Wednesday, May 26, 2010

John Ciccolella

The obit of John Ciccolella appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on September 10, 1957.
FOLLANSBEE — John (Chico) Ciccolella, 61, of 1028 Clifton Street, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at 7:35 a.m. today while en, route to work at the Follansbee Steel Corp.  He was walking to work when he collapsed.  He was dead, when an ambulance arrived.  He was born Feb. 28, 1896, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, the son of the late Panfilo and Margaret Ferrelli Ciccolella.  He came to the United States in 1909.  Mr. Ciccolella was employed in the shipping department of Follansbee Steel.  He was a member of St Anthony's Catholic Church, the Garibaldi Lodge, and the Elks Lodge, all of Follansbee.  Mr. Ciccolella was married to Christine Lamonica June 28, 1934, in Steubenville.  He leaves his widow; six daughters, Mrs. Margaret Trotta of Baltimore, Mrs. Mary Ann Suciu of Follansbee, Antonetta, Pauline, Jeanette and Sandra, all at home; two sons, John Ciccolella Jr. and Michael Ciccolella, both at home; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Cocco of Follansbee and Mrs. Maria Lancia in Italy; and two brothers, Andrew of Italy and Titino Dentino in California.  Friends may call at the family home after 7 p.m. today. Requiem High Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Fr. John L. O'Reilly officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.  (The photo is from May 1957, my grandfather, John Ciccolella is to the far right.  Also included in this blog is a copy of his death certificate.)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Pettorano Cafe

The photo is from our June 2009 visit to Pettorano.  My son Alden (in the Southern Miss shirt) visits with some new friends.  We stopped by the cafe for a cola and some local insight.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Antonia Leone Ranalli

The obit of Antonia Leone Ranalli appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on January 4, 1960
FOLLANSBEE - Mrs. Antonia Leone Ranalli, 86, died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday after a brief illness in the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Martino of 1035 Main Street, with whom she had made her home for the past four years.  She was born June 13, 1873, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province of Aquila Abruzzi, Italy, a daughter of the late Ambrozio and Carolina Schiappuicci Leone.  She came to the U.S. on December 2, 1955, and had resided with her daughter since that time.  She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Follansbee.  She leaves one daughter, Mrs. John (Concetta) Martino of Follansbee; one step-daughter, Mrs. Anna Tecca of Akron, Ohio; one step-son, Patsy Ranalli of Youngstown, Ohio; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Ranalli, in 1951, and two sons, Christian Ranalli and Vito Ranalli.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home in Follansbee.  A Requiem High Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church.  The Rev. Fr. John L. O'Reilly will officiate.  Burial will be in the Oak Grove
Cemetery, Follansbee.

Regina Santucci Ciccolella

The obit of Regina Santucci Ciccolella appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on December 3, 1925
Mrs. Regina Ceccollali (name misspelled), aged 24 years, wife of John Ceccollali, Italian resident of 459 South Sixth street, this city, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Gill hospital following a short illness with complications.  The remains were brought to the Elliott funeral home, where funeral arrangements will be made.  (Regina Santucci was the first wife of my grandfather John Ciccolella.  He was born in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy).

Liberato Santucci

The obit of Liberate Santucci appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on August 31, 1925
Mrs. Liberato Santucci, widow of Archangelo Santucci entered into rest at her home 476 South Sixth Street on Sabbath at 6:30 p.m.  She was 85 years of age and hger death followed one week's illiness with a complication of ailments.  She was born in Pettorano, Italy, and had resided here 22 years.  These children survive, James Santucci, Joseph Santucci, Mrs. Anna Cicone, Mrs. Carmel Di Vittorio all of this city and one sister in Italy.  The deceased was a devoted member of St. Anthony's church and was very highly respected in this community.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Maria Berarducci Trombetti Moio

The obit of Maria Moio appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on August 21, 1962
Mrs. Maria L. Moio, 77, wife of Frank Moio of 492 South 5th Street, died at 3:35 a.m. today in St. John Hospital shortly after admittance.  She had been ill two days.  Mrs. Moio was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.  She came to the United States, from her native Italy in 1909 and moved to Steubenville in 1916 from Minnesota.  Her first husband, Querino Tiberio, preceded her in death in 1914.  Her second marriage was to Frank Moio in 1915 in Hibbing, Minnesota.  She leaves her husband; three sons, Peter A. Tiberio Sr., Wilbur Tiberio Sr. and Domenic Moio, all of Steubenville; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Carmella) Perciavalle of McKeesport Pa., Mrs. Mary Angelo, at home and Mrs. Joseph (Anne) Pierro of Steubenville; a sister, Donata in Italy; 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother Anthony Berarducci of Steubenville.  Mrs. Moio was born July 1, 1885, in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy, a daughter of the late Pietro and Gaetana Trombetti Berarducci.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. am 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Wednesday and Thursday.  Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.  A Solemn Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St. Anthony's Church.  Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. 

