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I am looking for any information on my family who were born in Furci Italy. My grandfathers name was Stephen Argentieri. He was born in Furci Italy. So was his wife Martha. They had two children in Furci: Lucia, Alessandro then according to the Elis Island passenger research they came to America around 1906. They lived in Hornell, NY and had 10 more children, on of which is my mom. She is 87 and lives with me. I would love to hear about Furci, see pictures are perhaps find a relative!!!!
Thank you,
Jean Witherell
dansville, NY USA

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My Grandparents, Giacinta Chiacco & Herminio Grimm DePanicis were from Mosciano Sant'Angelo. Grandpa came to the US in 1914 and Grandma arrived in 1919 along with their 5 yr old son Eugenio. Looking for any relatives. We plan to visit in 2004.
Pat Hart
Pennsylvania USA

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I`ll be back to Moscufo in two weeks,of course i have been very happy lately. I was born there in 1944,and the nostalgia never decrease even though i have been back so many times. See you soon. Dom Di Clemente
Domenick
Pittsburgh, Pa Usa

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my grandfather was mauro paglione born in chietti and married to camila di luca from casoli -both went to brazil in the 1890 .Do I have relatives in Abruzzo?
vanda paglione
new york, new york usa

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We are looking for news of Domenico DI Norscia and his relatives
Domenico Di Norscia left Penne (near Pescara) to work in the USA about in 1914.
This man married a black girl and begot 4 children.
He lived in a town with a name ending "...ville".
If you know something else, please contact me.
Alfredo Di Norscia
Spoltore - PESCARA, ABRUZZO ITALY

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Just passing through, very interesting website and
very informative, would love to see more photos
of Salle and the people. Will stop by again very
soon.
Loretta Galteri-Mierjeski
massachusetts USA

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I am traying to locate information about my grandfather(GUIESEPPE)JOSEPH Colabufalo he came over in 1903 he was born in Teramo Italy.his Sisters Name was Camilla Palumbo she lived in Philadelphia. he and my GrandMother
Mary Desimone lived in Boston then Moved to WALTHAM MASS.
How can I get any information on the shop he came over on the s.s. vangovera can some one help me I cant find it
helen Dansereau
marlboro, mass usa

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My granfather was Dorindo DiMartino born in L'Aquila who I was named afther. He moved to Pescara and around 1920 had an upholstery shop,which my father did in america and I do in Vermont. any information about this man would be nice. Grazie
Dorindo DiMartino
Island Pond, Vermont usa

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What a wonderful site. My husband and I will be travelling to Italy in August for our honeymoon. I was hoping to find some realatives of my granfather NICOLA CAMPITELLI. He was born and raised in Fossacesia, Chieti Italy in 1897. A few years ago my aunt travelled to Italy to see if she could locate some relatives and possibly find his home. We are hoping to do the same. If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.. Sue
Susan Campitelli-Legg
St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada

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This is truly a wonderful site if you are looking for someone. I am just browsing. My mother is from Alvito and my father from Settefrati. They came to Canada in 1954. I was just 2 months old. One day I plan to go see where I was born. I understand the house where my mother lived is now a boarding house for highschool children and the barn has been turned into a restaurant. If anyone out there knows of the history of this schoolhouse I'd appreciate it. It was once owned by a doctor and my mothers family ran the farm for them. Ciao for now.
Angela Piselli Servidio
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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My Mother was born in the Provence of Ascoli Piceno in 1897
I was also born there in 1932. My mothers maiden name was Argia Travaglini. My father was also born on a farm near by I don't know the name. He is now deceased. His name was Enrico Ferretti. I have visited Italy 4 times and have been to several cities in the Abruzzi area. I love Italy.
Domenica Isolina Grant
Gibbstown, New Jersey USA

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Hello to my families relatives and friend in orsonga. I wish that this abruzzo page helps
link us and keep our families in touch. cioa to Vozzo, DiCero, Galante and to the rest of our families.
Joseph Galante
methuen, mass USA

