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Provinces of Abruzzo

Tue, Dec 25, 2012

My grandfather, Venanzio Lombardi, left Tocco in 1902 and settled in Philadelphia, PA. His wife, Antonia di Battista, came with their three kids about 5 years later. They were Giovanni, Eufemia, and Augustino. Alfredo, Eugenio, and Maria (Mom) were born in Philly. My first cousin, Antoinette Gallo, says they had a home in Tocco where St. Joseph's Orphanage now stands. Sure would be fun to go visit the old place. Grandpop's brother, Silvio (I think) moved to Toronto and established a large family there. We've lost all contact. One of my cousins in Toronto was a monsignor, Massimo Lombardi.
Raymond Croissant
Edina, MN

Fri, Dec 28, 2012

My grandfather: Petro G. Vallese was born in Sante Omera, immigrated to the united states as a teen, anyone knowing of any remaining relitives in this region would like to hear from.
cynthia vallese
binghamton, n.y.