John Costanzo

The obit of John Costanzo appeared in the Bradford (Pennsylvania) Era on December 28, 1976
ERIE - John A. (Libby) Costanzo, 74, of 627 Ardmore Drive, died Saturday at Doctor's Osteopathic Hospital in Erie, after an extended illness.  He was born in Pettorano, Italy, and raised in Lewis Run.  He had lived in Erie for the past 50 years and was a salesman, last employed by the Bargain Barn.  Mr. Costanzo retired two years ago.  He was a member of the Elks Club.  His wife, the former Mary O'Connor, died in 1960.  Survivors include a son, Atty. John J. Costanzo of North Hollywood, California; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Johnston and Mrs. Marilin Ziegler, both of Erie: 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, C. E , Costanzo of Lewis Run.  Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West Ninth and Liberty Streets, where a funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.  A Mass of Resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew's Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Erie.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Carmine Ferrelli

The obit of Carmine Ferrelli appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on March 8, 1976
Carmine Ferrelli, 79, of 354 East Summit Street, Kent, a former Steubenville resident, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at the Windsor Medical Center in Canton following an extended illness.  He retired in 1962 from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. after 32 years service as a helper in the tin mill.  He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Kent.  Surviving is his widow, the former Teresa Carrara, whom he married April 27, 1922.  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Dora) Checea of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Anthony (Lillian) Silvidi of Kent; a brother Angelo Ferrelli of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.  He was born February 28, 1897 in Pettorano sul Gizio, Province, Aquila, Italy, a son of the late Liberatore and Emanuela Ferrelli.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa, and two brothers.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home 8-4 and 7-4 p.m. Tuesday; Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Church; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul L. Richter officiating, Mt. Calvary Cemetery; Rosary 8:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Donata DePanfiles Cancilla Vourakis

The obit of Donata Cancilla Vourakis appeared in the Titusville (Pennsylvania) Herald on October 31, 1975
Donata Cancilla Vourakis, 76, of 644 New Street, died early Thursday morning in Titusville Hospital.  She was born November 24, 1898, at Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.  Mrs. Vourakis had resided in Titusville for the past 50 years and was a member of St. Titus Church.  She is survived by three sons, Paul Cancilla of Erie.  Samuel Cancilla of Mart, Texas, and Joseph Cancilla of Titusville; four brothers, John DePanfiles of Ridgway, Amedeo, Augusto and William of Italy; a sister; Rose D'Amico of Steubenville, Ohio; and
11 grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Raymond W. Arnold Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral there.  Saturday at 9 a.m. with Rev. William D. Smith officiating.  A vigil service, will be conducted tonight at 7:30 at the funeral home.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Titus Church, due to Holy Days. Interment will be in St. Catharine's Cemetery.

Francesco Orsini

The obit of Francesco Orsini appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on September 30, 1975
Francesco Orsini, 85, of 340 Scenic Drive, died Monday, September 29, 1975 at 2:55 a.m. in the Royal Pavilion Extended Care Facility; patient 2 weeks and in failing health the past 2 months.  Born March 28, 1890, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province Aquila, Italy, a son of the late Gelsimino and Margerita Orsini. Married December 1918 to the former, Michelina Tortis and she preceded him in death October 5, 1942.  He retired in 1958 from the blacksmith shop of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was a member of St. Pius X Church and the Knights of St. George Branch 285, Mingo Junction.  Survived by a son, Joseph Orsini, Steubenville, with whom he resided; a brother, Nunzio Orsini, Toronto, 0hio; 2 granddaughters, Mrs.Steve (Michelina) Milligan, Steubenville, Miss Marie Orsini, of the residence, and a great grandson, George Joseph Milligan, Steubenville.   Preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dan Orsini, Toronto, John Orsini, Plattsburgh, N.Y., and a sister, Mrs. Anna Williams, Plattsburgh, N.Y.  Friends are being received at the Mosti Funeral Home, Tuesday, 2-4 and 7-9.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 1975 in St. Pius X Church with Rev. Fr. Robert A. Mascolino, celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Rosary Tuesday 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

Tony DeCenzo

The obit of Tony DeCenzo appeared in the Indiana (Pennsylvania) Evening Gazette on December 21, 1974
Tony DeCenzo, 82, of Creekside, died Thursday, December 19, 1974 at the Indiana Hospital, following an extended illness.  The son of Loreto and Frances Centofani DeCenzo, he was born September 7,1892 in Pettorano, Province of Aquila, Italy.  A resident of Creekside for the past 61 years, Mr. DeCenzo was a member of the Church of the Assumption of Ernest.  He retired in 1960 as a section foreman for the B. and 0. Railroad, completing some 46 years of service, and had also worked for the former B. R. and P. Railroad.  Surviving him are these children: Joseph L. DeCenzo, Clinton, Maryland; Mrs. James (Sarah) Mandolene, Indiana RD 2; Mrs. Yolanda Price, Lackawanna, New York; Dominick DeCenzo, Hollywood, California, and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Moretti, Creekside; three brothers and four sisters, all living in Italy; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Serrian DeCenzo on September 23, 1962.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 this evening and 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday at the Frank T. Mihalcik Funeral Home, Indiana, where a wake service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday evening.  A Mass of Christain Burial will be offered for him at 10:00 a.m. Monday December 23 in the Church of the Assumption at Ernest, with the Rev. Fr. Nicholas M. Trongo as celebrant and interment will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Indiana. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Walter P. Orsini

