DiVecchio/Frazzini Notes 817 (Notes Pages)

Individuals marked with a red dot are direct ancestors of Mark Camillo DiVecchio

Biasella, Filomena {I12241} (b. 1 Sep 1901, d. 27 Dec 2003)

Note: email from grandniece, Rinda Milano Tullio, Jul 2011: "All my grandmothers siblings (3 brothers and 1 sister) all came to the States and settled in Chicago Heights, Ill. Giovanni, Luigi and Filomena came over in the 20s and Raffaele (Ralph) came over in the early 50s. Most of them lived to 100 - 102 years of age."

1920 4 Jun EI arrival, 19y, mother in CdS - Emidia. Going to uncle Giuseppe Biasella in Chicago, IL. "Sister of #24 - Giovanni Biasella".
1930 census, Steger, Cook, IL, 29y, imm 1920.

http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/RequestTreeAccess.aspx?tid=15619447&pid=720527837 - this tree does not show the siblings of Filomena but that Filomena is the person in this family. Obituary below is from that web page.

1952 New York arrival, 50y, with daughter, Nora, Chicago Heights, IL.

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
Name: Filomena Ranieri
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1901
Address: 2106 San Rocco Pl, Chicago Heights, IL, 60411

Social Security Death Index
Name: Filomena Ranieri
SSN: 329-22-7873
Last Residence: 60401 Beecher, Will, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 1 Sep 1901
Died: 27 Dec 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

Obituary from Chicago Sun-Times
Filomena Ranieri, 102; seamstress liked to garden, cook
December 30, 2003

Prospects weren't great in her Italian mountain village after World War I, so 18-year-old Filomena Biasella set out for America to join a brother in Chicago Heights.

Arthur Ranieri, a Castel di Sangro neighbor three years older than she, had made the trip in 1915. His mother and sister went to join him in 1919 and she traveled with them.

The women had a less scary trip than Ranieri -- all his life he would tell how his ship was just passing Gibraltar when the captain got news of the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine.

Filomena lived with her older brother in the Italian-German-Polish neighborhood around San Rocco Church in Chicago Heights for a time. It was called Hungry Hill because no one had any money to speak of. She met her old neighbor, Arthur Ranieri, and in 1922 they were wed. The marriage lasted 81 years until his death at 104 in February of 2003.

Filomena Ranieri died Dec. 27 at the Anchorage nursing home in Beecher, where she and her husband had lived the last four years of their lives. She was 102.

Things weren't easy in the early days. Their first two sons died very young. Their third son and their daughter grew up during the Great Depression. Vincent Ranieriremembers going out as a boy to "knock off coal," where people would climb aboard slow-moving coal trains and kick off loose coal to pick up and take home to fire their potbellied stoves.

The family lost its first home, in Steger, because they couldn't make the $19-a-month mortgage payments. They moved in with relatives for 18 months, then rented a house in Hungry Hill. The house promptly became a neighborhood social center because of the wine press built into the basement. When the Ranieris weren't pressing their own grapes for wine, the neighbors would use the press, storing the wine in barrels in a sub-basement.

As her son and daughter reached high school, Mrs. Ranieri went to work as a seamstress at a dress factory, churning out simple house dresses at the factory or at home on her foot-powered sewing machine.

In 1955 the Ranieris purchased another home, right across the street from San Rocco Church, where they had been married. Mrs. Ranieri was active in the church, being a lifetime member of the Franciscan Mothers.

When she wasn't sewing she was cooking, cleaning or working in her garden.

"Your mother's going to die in that garden," his father would tell Vincent Ranieri. He would have to forcibly take the spade away from his mother and turn the earth over each spring. She canned vast quantities of crushed tomatoes for pasta sauce.

Mrs. Ranieri was an excellent cook who greeted her children by asking, "Did you eat? You got to sit down and eat." Until she was 98 she baked four loaves of bread every week, two for herself and her husband and one for each of her grown children. She had baked four loaves of bread the morning she went to the hospital four years ago, later having to move to a nursing home.

