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Memorable Manitobans: Silvio Jack DiCosimo (1908-1960)

Boxer, restauranteur.

Born in Winnipeg, he boxed professionally as a youth. He later founded DiCosimo’s Chicken Inn in 1942, one of the first fast-food restaurants in the city and an important youth hangout. He was an active Catholic layman.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 5 March 2008

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