The obit of Walter P. Orsini
Walter P. Orsini, 87 of Steubenville, died Tuesday December 25, 2007 in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale, PA.   He was born May 16, 1920 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.  He is the son of the late Joseph and Laura Bonitatibus Orsini.  Walter is also preceded by two brothers, John and Pasquale and one sister, Nancy Valles. Surviving are his wife, Liana Bedeschi Orsini whom he married December 7, 1946. 2 sons, Joseph (Jo Ann) Orsini of Baltimore, MD and Robert (Darliss) Orsini of Richmond,OH. 3 daughters, Mary Ann Ziarko of Pittsburgh, Rita Orsini of Scio and Debbie (Jim) DiLeonardo of Pittsburgh. 8 grandchildren and 1 great grand daughter 2 sisters, Catherine Cellini of Italy and Antoinette Juliano of Steubenville.  He was a WWII Air Force Veteran, a member of the American Legion Argonne Post 33, he worked for the former A&P for almost 23 years and he retired from Fort Steuben Metals, a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church ,was a strong humanitarian, a love for his family, classical music and an animal lover.  Calling hours are today 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Mosti Funeral Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd. Steubenville. A funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated 10:00 am Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Fr. Timothy MaGuire celebrant and Fr. Edmundo Stabene Con Celebrant. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  There will be a vigil service today at 3:45 pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Humane Society.  

Margherita Calabrese Panza

The obit of Margherita Calabrese Panza appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on October 24, 1974
Weirton - Mrs. Margherita Panza, 78, of 173 North 20th Street, widow of Dominick A. Panza, was dead on arrival at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Weirton General Hospital.  She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Concetta Oddi of Steubenville and Mrs. Harry (Anita) Wargo of Tokyo, Japan: two sons, John Panza of Follansbee and Albert Panza of Weirton, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Mrs. Panza was born July 13, 1896, in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy, a daughter of the late Charles and Fiora Calbrese.  She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.  Friends may call at the Presley Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Friday: Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph the Worker Church; Rev. Fr. Joseph D'Aurora; St. Paul's Cemetery; Wake services Friday at 7 p.m.

55th Wedding Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Nick Berarducci

The 55th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Berarducci appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on July 3, 1974
FOLLANSBEE — Mr. and Mrs. Nick Berarducci of 528 Rose Street, are observing their 55th wedding anniversary today with a family dinner.  They were married July 3, 1919, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.  Mr. and Mrs. Berarducci have four daughters, Mrs. Anna Crocetti of' Steubenville, Mrs. Inez Oliver of Weirton, Mrs., Michael (Angeline) Kurcina of Follansbee, and Mrs. Evelyn Manley of Wintersville; two sons, Pete Berarducci and Isidore Berarducci, both of Follansbee; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mariano P. Cipriani

The obit of Mariano P. Cipriani appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on March 15, 1974
FOLLANSBEE — Mariano P. Cipriani, 77, of 361 Highland Avenue, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in St. John Medical Center, Steubenville.  He was a retired employee of the Follansbee plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Church, Garibaldi Lodge, and the Follansbee Eagles.  Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Angela Monaco Cipriani; four daughters, Mrs. Benjamin (Teresa) Morelli of Steubenville, Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Diserio and Mrs. Howard (Linda) Pfabe, both of Wellsburg, and Mrs. Robert (Carol) Valenti of Weirton; two sons, Joseph of Weirton and Ronald at home; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  He was born June 28, 1896, in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Italy, son of the late Guiseppe and Teresa Ferrelli Cipriani. Friends may call at the James Funeral Home 5-9 p.m. Saturday and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.  Final arrangements are incomplete.

Julia Lancia Colaberardino

The obit of Julia Lancia Colaberardino appeared in the Bridgeport (Connecticut) Post on December 18, 1973
Services for Mrs. Julia Lancia Colaberardino, 67, wife of Antonio Colaberardino, of 160 Greenood Street, who died yesterday in St. Vincent's hospital, will take place Thursday at 8 a.m. in the S. Spadaccino and Sons funeral home, 499 Washington Avenue, and at 9 o'clock in St. Raphael's church.  Burial will be in St. Michael's
cemetery.  Born in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy.  Mrs. Colaberardino lived in Bridgeport 49 years.  She was a retired dressmaker for the Rose Dress shop, and a member of the Ladies' Abruzzi society and the St. Margherita society.  Survivors, in addition to her  husband, include a brother, Joseph Lancia of East Haven, and several nieces and nephews. 

Gene Visco

The obit of Gene Visco appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on July 2, 1973
FOLLANSBEE— Gene Visco, 66, of (rear) 958 Main Street, died at 12:05 a.m. today at Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling.  Mr. Visco was born Feb. 20,1907 in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy.  He was an employee of the coke plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. in East Steubenville, and was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church.  He leaves his widow, Mrs. Marguerite Julio Visco; a son, Eugene Visco at home; a daughter, Mrs. James (Barbara) Dieguez of Columbus; four brothers, Gaetano Visco of Milan, Italy, Rudy Visco and Italo John Zago, both of Follansbee, and Joseph Zago of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and two granddaughters.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Mass of Resurrection Thursday, 11:00 a.m., St. Anthony's Church, rev. Fr. Jeremiah McSweeney; Highland Hills Memorial gardens; Rosary recitation Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. in funeral home.

