|Joe Orecchia (#47620718)|
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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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|EmilyAnn Frances May||Greetings|
Joe, wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas season.
|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.
|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.
|ResearchRansom||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
|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!
|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!
|Joan Pacitti||RE: Elizabeth C. Gangi|
You are welcome Joe. Anytime you need some help or a transfer, just let me know.
|EmilyAnn Frances May||Father's Day Greetings|
Joe, I pray you and your family have many happy and loving memories today of fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers.
|Susan Wojtowicz||RE: Felicia Minio Grave Photo|
You're very welcome.
|Robert Casa||RE: Great Memorial|
Wow, thank you very much. Your praise means a lot to me. I am glad my Great Grandfather Felice Lorusso's memorial touched you. Isn't it amazing what our ancestors did just to get here? And we complain about our commute to work!
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