Re: [FraDiavolo] Formia
- Hi Domenic,
Didn't know that Itri was close to Formia -- it's very very possible that we
could be related, as my grandmother's name was Elvira Ciccone, and since the
towns are so close, it's also possible that parts of the Ciccone family lived
in nearby towns.
My grandparents married in America, and during the time of the births of
their children, they lived in Hollis, New York (a suburb of Queens, which is one
of the 5 boroughs of New York City.
They then moved to a small town (Cairo) in upstate NY where they resided
until their respective deaths.
My mom (a Parisi) was 1st generation Italian/American - my father (a
Pezzella) was born in Formia, went to the university in Naples, became an engineer and
officer in the Italian Merchant Marines, before emigrating to America.
I was born in Brooklyn (another of the 5 boroughs of NY) - lived in various
areas of the State of New York until moving to California in the early 70's.
But, no matter where I am, I am never far from my Italian roots - and darn
proud of them!!Regards,
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