Julia D'Alessio

The obit of Julia D'Alessio appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on May 16, 1973
STEUBENVILLE - Mrs. Julia D'Alessio, 90, of 128 McConnell Avenue, died Tuesday in Ohio Valley Hospital at 7:30 a.m.  She was born May 23, 1882, in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Province Aquila, Italy, and was married in 1902 to Ben D'Alessio Sr., who died in 1959.  Surviving are two sons, James at home, and Ben Jr. of Oahu, Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Rose) DeGeorge and Mrs. Yolanda West, both of Las Vegas; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. William M. Ferry officiating.  Burial will be made in Fort Steuben Burial Estates.

Concetta Ferrelli

The obit of Concetta Ferrelli appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on February 21, 1973
Mrs. Concetta M. Ferrelli, 85, of 661 Prospect Avenue, widow of Joseph Ferrelli Sr., died Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. in the Lancia Convalescent Center.  Mrs. Ferrelli was a member of the Mother of Sorrow Society, League of the Sacred Heart and St. Anthony Catholic Church.  She leaves four sons, Daniel and Anthony, both at home Robert and Joseph Jr., both of Steubenville; three daughters, Mrs. Anna Basso, Mrs. Thoma (Jean) Conners, both of Steubenville, and Mrs. Bernard (Violet) Pizzo of Sunshine Park RD 3, Steubenville; two brothers, Giacomo Carrara of Italy and John Carrara of Australia; a sister, Mrs. Crescenza D'Alessandro of Italy; nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Ferrelli was born June 7, 1887, in Pettorano sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy.  On December 11, 1904, she married Joseph Ferrelli Sr., who preceded her in death in 1947.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Thursday; Solemn Funeral High Mass 9 a.m. Friday, St. Anthony Church, Msgr. Paul L. Richter; Mt. Calvary Cemetery; Rosary 7 p.m. Thursday. 

Dan Ciccolella

The obit of Dan Ciccolella appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on December 26, 1972
FOLLANSBEE - Dan Ciccolella, 83, of 703 Allegheny Street, died today at 12:30 a.m. at his home.  He was born November 6, 1889, in Pettorano, Sul Gizio, Italy, son of the late Guiseppe and Clementina Ranalli Ciccolella.  Mr. Ciccolella was a retiree of Follansbee Steel Co. and also the retired owner and operator of Allegheny Market.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society of the church.  Surviving are his wife, Mary DiCenzo Ciccolella, and one brother, Venanzo of Akron, Ohio.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The rosary will be recited there Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.  Mass of the Resurrection will be sung Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Fr. Harold Moore officiating.  Burial will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Maddalena D'Alesio

The obit of Maddalena D'Alesio appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on November 1, 1972
MINGO JUNCTION - Mrs. Maddalena D'Alesio, 111 Lincoln Avenue, widow of Francesco D'Alesio, died today in St. John Medical Center, Steubenville.  Mrs. D'Alesio was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  She leaves four sons, Dominic and Mario, both of Mingo Junction, Peter of Denver and Geno of Steubenville; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Adelia) Fuscardo of Mingo Junction; one sister, Mrs. Ascenzo (Margaret) Bonitati of Toronto; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Mrs. D'Alesio was born July 27, 1885, in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy.  Friends may call at the Hoff Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Mass Saturday 10 a.m., St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. William Young; Mount Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville; Rosary Friday 8 p.m.

Pietro Bonitatibus

The obit of Pietro Bonitatibus appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on September 6, 1972
Pietro Bonitatibus, 87, of 2056 Eva Drive, Steubenville, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, September 4, 1972 in the Royal Pavilion Extended Care Facility after an extended illness.  Born June 27, 1885 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province Aquila, Italy, son of the late Domenico and Maria D'Aurora Bonitatibus.  He retired in 1955 from the Tube Mill of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was married in 1907, to the former Carmella D'Aurora and she preceded him in death on April 14, 1969.  Survived by a son, Nick Bonitatibus of Steubenville; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Falkner, Mrs. Pearl Zende, and Mrs. Leo (Ida) Kuczynski, all of Steubenville and Mrs. Levio (Anita) Sperduti, with whom he resided; 1 brother, Antonio Bonitatibus of East Liverpool; 1 sister, Mrs. Elisa DeRenzo of Midland, Pa.; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.   Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 2 sons and a daughter; 2 brothers, Charles Bonitatibus of Weirton and Joseph Bonitatibus of Charleroi, Pa., and 1 sister, Librata in Italy.  Member of the Sons of Italy Christopher Columbus Lodge 705 of Steubenville and St. Anthony's Church where a Funeral High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 1972 with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Paul L Richter as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Friends are being received at the Mosti Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Ascenzo Trombetta

