Welcome Bill-my great grandmother (born in Itri)was Mary Paparelli (b.
1902). Her father was Antonio Paparelli (b. 1878), and mother
Giovanina DeSimone (b. 1883). I'm fairly certain the name variation
happened when they came to America about 1913. They ended up settling
in Northwestern PA. I don't know too much more than that on that side
of the family-but I'm sure there's a connection somewhere!
--- In FraDiavolo@yahoogroups.com, "kcmocap" <bcapotosto@...> wrote:
> my name is Bill Capotosto. I've corresponded with Linda in the past
> so she already knows how little I know. my parents and grandparents
> died long before we knew enough to ask them good questions. I'm going
> to owe my company half a day's vacation because I've spent it reading
> through your posts but they were too interesting not to keep going.
> my father's parents were from Itri, Paolo Capotosto (b. 03/01/1873)
> and Marie (Marietta) Paparello (b. 09/08/1886). his parents were
> Salvatore Capotosto and Alessandra Manzi (or Manzo). her parents were
> Francesco Paparello (b. c1854?) and Ma Rosaria Capotosto (b. c1868?).
> and there may be Ruggieres or Ruggieros in there somewhere, too.
> pleased to meet you all.