The intersection of Bellevue Street and Kane Street was designated a Hero Square for Victor M. Gemelli.
Victor M. Gemelli United States Army 17 March 1905 – 21 October 1944 Victor M. Gemelli was born on March 17, 1905 in Boston MA. As a resident of Dorchester. Victor was inducted into the United States Army on February 20, 1941 and began active duty that same day, Victor served as Sergeant with the Army. On October 21, 1944 Victor Gemelli was killed in action in Germany. For the heroism displayed in his service to our country, Victor was awarded the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Purple Heart. Victor was survived by his parents John and Angeline Gemelli who are residents of Dorchester.
Victor Gemelli enlisted in the Army in 1941 at the age of 35. Before that, he was living at 44 Bellevue St., a few steps from “his” square, and was working at a market in Cambridge. Gemelli served in North Africa, Sicily, England, and Germany, where he was killed while clearing landmines in 1944.