SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Over 100 people sampled wine, liquor, and craft beers on Friday night at a benefit tasting for the Venitelli family.

Oak Tree Discount Wine and Liquors and the Boyle Memorial Foundation sponsored the event, which took place at the Italian-American Club on Garibaldi Avenue.  

In addition to the tasting, guests were able to take part in a trick-tray auction that night, with the winners being drawn on Saturday. 

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Event organizers included Debbie Boyle, Jen Ratti, Barbara Cochrane, and Jul McCormick-Anesh.

Joseph Venitelli, Sr. died earlier this year while waiting for a heart transplant.  He was 52 years old and left behind a wife and two young children.  Proceeds from the event go to the family to help defray medical bills and other costs.