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Hi my Family is from Popoli in the Abbruzzi Region of Italy. I am looking to form a family tree and would like information about other families living in the US. My Great Grandfathers name was Nicholas, and his Son Armando who married Marie Massavecchio. Contact me on including your family tree and information on our website. This is a free site for you to use and enjoy. www.tomassetti.net
Scott Tomassetti
CT United States

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a tutti i nostalgici del nostro meraviglioso Abruzzo voglio rivolgere un invito: "visitate il sito itraboccanti" probabilmente susciterà in voi tante emozioni. Ciao a tutti Nino
Nino Berardi
Pescara, Italia Pescara

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To People Inquiring about Iosue--
My father was born in Monacilione. My grandfather was born in 1852 and d 1919. My gf 1st wife was Benedetta diMonici, and after she passed, he m. my grandmother Grace Moffa 1870-1954. Filomena is on the branch below my gf, also Antonia, Angelo, Francesco, Nicola and Gaetana. My aunt Clara drew this family tree in 1982--5 generations. It's difficult to understand--goes back to Agostino Iosue and Giuseppina Dimonici. I can not find Mr. Eberhardt's e-mail address re: follow up message.
Jean (Eosue) Amuzzini
Deerfield, New Hampshire USA

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Any DiLizio's out there from Ripa Teatina...Please contact me...Ciao
Janelle DiLizio
Cape May, New Jersey USA

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My parents were Giuseppe and Lucia Di Gregorio (Rossetti)and my grandparents were Giovanni and Giovina Di Gregorio and Franco and Nunziata Rossetti. My family is from Cansano, Italy and I would like to hear from all the cansanese.
Joan De Petro (Di Gregorio)
Brooklyn, New York USA

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I have found records for my grandparents Angelo Di Benedetto and Maria Carmina Recchia in Catignano, Provincia di Pescara, Abruzzo. I would like to find vital statistics or other pertinent information for my grat grandfather GIOACCHINO DI BENEDETTO who was from Catignano also and my great grandmother ANNA RESTANTE who was from SPOLTORE, Provincia di Pescara , Abruzzo. Being in the deep winter of my years, time is of great essence.
The OCTOGENARIAN Researcher
Angelo A. Di Benedetto

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Just writing to say 'Ciao' to all of my family in Avezzano, Montorio al Vomano and Montepagano in Abruzzo. Hi to the rest of my family in New York,
Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver and Houston. Hope everyone is well.
Christien Veroni
Toronto, Ontario

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In October, 2002 my cousin and I will travel to our grandparents'hometowns. We would be very pleased to make contact with any relatives living in the towns we will visit. The towns with surnames are Ripabottoni (Amerose or Faccone), Marrone del Sannio (Faccone or Carreo) both in Campobasso, Molise, and Alfadena (Monacelli), L'Aquila, Abruzzo.Grazie and Ciao.
Joanne Monacelli Taylor
Boston, MA USA

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Hello to all! I am trying to locate relatives of my great great grandfather. His name was Angelo Flaminio (Flammini). He came to Ellis Island in 1876 and in 1904 , place of residence was San Vito Chietino- province Chieti. it says that he came over with brother Vincenzo Flaminio (Flammini). our family has no idea what happened to Vincenzo( he came over in 1904), where he went or anything. He also has a brother Pasquale, no whereabouts are known. Angelo was born 3-14-1873. His father and mother were Domenic Flammini and Philomena Celella. Angelo married Theresa Caretto in America Iron Mountain, MI in 1899. If anyone has any information on any of these people please contact me thank you all
Amy Giancola (Flaminio)
SPRINGFIELD, TN USA

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I would enjoy writting to any "paesani" from Celano all around the world. Celano is a very beautiful place and will alwaysbe part of my soul as that is where my origins are.
ANNA MARIA TORRELLI
Sydney, NSW Australia

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Grazie ciao e tanti saluti a tutti. Thanks
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Bussi sul Tirino (Pe) (abruzzo), Italia

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I wondered if you could tell me about the POLETTI`S you have on your list and the Di Tommasso. Thankyou
Les
gloucester, ENGLAND

