Re: Just joined the group!
- We stayed in Formia on our first trip to Italy. It was in a
beautiful hotel on the Mediteranean Sea. Formia is a lovely town
and if you have never been there you must go!
--- In FraDiavolo@yahoogroups.com, DestinyLad@... wrote:
> I'm fairly certain that those of the Ciccone and Petrone families
of Formia settled in the New York area as the name 'Itri' was never
mentioned by either maternal grandparent, whereas, Formia was always
heard. Also, from what has appeared on our news group, it does seem
like the Ciccone family from Itri settled in the Rhode Island area.
> Not only am I related to the Formia Ciccone and Petrone families,
but also the Orlandi family of Formia which my paternal grandmother,
Maria Louisa Orlandi, belonged to. Maria married a naval officer
from either Naples or Rome, by the name of Pasquale Pezzella, my
paternal grandfather. Their son Mario was my father.
> So,iIf you're ever 'digging' around in Formia and, if by some
chance you happen to remember those names, or hear any mention of
those families, I will be forever grateful to be advised of your
> A BIG thanks for responding to my message. Your offer of
assistance is kind, generous and very much appreciated.
> My Best..
> Renata Pezzella Young
> -----Original Message-----
> From: louissaccoccio@...
> To: FraDiavolo@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 4:49 PM
> Subject: [FraDiavolo] Re: Just joined the group!
> I will look this up for you. However, I have a friend who is
> to a Marie Ciccone and my Italian language instructor is young
> named Daniella Ciccone who still has family in Itri. Her aunt and
> uncle run a market in Itri called Peppino's which I visited. She
> another uncle that runs an insurance agency in Itri. I will pass
> information to both of them. Sorry for the confusing e-mail
> but my name is Louis Saccoccio, not Louisa.
> --- In FraDiavolo@yahoogroups.com, DestinyLad@ wrote:
> > Hello...
> > My grandmother (in spirit now) came to America with sisters, at
> about 16 years of age. She was of the Ciccone family from Formia.
> > Do you have any information on: My grandmother: Elvira Ciccone
> Parisi. (married to Louis Parisi)
> > Her sister's name (my mother's aunt & my great aunt): Jennie
> Ciccone Petrone. (married to Anthony Petrone)
> > Thank you,
> > Renata Pezzella Young
> > DestinyLad@
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: gcpezza@
> > To: FraDiavolo@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 9:06 AM
> > Subject: Re: [FraDiavolo] Re: Just joined the group!
> > Joe,
> > Do you have a Domenica Capatosto married to Giochinno Pezza about
> > Greg Pezza
> > Pezza, Ciccone, Meschino, Del Bove, Capatosto
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- I know the name Alex. I will ask my aunt, Anita Saccoccio Palomba. She remembers them all.
louissaccoccio <louissaccoccio@...> wrote:His real name was also Louis Saccoccio and we used to get mixied up
with each other. His nickname was "Jacksie" and he was a firefighter
for the City of Cranston for a while. His brothers were Carl
Saccoccio and I believe Alex Saccoccio who I remember by his
nickname "Alie" or "Alie-Upe>" He also had a sister named Carol
--- In FraDiavolo@yahoogro ups.com, marie saccoccio <saccocciom@ ...>
> The names Frank and Tony are familiar. There was also someone
named "Jackson" Saccoccio that my sister and I stayed with, I think
in Providence. I think his daughter was Stephanie and wife, Josie.
I do think we are related. My grandfather had many first cousins in
Providence and Cranston.
> louissaccoccio <louissaccoccio@ ...> wrote: We could be. My
grandfather was Michele Arcangelo Saccoccio and my
> grandmother Arcangela Stamegna which is also a popular name in
> They were both born in Itri, married in 1911 and immigrated to
> Cranston (Knightsville) Rhode Island in 1912. They had 10 children
> Philip, Romulas aka Remus, Frank, Anthony, Mary, Louis, Adeline,
> Pasquale, Salvatore and John. My father was Louis and my uncle John
> is the only living survivor of the group. My cousin developed a
> family tree with the help of my father's cousin Benedetto Saccoccio
> who is now in his 80's but has returned to Itri many times. I would
> be happy to share it with anyone.
> I met a young man on-line named Rubino Saccoccio who lives in Lucca
> which is in Tuscany near Pisa but his parents still live in Itri. I
> shared the family tree with him and he recently wrote to me saying
> his mother and uncle have recognized some of the names. We are
> trying to determine if we are related. My wife and I were their
> guests for dinner when we were there. Homemade Sunday dinner at the
> Saccoccio's was great.
> One last note. You can drive around the Castle but inside the
> there are lanes or alleys which are too narrow to be called steets.
> One is Vico Saccoccio which means Saccoccio lane or alley.
> --- In FraDiavolo@yahoogro ups.com, "marie elena saccoccio"
> <saccocciom@ > wrote:
> > Louis,
> > We must be related! I am Marie Elena Saccoccio from Cambridge,
> MA. My
> > grandfather was Guiseppi Saccoccio, born in Itri, and settled in
> > Cambridge. I think he only had one brother who remained in Italy.
