The first Feast was held without statues of the Saints. The following individuals were the initial members of the Men's Society. They are credited for sending to Italy for our statues of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Each member donated equally toward the total cost of $265 for the statues and $90 for the cabinet in which they would be kept. The Statues arrived in crates which were opened in the home of Cosmo Pennacchio on Porter Street in East Cambridge. The original agreements of the Committee were drawn and registered by the Law Office of Joseph Cherubino, 129 Fifth Street, East Cambridge, MA, on August 6th, 1927. The Men's Society eventually accepted additional members and held meetings separately from the Women's Society until 1993 when it melded together with the Women's Society.
(who passed away on January 2, 1927 and was succeeded by his wife Marianna)
The following individuals were the founders and initial members of the Women's Society. They organized on July 5th, 1937, under the name of "Associazione Cattolica Femminile, S.S. Cosmo e Damiano, di Cambridge, e Somerville, Massachusetts". They were led by Marietta Colarutolo and they met at the Columbus Association, a local social club located at 48 Warren Street, East Cambridge, MA. The group formally registered itself with the State of Massachusetts on June 2nd, 1938. The Society, again led by Marietta Colaruotolo, purchased a parcel of land located at 17 Porter Street, East Cambridge, MA, in April of 1948. The condemned house which occupied the land was demolished by Gaetano Amendola and Giuseppe Gallena, and the existing chapel was built to house the Saints.