St. Henry Council 8860 of the Knights of Columbus in Rogersville honored the Marcelo family as family of the quarter July 26 after Mass at St. Henry Church.
Each quarter, the council recognizes a family for their tight-knit commitment, attendance at Mass, significant contribution to the parish and church community, and how they serve as a model for others.
The Marcelos arrived in the United States more than 60 years ago, and in 1989 relocated to Rogersville and practiced medicine with the Rural Health Consortium for approximately 20 years. Overall, they practiced medicine some 54 years since they came to the United States in 1957.
Drs. Bernardino and Josefina Marcelo have three children, Bernardino, Remedios, and Raymundo; and seven grandchildren, Megan, Brie, Cassandra, Domingo, Raymundo Jr, Morgan, and Angelo.
Dr. Josefina serves as the church cantor, and Dr. Bernardino is a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he has been active for more than 64 years. At 92, Dr. Bernardino is one of the council’s oldest brothers, and he supports virtually every event the council hosts. Dr. Josie served in both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army as a medical doctor, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel and serving during both Desert Storm and Desert Shield.