"She was a feisty little thing," who stood less than 5 feet tall, her son said, and never weighed more than 101 pounds -- a weight she regarded in horror as "getting fat."

Other survivors are her daughter, Nora Mirkow; her brother, Raffaele Biasella; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., Chicago Heights. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at San Rocco Oratory, 315 E. 22nd St., Chicago Heights, with burial in Evergreen Hills Cemetery, Steger.
Given Name: Filomena
Change: Date: 5 Jul 2011
Time: 22:07:30

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Biasella, Victor {I12242} (b. ABT 1923)
Note: 1930 census, Chicago Heights, Cook, IL, 7y.
Given Name: Victor
Change: Date: 3 Jul 2011
Time: 22:19:10

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Diullo, Anton "Tony" Mario {I12243} (b. 2 Feb 1973, d. 21 Jun 2011)
Note: email from uncle, Dennis Diullo, Jun 2011: "Anton ┘STony┘T Mario Diullo, 38 of Columbia passed away June 21, 2011. Tony was born February 2, 1973 in Seattle, Washington to Gene and Gerry Frazier Diullo. He graduated from Kickapoo High School in Springfield, MO. He attended Drury University in Springfield and completed EMT training. He moved to Columbia and attended classes at the University of Missouri and Columbia College. He married Jennifer Brouk in October 19, 2003 and she survives. He bartended at Booches for five years. To capture the essence of the man, you had to know him. He will be missed by many. Survivors include: his parents; a brother, Steven Diullo and wife Kelly of Springfield, MO and nephews Patrick, Shawn, Bryan Herschend. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Eugene Diullo, grandmother, Orvilla Frazier and aunt, Sue Anderson. Memorials may be given to Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65202"
Given Name: Anton "Tony" Mario
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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Diullo, Steven {I12244} (b. )
Note: 2011 obituary of brother, Anton.
Given Name: Steven
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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Schmidt, JoAnn {I12245} (b. )
Note: email from sister, Vicki Macari Peterson, Aug 2010.
Source: Reno Evening Gazette, March 19, 1958, p. 20, obit of step-father John Macari.
email from cousin, Tod Carlini, Jun 2011.
2013 obituary of mother, Norma M. Carlini Elizagoyen.
Given Name: JoAnn
Occupation: Nurse
Place: Sparks, NV
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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Elizagoyen, Julie Ann {I12246} (b. 11 Jan 1961, d. 14 Jul 2011)
Note: email from cousin, Tod Carlini, Jun 2011.
email from cousin, Tod Carlini, Jul 2011, Julie passed away on 15 Jul 2011. She was Norma's youngest daughter.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on July 21, 2011
Julie Ann Elizagoyen

Julie was born on January 11, 1961 in Elko, Nevada to Norma and Sauveur Elizagoyen. She spent most of her growing up years here in Elko, leaving in the 70's with her parents for ranching in Lemhi, Idaho. After graduating high school in Idaho, she continued her education at Truckee Meadows Community College becoming a dental assistant. She returned to Elko permanently after working as a dental assistant in Ukiah, California and Reno, Nevada. The last several years she has been helping with the family business.

In life Julie was always taking on challenges. She received her private pilot's license with instrument rating after several years of serious work and study, then helped her father gain his license to fly.

Her final challenge was a battle with cancer that lasted eight long years which finally ended July 14th. After having surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, she decided to call it a draw. She decided to join her father and Uncle Leo Morandi in Heaven doing what they liked best, fishing.

Julie is survived by her mother, Norma, sisters JoAnn Macari and Vicki (Frank) Peterson of Sparks, Nevada. She is also survived by her aunts, Leonie Morandi of Reno, Julie Elizondo in France, and Elizabeth Carlini of Yerington, three nieces and three great-nieces and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elko on Friday, July 22 at 10:00 am. There will be a rosary Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at Burn's Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ovarian or a charity of your choice.

