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Joe O. (#47620718)
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Bio Photo If anybody wants information about the Orecchia and Pene family send me an email. Most of us are buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Calif.
We visit there all the time and bring flowers.

Grandfather Giuseppe Orecchia is buried at Italian Cemetery in Colma, Calif.

I've also been listing my Calcagno, Gullo and Zerbo family in Calif. Jamestown,NY and Sicily/Italy.

All of these memorials are a work in progress and I will update and add to them as my research finds more data.

I welcome any changes from family or friends that can correct anything that I might have written wrong. And send me any additional dates, times, history or places that I can add to these memorials.

Most Italians who came to the USA changed their first names to American ones. I've tried to list their correct Italian names and the names they used here in the USA.

Also in the small towns of Sicily, a family would be known by their family "nick-name". These nick-names would be used by the towns people more than the family surname. I remember hearing my mother's family being called "Mangia Creata" in Bronte. And the Zerbo family being called "Spagnolo"

Also poor Sicilians would bury their family members and "rent" the plot to save costs. Most of these plots would be rented for 20 years. If nobody paid to renew and extend the rental period the family member's remains would be removed and the plot would be rented to someone else.
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Added by Travelingal on Sep 15, 2014 7:28 AM
theresa wilson
RE: Elizabeth C. Gangi
Hope you got the corrected photo. Sorry for the mixup.
Added by theresa wilson on Aug 20, 2014 5:22 PM
Calzone photos
My pleasure!
Added by bstahl on Mar 26, 2014 10:28 AM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Joe, wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas season.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Dec 12, 2013 4:34 PM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Happy Thanksgiving, Joe
Thank you for your visits to my family memorials and for all you do here. Many blessings to you and yours.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Nov 28, 2013 7:59 AM
Daniel and Audrey Briggs
RE: Agate family links

Additions made to James Agate and Nancy Agate D'Angelo per request info sent to manager of Anthony Agates Memorial, 11/16/2013.

Dan Briggs
Added by Daniel and Audrey Briggs on Nov 16, 2013 1:41 PM
Battista Molino 44407865
Hi - I noticed your "flower" on this memorial, wondering if you would like this memorial - I am not related and always prefer, when possible, memorials to be managed by relatives (regardless of distance) and/or those who knew or knew of the person. No pressures, just thought I'd offer :) Jacquelyn
Added by ResearchRansom on Aug 03, 2013 6:32 PM
EmilyAnn Frances May
RE: Happy 4th of July, Joe
Research on the Sicilian branch (Torregrossa) is going "Molto Bene!"

I'm so proud, so very proud, of my Great Grandfather Francesco and the entire family from Resuttano. They had their own macaroni factory by the late 1890s. Now if I only had the recipe!
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Jul 06, 2013 7:55 AM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Happy 4th of July, Joe
and to your family, ancestors and future descedents, thank you for your contributions to helping make our country the great place it is. Here's to all of us from Sicilian and Italian heritage!
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Jul 05, 2013 3:53 PM
Joan Pacitti
RE: Elizabeth C. Gangi
You are welcome Joe. Anytime you need some help or a transfer, just let me know.

Added by Joan Pacitti on Jun 16, 2013 12:59 PM
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