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Lucia (diGiovine) DiVecchio

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My grandmother, Lucia diGiovine.  Lucia was the daughter of  Crescenzo diGiovine and Maria Carapellotti. Born in 1881 in Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Italy. She had a sister, Maddelena and a brother, Nicola. She came over the US in 1930. Lucia died in 1968 and is buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Aliquippa, PA.

She and her husband had five children; my father, Pasquale (Patsy), Antonio (Anthony), Agnese, Eufemia and Michelangelo. Look at the family tree for all the details.
1930 Passport Photo. Pasquale (12y) in the middle. Brother Antonio (10y) on the left, mother Lucia (49y) on the right.
My uncle Tony had saved this and I was able to get it in July of 2004.

They arrived on 23 Jun 1930 on the Conte Grande sailing from Naples.
They travelled with Elvira diPietrantonio (15y) and Lucio diPietrantonio (13y).
The second page of this manifest is missing so I can't get their destination in the US but I'm sure it was West Aliquippa, PA.
1930 Passport - the inside. My uncle Tony had saved this and I was able to get it in July of 2004.

1942 Grandmother and Grandfather, Lucia and Camillo DiVecchio
1947 Lucia DiVecchio, Lucrezia Frazzini, Angelina Buzzelli. The mothers of the bride and groom at my parents wedding. Angelina was a cousin of my mother. For more about Angelina, look at my Giuseppe Buzzelli page.

Lucia DiVecchio on the left , then left to right:
her daughter, Agnesa, my mother Betty DiVecchio, her son (my father) Patsy DiVecchio, Agnesa's daughter, Rose.
front row: me, Mark DiVecchio, my sisters Diane and Patricia.

Taken in the home of Domenic and Agnesa  Politano
1958 Mark DiVecchio and grandmother Lucia DiVecchio.
Mrs. Camillo DiVecchio

Mrs. Lucia DiVecchio, 88, of 109 ½ Main St., West Aliquippa, died Friday, Aug 2, 1968, in Golf View Nursing Home, Hopewell Township, Aliquippa. Born June 21, 1880, in St. Eufemia, Pescara, Italy, she had resided in the Aliquippa area since 1930. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, West Aliquippa; Altar and Rosary Society and St. Anthony Congregation, both of the church. Her husband, Camillo DiVecchio, died in 1950. Surviving are two sons, Patsy and Anthony, both of Aliquippa; two daughters, Mrs. Domenic (Annia) Politano, Aliquippa, and Mrs. Pasquale (Eufemia) Pantalone, Boston; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Nick diGiovine, Boston. Friends will be received today and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. in the Darroch Funeral Home, 2640 Mill Street, Aliquippa, where a service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. High Mass of Requiem will be sung Monday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, West Aliquippa. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Aliquippa.

Lucia and Camillo, Mt Olivet Cemetary, Aliquippa, PA


Date:    Sat, 1 Jan 2011 17:21:00 -0800 (PST)
From:    Eugene Santilli <ejs15001yahoo.com>
Subject:    Hello

Hi Mark,

My brother from Texas sent me your web page and I read it for hours  the first day and kept the addy as i returned to it many times.

I knew your family as i remember them visiting  109 ½ Main street. I lived at 113 Main street and we were very good friends of your uncle tony and his mom.They were the nicest people on the block. They minded their own business unlike some of the other italians who lived in that row of houses.
I also was friends with Guido Politano and Fred Roccatini who went to high school the same time as I did and also were radio hams like myself. I am W3ETF.

I was closer to Guido as he always stopped in to say hello when he visited his uncle Tony.We moved to hopewell in 1972 but i still miss West aliquippa and go there often to visit a few remaining friends.

It was nice to see Fred and Rose in your pictures and I hope they are all doing well.

My mom is from Sant'Eufemia and is 97 years old and still going strong but my dad passed away in 1989 at the age of 88. He was from Sulmona.
I think immigrants from those two regions of Italy are some of the nicest mild mannered people you ever wanted to meet just like your mom and dad. They were fine upstanding parents who knew the value of life and never  thought anything or bragged about their accomplisments such as your dad and Uncle's service in the war. They had a job to do, did it to the best of their ability and came home and went on with their lifes never asking for anything more.

God Bless them and May They Rest in Peace.

I'm not on the computer much but if you get a chance, drop me a line and let me know how california life is out there.
If you dont hear from me in a while, don't worry as i'll pop up again some day.

You and your wife, take care and Best 73,

Crescenzo diGiovine

Crescenzo diGiovine was my great-grandfather. I don't know much about him.

Lucy Pantalone Ricchio, my cousin, remembed from her Mother that he was very smart.  Wrote riddles, rhymes and poems. He imitated a rooster perfectly. He was probably a farmer. Midwife at birth: Gemma Felicia DiVecchia. His birth is recorded on microfilm 1177444 from LDS microfilms. Born on 27 Apr 1843 in Sant'Eufemia a Maiella. A notation on the birth record says: married to Maria Nicola Carapellotto, 5 Apr 1888.

He apparently did come to the US at least once. No one in the family remembers this but I found a record on Ellis Island:
Ellis Island 13 Mar 1900 on the Victoria, 56y, never before in US, final destination - Canada. Indexed as "Giovane,Crescenza Di". Says he was going to son, Alfonso diGiovine - but I don't know who that is.

The same manifest also appears on ancestry.com. He is indexed there as "Crescenza Di Giorano"'

He travlled with 16 people from Sant'Eufemia. About half were going to New York and half to Montreal, Canada.
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