The obit of Ascenzo Trombetta appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on August 30, 1972
Ascenzo P. Trombetta, 80, of 655 Lawson Avenue, Steubenville, Ohio died at 7:10 p.m. Monday, August 28, 1972 in Ohio Valley Hospital after an extended illness.  He was born June 24, 1892 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province Aquila, Italy, son of the late Francesco and Brigida Gennette Trombetta.  He retired in 1968 from the Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp.  He was married in 1920 to the former Maria DiPronio who survives, also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Rosa Terrbile in Sora, Italy, a nephew, Louis Terrbile and a niece, Mrs. Tony (Rita) DiCarlantonio both of the residence. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, where a Solemn Funeral High Mass, will be celebrated 9 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 1972 with Msgr. Paul L. Richter celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Rosary Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Concetta Almonte Grossi

The obit of Concetta Almonte Grossi appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on August 23, 1971
Mrs. Concetta Grossi, 81, who resided with her son, Dominic Grossi of 636 Oxford Blvd., was dead on arrival at St. John Medical Center at 4:20 a.m today.  She had been in failing health for seven months.  A member of Sisters of Garibaldi of Follansbee, Catholic Woman's Club, League of the Sacred Heart and Holy Name Cathedral, she was the widow of Costanzo Grossi whom she married in September, 1920; He died in 1953.  She leaves four sons, Joseph, Sebastian (Bus) and Albert, all of Steubenville, and Dominic with whom she resided; two daughters, Mrs. Michael J. (Mary) Barber Sr. and Mrs. Anthony (Helen) Lamantia both of Steubenville; two brothers, John Almonte of Steubenville and Venancio Almonte of Providence, R.I.; two sisters, Mrs. Angela Del Monaco of Italy and Mrs. Marietta Del Monaco of Ansonia, Conn., 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Grossi was born March 23, 1890, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province, Aquila, Italy.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Tuesday: Solemn Requiem High Mass 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Holy Name Cathedral; Msgr. Regis J. Urig; Mt. Calvary Cemetery; Rosary Tuesday 8 p.m.

Clara Ciccolella Orsini

The obit of Clara Ciccolella Orsini appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on February 13, 1971
Follansbee -- Mrs. Clara Ciccolella Orsini, 62, of 402 Main Street, died Friday morning in the St. John Hospital.  A daughter of the late Liberatore and Julia Bonitatibus Ciccolella, she was born February 8, 1909, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.  Mrs. Orsini managed the Ohio Valley Drive-In concession stand for 13 years and was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of the church and the Sisters of Garibaldi.  Her husband, Pietro A. Orsini, preceded her in death in 1967.  Surviving are two sons, L. A. (Libby) Orsini, business manager at West Liberty College, and Henry both of Follansbee; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bridget) Andriano at home and Miss Julia Orsini, a teacher in Cambridge, Ohio; four brothers, Joseph P., Angelo, Anthony and Umbert, all of Follansbee; five sisters, Mrs. James (Eleanor) Weeda, Mrs. Guy (Rose) Fuscardo and Miss Mary Ciccolella, all of Follansbee, Mrs. Ann Buntrock
of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. Nick (Carmen) Fuscardo of Torrance, California, and three grandchildren.  Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday and Monday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee.  Rosary devotions will be held there Monday at 8:30 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church by Rev. Fr. Leonard Murray.  Interment will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Pietro DeStefano

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Pietro DeStefano appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on October 19, 1970
FOLLANSBEE — Mr. and Mrs. Pietro DeStefano of 112 Randall Avenue, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, October 25 with a Mass in their honor in their old homestead at 545 Main Street, at 1 p.m., followed by a reception there from 2-5 p.m.  Mrs. DeStefano is the former Olga Novelli, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Novelli of Pettorano sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy.  They were married in St. Anthony's Catholic Church Steubenville, October 31, 1920 by the Rev. Fr. Serafine Pierotti.  Mr. DeStefano is a retired Follansbee businessman.  The couple has nine children: Richard DeStefano at home, Phillip DeStefano of New York, Mrs. Amerigo (Fanny) Cesta of Steubenville, John DeStefano, Pete DeStefano Jr., Mrs. William (Sue) DiMichele and Mrs. Louis (Stef) Aremia, all of Follansbee.  They also have 24 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Vincenzo Carrara

The obit of Vincenzo Carrara appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on October 9, 1970
Requiem High Mass for Vincenzo Carrara, 82, of 393 Rosemont Avenue, a former partner in the S. and G. Beer Distributing Company, will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m.  Church with Berendt officiating followed by burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Rosary there today 7 p.m.  Mr. Carrara died Wednesday in Ohio Valley Hospital.  He leaves his widow, Mrs. Josephine Cicone Falone Carrara; a stepson, John Falone of East Liverpool, a foster daughter Mrs. John (Irma) Monaco Falone, whom he reared; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Fred (Laura) Staffilino of Mingo Junction and Mrs. James (Violet) Nelson of Steubenville; three brothers, Donato Carrara of Buffalo, New York, Giovanni Carrara and Joseph Carrara, both in Italy; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Panfilo DeSantis

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Panfilo DeSantis appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on May 18, 1970
FOLLANSBEE -- Mr. and Mrs. Panfilo DeSantis of Main Street will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, May 24 beginning with a noon Mass in St. Anthony's Church.  A reception from 1:30-5 p.m., at St. Francis Centre, Lee Road, will be hosted by their three children, Patsy DeSantis, Anthony DeSantis and Mrs. Victor (Margaret) Boni and families, all of Follansbee.  The couple also has 10 grandchildren.  Mr. and Mrs. DeSantis were married May 31, 1920 in Holy Mother Church, Pettorano sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy, by the Rev. Fr. Luigi Voce.  Mr. DeSantis is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale DeSantis and came to America in 1916.  He is a veteran of World War I and is a retired employee of Follansbee Steel Corp.  Mrs. DeSantis, the former Sebastiana Orsini, is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Orsini.  She came to the United States as a bride in 1920. 

