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.
Renata Pezzella Young
Sent: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [FraDiavolo] Re: Just joined the group!
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,
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