concerned Bermudian says:

    Congratulations to the recipients. Thank you for your dedication and commitment.

  9. nicky gurret says:

    Congratulations to all three of the worthy recipients.

  10. Joan Aspinall says:

    Congratulations, Giorgio! I was right. You are the keeper of White Sparrows and Angels who bring happiness to sick children. An incredible honour for an incredible man, accompanied by others of likewise stature.
    Congratulations to all.

  11. Guess Who says:

    The name is Lindo’s. It has been around for a long time. Too bad the whole family who built onto an already successful business did not make it on the honor’s list. Mr. and Mrs. Lindo and their three daughters, husbands and their children. Wonderful Lindo family. They are the reason I shop at Lindo’s. Marilyn (Georgio), Cassie (Will) and Sharon(Jimmy).

  12. we're so proud says:

    Congratulations to all. We’re so happy for you mommy, this is so well deserve and hopefully will bring a little happiness to your other “children” who are currently in mourning.

  13. TTR says:

    Well deserved, all three! Congrats n God bless you all continuously!

  14. WTF says:

    Congratulations to all three recipients. And thank you for your dedicated service to the community.

  15. devrae noel-simmons says:

    Congratulations for All 3 recipients! U r all what we as a community and myself should strive to be.
    Thank you for all your time and dedication.

  16. Rock Watcher says:

    @Guess Who, the awards are given for more than one accomplishment, Giorgio has run thousands of miles raising money for the various charities! I Certainly his honor naturally falls on the whole Lindo Family, and they are an extraordinary family!! What a terrific legacy. Congratulations to all recipients for your selfless service to Bermuda and our People!

  17. Nicky says:

    Congratulations Elder Kevin Santucci!