Manuel Alvarez (1934–2021) with sons Rafael and Daniel. Annual Fiesta de Chorizo in the Holy Land.
Credit: Macon Street Books
Dona Bartoli Lowrimore: A daughter of Orangeville
Family and friends recall Baltimore-born “Dona” as a devoted mother, fierce advocate for women and children and a lover of all things Italian
By Rafael Alvarez / March 24, 2019
A member of the extended Brew family, Dean Bartoli Smith, suffered a loss recently, the death of his mother from cancer at the age of 76. Another Brew-er, the writer Rafael Alvarez, offers a tribute that captures her spirit – and an earlier era in Baltimore.