We love you Julie and we will miss you more than you will ever know. Good fishing.
Given Name: Julie Ann
Occupation: Dental Office Manager
Place: Reno, NV
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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Ranieri, Vincenzo {I12247} (b. ABT 1929)
Note: 1930 census, Steger, Cook, IL, 1y 5m.
Given Name: Vincenzo
Change: Date: 5 Jul 2011
Time: 21:59:20

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Ranieri, Nora {I12248} (b. ABT 1933)
Note: 1952 New York arrival, 19y, with mother, Filomena, Chicago Heights, IL.
Given Name: Nora
Change: Date: 5 Jul 2011
Time: 22:05:46

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Rich, Jennie D. {I12249} (b. 30 Jun 1893, d. ABT 13 May 1964)
Note: Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962
Name: Jennie Rich
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Place: Wooster, Wayne, Ohio
Birth Date: 30 Jun 1893
Father's Name: John Rich
Mother's Name: Mary Sforse
FHL Film Number: 475467

1910 census, Wooster, Wayne, OH, 16y (1894), born OH, with parents and siblings. Servant at an hotel.

1911 marriage record, Wayne, OH.

1920 census, Canton, Stark, OH, 25y, born OH. With husband and two daughters.
1930 census, Portland, Multnomah, OR, 37y, born OH. First married at 19y (1911).

1940 census, Pendleton, Umatilla, OR, 46y, married, patient at the Eastern Oregan State Hospital (Mental Hospital), Same place in 1935.

email from step-daughter, Judith Crillo, Oct 2013: " We are also eager to find information about Jennie Rich( Ricci) who was from Wooster and married my father (Louis Chirillo/Crillo) about 1911. They had 4 daughters, one of whom was killed in an auto accident in Canton, OH in 1923. Two other daughters, Louise and Gloria, have died. The sole remaining child of Louis Crillo and Jennie Rich, is my sister, Jerry Crillo Cording, who lives in Wooster. Jenny Rich┘us father was John Rich, (I believe the name had been Ricci) and they lived in Wooster many years. Jennie Rich died in 1954 and my father remarried and my brother and I are from that marriage."

email from step-daughter, Judith Crillo, Oct 2013: "A telegram came to my Father asking for someone to claim the body of Jennie Crillo, who had died at the institution in Pendleton."
Given Name: Jennie D.
Change: Date: 21 Oct 2013
Time: 17:53:37

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Zocolo, Giovanni {I12250} (b. )
Note: 1909 Wayne, OH marriage of daughter Mary.
Given Name: Giovanni
Change: Date: 6 Jul 2011
Time: 08:01:57

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Vitullo, Antonia {I12251} (b. )
Note: 1909 Wayne, OH marriage of daughter Mary.
Given Name: Antonia
Change: Date: 6 Jul 2011
Time: 08:02:07

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diTella, Filomena Concetta {I12252} (b. 11 Aug 1882)
Note: Film 1448675 1882 Nati #87.
1906 Columbiana, OH marriage record, she was widowed. Married name "Potato". Age 23y as of 10 Aug 1906.
Given Name: Filomena Concetta
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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Potato, {I12253} (b. )
Note: See 1906 second marriage record for wife Filomena diTella.
This family name might be Putaturo from Carovilli.
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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Long, Martin {I12254} (b. 11 Nov 1881)
Note: 1906 Columbiana, OH marriage record. Age 25y on 11 Nov 1906.
Given Name: Martin
Occupation: Coal Miner
Place: East Palestine, OH
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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Pizzano, Mike "Bruno" {I12255} (b. )
Note: email from Cris Swetye, Jul 2011: "Caterina diTella came here after Giovanni died in Italy. I don't know where or when it happened, but she married Mike "Bruno" Pizzano and they lived next door to Nicolina and Mike DeRienzo until her death."
Given Name: Mike "Bruno"
Change: Date: 3 Oct 2016
Time: 10:59:17

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