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My husband's ancestors came from Furci, Chieti, Italy. His grandfather, BENJAMIN DUGO married ALBARETTA ROCCHIO. Other name connected to ours are Argentieri, Cunciello, Mastrangelo.
Benjamin was born 10 May 1886.
Anyone, connected to these families? I'd like to compare notes.
Anyone who could do look ups in the Civil Records in Furci?
Suann Dugo
Watkins Glen, NY USA

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This is a new E-Mail address: dansr at dipanfilo.com
it was changed from dansr at dipanfilo-dot-com
I am still hoping to receive e-mail from the following surnames that live in Collecorvino, Loreto Aprutino, Penne, Pescara, Rome or any surrounding village or cities. DiPanfilo, Fiucci,Perelli, Pacitti(a)? They all lived in the Abbruzza area near Pescara.
I was fortunate to be able to visit all of those places and and I did meet some Fiucci and DliPanfilo, but, I know very little Italian speech that I could not communicate as well as i should have and so there are a lot of unanswered question's about my parents and grandparents that were all born in Abbruzzo. Hoping to hear from someone.
Dan Di Panfilo
Leetonia, Ohio USA

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would like to hear from any of my relations from san martino province de campobasso my fathers name was giovanni dibenedictis my mothers maiden nam was carmella delpinto
angelo dibenedictis
debary, fl usa

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Hello,
I was sitting with my father tonite going over all the messages. My father Tommaso Racano, was born in Fresagradinaria in 1935. His mother's maiden name was Prassede Granata who was born in San Salvo in 1903. She has some relative still remaining in Italy.
My father emmigrated to Canada in 1957 and his mother and one sister eventually came to join him. He has one sister in France and another sister in Pescara, who retired from the Verona Sisters.
There are many immigrants from this regoin living in Winnipeg Canada and we are happy to see them.
My father has since been back to visit and was happy to see many of the people he grew up with. Both he and I would be pleased to hear from anyone and welcome your thoughts.
Cosmo Racano
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

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i've been looking for relatives in italy with the last name of DeFelicibus from chieti and last name Occhicone from Andretta
Grace DeFelicibus
pa usa

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I am searching for CORSETTI'S from Villavallelonga in L'Aquila, Abruzzo.
My great Grandfather, Giovanni CORSETTI came from Villavallelonga to America in 1902 at the age of 36. He brought his son, Nicolas CORSETTI, who was 2-years old. He traveled to America with two others from Villavallelonga, Nicola Mastrella and Peter Lippa. All three families settled in Rochester, New York.
Please e-mail me with any information.
Grazie mille.
Kelly Corsetti

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My Aunt told me my great-grandfather came from Abruzzi. His name was De Francesgo. My great-grandmother from Modena. Don't know what her name was. When the came to America they changed there name to De Franco. I'm trying to put the family tree together with little or no info. I also question the spelling of De Francesgo. Anyone with any info it would be appreciated.
Deana
Deana Ostgard
Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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Searching for GARZARELLA and IACOVELLA surnames. I've been working on the family tree for years. I'd love to see how we are related.
Best Wishes.
Patricia Garzarella Gigl
Glen Mills, PA USA

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I am very happy to have found this site!
My mother was born in San Salvo and came to America when she was three years old.
My grandmother was Celeste Napolitano and my grandfather was Giueseppe Mancini.
I would like to find out if anyone knows the families.
Ciao,
JUDY GARRITANO BUTSCHER
SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA USA

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Pretty sure my family origins are in this part of Italy but unfortunately we can not trace family back that far.
James
Waterloo, IA USA

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estoy buscando informacion sobre la familia Maio en baranello, quien pueda ayudarme, muchas gracias
nora
buenos aires, argentina

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Would like info on Micochero's or DiSabatino's who came to America in 1909 from Collerdara Province of Teramo.I know there are still Micochero's living near Collerdara but have no way to write them or get an address. Thanks
Judy
New Carlisle, Ohio U.S.A.