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Agapite

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Agapite appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on April 8, 1970
CADIZ — The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Agapite of Cadiz will be observed with a mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 12, celebrated by the Rev. Fr. Adam Stromski, followed by a family gathering.  Mr. and Mrs. Agapite were married at Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, April 10, 1920, by the Rev. Fr. Francisco Coletti.  Mr. Agapite came to the United States in 1920. His wife, Bambina, and child followed in 1927.  The Agapites have two daughters, Mrs. Karl (Carmella) Boehk of Baltimore and Mrs. Frank (Anna) Crimi of Schenectady, N. Y., and nine grandchildren. 

Maria DeStefano D'Aurora

The obit of Maria DeStefano D'Aurora appeared in the Weirton(West Virginia) Daily Times on February 18, 1970
FOLLANSBEE - Maria DeStefano D'Aurora, 82, a resident of 508 Rose Street, Follansbee, died at 6:30 a.m. today in St. John Hospital.  She was born January 28, 1888, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, daughter of the late Domenico and Filomena DeStefano.  Mrs. D'Aurora was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  Her husband, Giovino D'Aurora, died January 20, 1952.  Surviving are three sons, Mino, Dominick and John, all of Follansbee; six daughters, Mrs. Guy (Fannie) Casarcia, Mrs. Anthony (Yolanda) Gillette and Mrs. Attilio (Nina) Boni, all of Follansbee, Miss Margaret D'Aurora and Miss Gena D'Aurora, both at home, and Mrs. John (Dollie) Jackfret of Wellsburg; two brothers, Pete DeStefano of Follansbee and Guy DeStefano of Miami, Florida; 18 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home, Follansbee, today from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 12 noon to 9 p.m.  Rosary devotions will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Friday.  A Solemn Consecrated Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Fr. Cesidio J. Federico as celebrant.  Interment will be made in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Mariano P. Cipriani

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Mariano P. Cipriani appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on January 16, 1970
FOLLANSBEE -Mr. and Mrs. Mariano P. Cipriani of 361 Highland Avenue, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, January 18.  A special anniversary mass will be celebrated in their honor at noon in St. Anthony's Catholic Church.  Friends and relatives will be received at a reception in the Garibaldi Lodge rooms from 1:30-5 p.m.  The former Angela Monaco and Mr. Cipriani were married January 22, 1920 in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy.  They have resided in Follansbee since coming to this country.  They are the parents of six children: Mrs. Benjamin (Theresa) Morelli of Steubenville; Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Diserio of Wellsburg, Mrs. Robert (Carol) Valenti and
Joseph B. Cipriani, both of Weirton, Mrs. Howard (Linda) Pfabe of Wellsburg and Romeo A. Cipriani at home.  They also have 10 grandchildren.  They are members of St. Anthony's Church.  Mrs. Cipriani is a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of the church and the Sisters of the Garibaldi.   Mr. Cipriani holds memberships in the Holy Name Society, Garibaldi and Eagle Lodges in Follansbee.  Mr. Cipriani retired in 1962 from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Liberatore Giannamore

The obit of Liberatore "Bert" Giannamore appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on July 29, 1969
Liberatore (Bert) Giannamore, 71, 271 Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville, died 2:40 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 1969, Ohio Valley Hospital.  Born July 23, 1898 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province, Aquila, Italy, son of the late Vincenzo and Michelena Emelio Giannamore.  Came to the U. S. in 1900 residing in Steubenville ever since.  Retired in 1962 from Weirton Steel as a crane operator in the 54 inch electric department.  Married in 1920 to the former Maria Taglieri who survives, also surviving a son, Robert A. Giannamore Sr. of Steubenville; two brothers, Ernest Giannamore and William Giannamore both of Steubenville, and four grandchildren.  Preceded in death besides parents, two brothers, Frank and Peter Giannamore, both of Steubenville.  Member of Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, 2nd United Presbyterian Church where services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 1969 with Rev. Mr. Edwin F. Fontaine officiating.  Burial Union Cemetery.  Friends are being received at the Mosti Funeral Home, 321 South 4th Street 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Nick Berarducci

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Berarducci appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on June 21, 1969
FOLLANSBEE - Mr. and Mrs. Nick Berarducci of 528 Rose Street, Follansbee, will observe their golden wedding anniversary July 3.  Mr. Berarducci and the former Italia Monaco were married in La Chiesa Madre Church, Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, with the Rev. Fr. Luigi Voci performing the ceremony.  They have two sons, Pete of Follansbee and Isidore of Follansbee, and four daughters, Mrs. Anna Crocetti of Steubenville; Mrs. Inez Oliver of Weirton; Mrs. Michael (Angeline) Kurclna of Follansbee, and Mrs. John (Evelyn) Manley of Mingo Junction.  They have 11 grandchildren.  Mr. and Mrs. Berarducci are members of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, where a mass will be celebrated in their honor at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 29.  A reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church Hall.  Mr. Berarducci retired March 1, 1965, after 40 years service from the Follansbee Plant of Wheeling Steel Corp. 