> > However, he had many cousins in Rhode Island. My father was Dan
> > Saccoccio. He died years ago but knew all the Rhode Island
> > --- In FraDiavolo@yahoogro ups.com, "louissaccoccio"
> > <louissaccoccio@ > wrote:
> > >
> > > I am just joining this group. My wife and I visted Itri for St
> > > Joseph's day last year. It was wonderful. For those who have
> > > been, this is a big celebration with huge barn fires in every
> > > along with live music and different food. We stayed at the Il
> > Grottone
> > > hotel and restaurant and can recommend it to anyone who has not
> > > there yet. This was our second visit to Itri. We also traveled
> > the
> > > surrounding areas including Formia, Gaeta & Sperlonga which is
> > > beautiful seaside resort area.
> > >
> Marie Elena Saccoccio
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- Hi,Paul and David Pezza are my first cousins along with their sister Beatrice. Thier mother, my Aunt Ann (Annuziata) just celebrated her 90th birthday. Raymond, Joseph, Jack, Antonio and Ann are our 2nd Cousin. Their father Jack (Giochino) was first cousin to my father and my Uncle August who was Paul, David and Bea's father. We all grew up in Knightsville. If you grew up with Paul and David then you must be around my brother Frank (Francis) and Peter's age. But we spent time in South America where I was born. We all went to St. Mary's.Greg Pezza
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My mother Elenor (Pezza) Livoli, is a daughter of Euleria Pezza that my cousin Gregory Pezza explains below. Paul and David Pezza are our first cousins, whose father, August Pezza, was a son of Euleria Pezza. Since you went to St. Mary’s School with Ray Pezza’s older brother Antonio, you may have gone to school with David and Paul’s sister, Beatrice (Pezza) Flynn.
Joe Pezza is Greg’s father, another son of Euleria Pezza. Rounding out the siblings are Mike Pezza and the late Maria (Simone) Pezza. Don’t forget, Pietro Paolo Pezza was our grandfather. A male figure was needed in the equation.
Our grandfather’s brother (I think Francesco) was the figure head in the Pezza family that started the Park Ave. Cement Block Co. Jack Pezza was his son. Jack Pezza was the father of Raymond Pezza (attorney), Antonio Pezza (President of Park Ave. Cement Block) and Joseph Pezza (orthodontist). Lou, how can you not remember Tony Pezza? Truly, unforgettable and one of a kind!!!! LOL
From: FraDiavolo@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FraDiavolo@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of louissaccoccio
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 8:06 PM
Subject: [FraDiavolo] Re: Just joined the group!
There are also many Pezza's (from Knightsvile) in Cranston, Rhode
Island. I grew up with neighborhood friends Paul Pezza and his
brother David Pezza. I also went grammer school "St Mary's School"
in Cranston, Rhode Island with a Raymond Pezza and his older brother
whose name I cannot remember.
--- In FraDiavolo@yahoogro ups.com, gcpezza@... wrote:
>Pezza was a
> There are many Ciccone's in Rhode Island. My Grandmother Euleria
> Ciccone. My Uncle Barry Ciccone and Aunt Irma (Ciccone) Delbove arefrom Itri
> and settled in Cranston, Rhode Island. As for Petrone's. I willcall my
> friend Leo Petrone also from Cranston. His father is AntonioPetrone from Formia.
> In fact that is his license plate. On a sad note, Luigi DelBove,my Aunt
> Irma's son, passed away this week at the age of 39. He and I wereworking on our
> Ciccone side.AOL now
> There is a Ciccone connection in Danbury, CT. and Brooklyn, NY.
> Talk to you later,
> Gregory Pezza
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- Gregory....In the process of looking/rereading the group for a specific message, I've just noticed that your friend Leo's father is from Formia -- that would be where my uncle 'Tony' Petrone came from. Upon arriveing in America, he first in upstate NY (Redhook) then later moved to the Queens, New York area where the family remained till he passed away. His wife's maiden name was 'Jennie' Ciccone - they had four daughters and 2 sons.Jennie Ciccone and my grandmother, Elvira Ciccone (both also from Formia) were sisters.I'm wondering if Leo's father (Antonio Petrone) and my uncle (Anthony Petrone) could be cousins. Also, it's VERY possible that either or, or both the Danbury, CT & Brooklyn, NY Ciccones are connected to my Queens, NY relatives....I was born in Brooklyn and we often spent summers at a lake just 20 minutes from Danbury, CT.Any info will be greatly appreciated.Many Thanks,Renata Pezzella Young
Sent: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [FraDiavolo] Re: Just joined the group!
Hi,There are many Ciccone's in Rhode Island. My Grandmother Euleria Pezza was a Ciccone. My Uncle Barry Ciccone and Aunt Irma (Ciccone) Delbove are from Itri and settled in Cranston, Rhode Island. As for Petrone's. I will call my friend Leo Petrone also from Cranston. His father is Antonio Petrone from Formia. In fact that is his license plate. On a sad note, Luigi DelBove, my Aunt Irma's son, passed away this week at the age of 39. He and I were working on our Ciccone side.There is a Ciccone connection in Danbury, CT. and Brooklyn, NY.Talk to you later,Gregory Pezza
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