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My father-in-law is from Bomba. As soon as we can talk him into buying a computer, I will give him this website. I think that it is great. I am trying to find my own family in Poland and I wish that I could find a website like this.
Joseph, Diane, Andrew, Emily and Maggie Giordano
great falls, virginia usa

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I just wanted to say ciao to all the Italians from Atri, the most wonderful place on Earth. I've just came home after a week spent there and I can say now that there is no place in this worlm more beautiful than Abruzzo. I loved my stay there and i'm looking forward to visit Italy again. The Italian people are very friendly and the guys are realy cute.
Lots of kisses from Romania.
P.S. I would love to speak with people from Atri and not only. You have my mail so write if you want.
Ciao
Dana
Oradea, Romania

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Hi to all from roccacasale, am looking for any info on my ancesters from there with sur names of Carbone and Rotondo
thank you
Quiedo Carbone
Newburgh, N.Y. USA

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I am looking for relatives from Guardiagrele, Chieti. My grandfather came to America around 1920's I think.
I would like to have contact with some Di Sciascio family so we can put our roots together. Please e-mail me if you recognize the last name.
Non parlo Italiano, ma sei volete srivere in Italiano qualcunno lo potra' tradurre per me.
Patricia Di Sciascio
Brooklyn, New York USA

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My grandparents were married in Pratola, their names were Tobias Santarelli and Lucia Lucenti,
My great grand parents were Sabitine Lucente and Christina Deloretti on my grandmothers side. My great grandparents on my grandfathers side were Carmen Santarelli and Maria Donato. They were from Pratola Paligna. I am making my first trip to Italy September 10-19th. I am planning on staying an extra four days to visit the village. I would love to hear from any possible family members who may still live in area. My fiance is from Barrea and we plan to visit her town. Thank you and I enjoyed the site. Mille Grazie,
Gregorio Tierno
Poland, OHIO USA

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My parents were born in Italy Provincia L'Aquila, in the town of Santo Stefano Di Sessanio. My grandparents last names were Antonacci, and Ruscitti. Is there other relatives somewhere out there - please email if you have some other family history.
thanks
Anna(Ruscitti) Whincop
Thorold, Ontario Canada

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Two things: #1 I do not know how to post to the News Page. There is an article about Davide and Caravan Disease. In searching the Sorgi name I found a website called Caravan Disease and a (M D?)F Sorgi was listed as working on what seems to be a medication for same. Have this person been contacted?
#2 I have received another notice/e mail that I have a message on this site but as before I cannot locate the message. The current message board is May...current?
Rosemarie Sorge/Sorgi Garman
Oakland , CA USA

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My Dad is from San Leonardo in Chieti, near Ortona, and we visited there in 1962.
Alfred Tenisci
Trail, B.C. Canada

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Hi
This is a message for all Roccolani all over the world who want know something about their village:ROCCACASALE.
Visit our and your site at the address www.roccacasale.it
You can learn about Roccacasale and you can contact us for everthing.
Please if you visit the site send us an e-mail or if you find there a guestbook sign it.
ciao
Enzo
Roccacasale, Italy abruzzo

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I'm responding to Linda Cattrel. I tried e-mailing you and it didn't go through.

I was reading the message boards and found the surname Cicone from Pettorano sul Gizio and decided to check it out, since it is my mom's (Adelina) maiden name. All the names you've mentioned in your message describe my mom's family. Your grandmother Carmella was my grandfather's (Antonio) sister.

My mother was actually thinking of Zia Carmella this past week. She was sad that she hadn't seen her in many years and was wondering if she was still alive. I'm sorry to hear that she has passed. I would appreciate if you could let me know when she passed.