Carmella D'Aurora Bonitatibus

The obit of Carmella D'Aurora Bonitatibus appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on April 15, 1969
STEUBENVILLE - Mrs. Carmella Bonitatibus, 81, of 633 South Street, Steubenville, died Monday at 7:30 p.m., in St. John Hospital.  She had been hospitalized for three days.  She was born November 4, 1887, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province of Aquila, Italy, a daughter of the late Nicola and Nicolene D'Aurora.  She was married in 1907 to Pietro Bonitatibus.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Nick Bonitatibus of Steubenville; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Falkner, Mrs. Charles (Pearl) Zende, Mrs, Levio (Anita) Sperduti and Mrs. Leo (Ida) Kuczynski, all of Steubenville; a brother, Rocco D'Aurora of Baltimore, Maryland; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Requiem High Mass will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church with the Rev. Edmund Stabene as celebrant.  Interment will be held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Rosary devotions will be held Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Maria Domenica Grilli Berarducci

This article titled "Wonderful Life" appeared in the Dover (Ohio) Times Reporter on March 22, 1969
Maria Domenica Grilli Berarducci has walked a long and eventful path since she was born March 4,1888 at Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, to Pasquali Grilli, a charcoal factory worker, and his wife, Annunciata.  While sometimes rocky, it none-the-less has been traversed with courage and an abiding faith that "God will provide."  Maria's formal education ended with "graduation" from the 3rd grade, the highest educational attainment possible in-her town at that time.  Lorenzo Berarducci's path crossed hers after he returned from America where he had gone 7 years earlier, when he was 16.   After 9 months of courtship, on September 3,1908, Maria and Lorenzo were married in the Village church.  They set up housekeeping in the Italian village and resided 3 years in the home they purchased there.  But memories of life in America haunted Lorenzo, and he yearned to return to the mills where he once had worked.  Despite the disapproval of her parents, the young couple —Maria then 24 and Lorenzo 27 — embarked in October 1911 on the long ocean voyage to the "New World."  Mrs. Berarducci vividly recalls the landing November 11 at about 4 a.m., the rush through customs and the hasty pre-dawn departure from New York aboard a train bound for Pittsburgh.  In the steel capital, the Berarducci's changed trains and steamed to Dover where Lorenzo previously had been employed by Hanna Furnace Co.  Lorenzo, returned to work for Hanna and he and Maria moved into one of the company owned homes near the factory.  It was there that Lambert, their first child, was born in December 1912.  The Berarducci's resided in the company home until 1913. 
Unusually heavy rains fell that March, and there are many, like Mrs. Berarducci, who vividly remember "the flood."  The couple and their 6-month-old child were trapped within the home when the Tuscarawas River overflowed.  Mrs. Berarducci recalled the water was so deep it filled the oven of her coal stove.  A trunk containing her prized linens from Italy was overturned and she never was able to remove the mud stains, she said.  They finally were rescued by men in boats, but Mrs. Berarducci was firm about finding a new house on higher ground, even if it meant paying a little more than the $12 per month rent on the Hanna house.  Not too long after that, they moved to the house at 404 West 7th Street which Mrs. Berarducci still owns, although she resides with a daughter at 319 West 7th.  The family continued to enlarge, and, until the seventh child was "on the way," Mrs. Berarducci did all her wash on "the old washboard."  Although it produced "snow white clothes" with the addition of a lot of "elbow grease," she decided the time had come to abandon it in favor of an "automatic" washer.  The dirt was agitated out of "quite a few" clothes in the tub of the old wooden machine she acquired. In 1928, Lorenzo permitted his wife to purchase her first electric washer.  It reportedly was "still working like new" when she "pitched" it after purchasing a more up-to-date model.  Lorenzo's death in 1941 left Mrs. Berarducci with 4 of the couple's 10 children to rear.  With the help of the children and the money she made by selling vegetable plants she raised, she managed to provide for their needs.  Not one to "slow down," for 9 years, despite brief bouts with illness, she has gone daily to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church rectory, where she cooks for the parish priests.  In her spare time, she has crocheted many afghans.  Seven of the Berarducci children survive. Lambert, Pat and Ann are deceased.  Others are: Mrs. George (Angeline) Milyiori, with whom she resides, Mrs. Daniel (Carmi) Urfer and Mrs. Herb (Dolly) Feutz of Dover; Victor of Massillon; Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Allensworth of RD 1, Scio, and Mrs. Tom (Dorothy)Stephen and Tony of Euclid.  When Mrs. Berarducci celebrated her 81st birthday, members of her family gave a party for her in the K. of C. hall at Massillon.  Fifty were in attendance.  There are 26 grandchildren and 16 great - grandchildren.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Carmine Orsini

The obit of Carmine Orsini appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on September 24, 1968
FOLLANSBEE - Carmine Orsini, 69, of 725 Virginia Avenue, died today in St. John Hospital, Steubenville.  He was born September 6, 1899 in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy, a son of the late Antino and Raffalea Orsini.  Mr. Orsini was a retired employee of the Follansbee plant of the Wheeling Steel Corp. and was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church, Follansbee, Garibaldi Lodge, Eagle Lodge, Knights of St. Anthony of Steubenville Chapter.  He leaves his widow, Mrs. Margherita Suffoletta Orsini; two sons, Dermo A. Orsini of Follansbee and Sandy Orsini at home; a daughter, Mrs. Samuel A. (Antoinette) Bonacci of Weirton; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Cilli of Mingo Junction, and seven grandchildren.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home.  Requiem High Mass Friday, 9:30 a.m. St. Anthony's Church; Rev. Fr. Harold Moore; Oak Grove Cemetery; Rosary Thursday, 8 p.m.