I will let my Mom know of the message. If you have any questions about your grandparents, please e-mail me and I will surely ask her for you. I hope to hear from you soon.
Nicoletta DeVincentis
Woburn, MA USA

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There has been some debate in my family over the meaning of my mother's maiden name "Lamanda" (family was from Palmoli). Some think its a derviation of "Le Mondo", i.e. the world. Others think it comes from "La Mano", i.e. the hand. I think neither is correct. Any opininons would be appreciated.
Mark
New York, New York USA

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I just found this site, and I think it is wonderful. My family is originally from Pratola. I am trying to find any relatives of Attilio DiBacco, Osvaldo DiBacco, or Emidio (Tony)DiBacco. My maternal grandfather was from Pratola also--Domenic DiLoreto. Any information to pass on to my father, grandfather, or uncles would be greatly appreciated!
Deanna Hering(nee DiBacco
Buffalo, NY USA

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Hello everyone, My Grandfather was from Castilenti and I would like to hear from anyone who is from that town.
Vincent Lupinetti
Charlottesville, VA USA

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We will visit Rapino, the small village of my grandfather, Domenico Rosano, on August 31, 2002. My wife and I are staying at Il Tiglio. If anyone knows anything about the town or the hotel, please let me know. Grazie.
Philip Haderer
Manalapan, NJ USA

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I am a Nero! Eugene Nero, where are you? I found your message in the Dec. 2001 messages. I replied to your enn51 at att.net addess, but it came back undeliverable. Please contact me. My grandfather was Federico Nero and was born in Montenerodomo in 1888. Came to the U.S. in the early 1900's. Grandmother, Isolina Ferrara, from Palena. She was born in 1897. They lived in Montenerodomo where my Uncle Antonio and Aunt Maria were born. Grandma came to the U.S. to join Grandpa in 1921. Grandpa's sister or half sister moved to Argentina. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might be able to help me find any relatives of mine who might still be in Italy or Argentina. Gratzie, and Buona giornata! :o)
Jacque Cavalliero
Phoenix, AZ USA

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Hi,
I'm looking for any information about my grandfather, Nicola Lazazzera. He was born somewhere in Abruzzo in 1881 to Carlo Lazazzera and Marie DeFlorio. He had mentioned an area called "Monte Calvo".

If anyone knows of Lazazzeras still living in Abruzzo or if you have other info, please contact me.

Thank you,

Nick
Nicola Lazazzera
California USA

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Would love to hear from anyone possibly related. Just beginning my search.
Some family names:
Carmen Gasbarre (my grandfather - arrived in USA through Buffalo as a teenager in early 1900's); Enrico (Henry) Gasbarre (my father born 1919 in Ohio); Gabriel Gasbarre; Silva Gasbarre; Concetta Baptist (Baptisti ?) (grandmother married to Carmen Gasbarre arrived in USA through Buffalo as teenager in early 1900's);John & Anna Baptist (parents of Concetta). Have been told grandfather Carmen Gasbarre from Abruzzi, L'Aquila, Castel Nova. Have been told grandmother Concetta Baptist from Abruzzi, L'Aquila, St. Stephens Village.
Linda (Gasbarre) Halley
Delaware, Ohio USA

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Originally from Portocannone Province of Campobasso
Paolo Sassano
Norwalk, Connecticut USA

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do family tree, palmieri. sant eufemia. majello, amato palmieri. wife annina palmieri. please email me.
angelina giobbi palmieri
carseldine, qld australia

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Love this guestbook! My name is Jacque and I am looking for any relatives that I may have still in Italy.
Grandmother: Isolina Ferrara, born in Palena in 1897. Grandfather: Federico Nero, born in Montenerodomoin 1888. Grandmother came to U.S. in 1921, Grandfather already here. She brought two children, Antonio and Maria. They had six more children, my father, Francesco, being one of them. Settled around Pittsburgh, PA, and Youngstown, OH. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. I am trying to record this history for my new grandbabies! Gratzie! Ciao!
Jacquelyn Cavalliero
Phonix, AZ USA

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Me piacero molto avere notizie della famiglia CANE, della famiglia MONACO e della famiglia MASCIULLI, e della famiglia RICCI.
Tante grazie
Alicia Cane
Pinamar, Pcia,Buenos Aires Rca.Arg.

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Ciao a tutti gli Abruzzesi, agli Scannesi e ai componenti della famiglia Notarmuzi.

Scrivetemi. Ciao Mimmo
Domenico Notarmuzi
Scanno, Italia