Maria Ginnitti Cortez

The obit for Mrs. Maria Cortez appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on July 19, 1966
Mrs. Maria Cortez, 84, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Constance Palumbo of 258 Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Ohio Valley Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born December 16, 1883, in Pettorano sul Gizio, Province, Aquila, Italy, daughter of the late Concezio and Angela D'Aurora Ginnitti.  She was married in 1905to Gaetano Cortez, who died in 1961.  Surviving are two sons, John A. and Joseph J., both of Steubenville; four daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Grace) Vitale, Mrs. Palumbo, Mrs. Bus (Angela) Grossi and Mrs. Ann L. White, all of Steubenville; four sisters, Mrs. Carmela Vitale and Mrs. Monfredo (Assunta) Ciconne, both of Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Josephine DeSantis and Mrs. Rocco (Marguerita) Pace, both in Italy; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Cortez was a member of Catholic Women's Club, Mother of Sorrows Society and Holy Name Roman Catholic Cathedral, where Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9:30 a.m. Monday by the Rt. Rev. Msgr.  

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sisters Reunited

I ran across this article in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star, it appeared on September 10, 1966. 
Reunited After 53 Years -- Mrs. Concetta Ferrelli of 661 Prospect Avenue, Steubenville, widow of Joseph Ferrelli Sr., was visited by her sister, Mrs. Donato Crugnale, who recently moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, from Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy.  This was the first time the sisters had seen each other in 53 years.  Mrs. Ferrelli is 79 and Mrs. Crugnale is 77.  Mrs. Crugnale, Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Crugnale, her son and daughter-in law, Mr. and Mrs. Pietro Bonitatibus and family, spent the Labor Day weekend in Steubenville.

Nicola Orsini

The obit of Nick Orsini appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on May 13, 1966
Nicola (Nick) Orsini, 78, of 704 Western Avenue, Mingo Junction, Ohio, died Wednesday night, May 11,1966 at St. John Hospital, Steubenville.  Born April 1, 1888, in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Aquila, Italy, son of the late Anthony and Raffael Guglielmo Orsini.  He was a retired millwright, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Mill.  Member of St. Agnes Catholic Church.  His wife, Donala Cipolla Orsini preceded him in death in 1964.  Survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Bene (Raffaelina) Leone, Mingo Junction; Mrs. Alfred (Edith) Adyniec, Mingo Junction; Mrs. George (Norma) McCain,Wheaton, Maryland; Miss Wanda Orsini, Mingo Junction; 1 brother, Carmen Orsini, Follansbee; 1 sister, Mrs. Jesse Cilli, Mingo Junction, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.  Preceded
in death by 1 daughter, 2 brothers, 1 sister.  Services Requiem High Mass, Monday, May 16, 10 a.m. St. Agnes Church, Mingo, with Rev. Fr. William Young, celebrant.  Burial In Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville.  Friends may call at the Murphy Blaschalk Funeral Home, Friday 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m. in funeral home.

Golden Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berarducci

The 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berarducci appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on November 24, 1965
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berarducci of 110 Park Street, Mingo Junction, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, November 25, with a family gathering at their home.  Mr. Berarducci is the dean of the village council with 16 years of service.  He is a veteran steel workers with 56 years of employment in the local mills.  He worked at the old LaBelle plant from 1909 to 1916, at the the old Carnegie-Illinois Plant from 1916 to 1923, and has been with Wheeling Steel Corp. since.  Mr. Berarducci was born November 18, 1893 in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy, and came to this country with his family in 1906.  Mrs. Berarducci, the former Marie Cada, was born in Wellsville, Ohio, November 3, 1896.  They were married November 25, 1915, in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Mingo Junction, by the Rev. Fr. Daniel A. Coffey.  They have three children: Francis of 934 Oxford Blvd., Steubenville; Ernest Jr., of 240 Morris Avenue, Steubenville, and Mrs. Basil (Lucille) DiThomas of 251 Hallack Avenue, Mingo Junction.  They also have 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nunzio Tacozza

The obit of Nunzia Tacozza appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on September 8, 1965
FOLLANSBEE - Nunzio Carlo Tacozza, 80, of 401 Rose Street, Follansbee, died at 5:25 a.m. today at the Gill Memorial Hospital.
He was born February 17, 1885 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy, a son of the late Antonio and Marianna Ferrelli Tacozza.  He came to the United States in 1912 and was retired from the Follansbee Steel Corporation.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church and the Garibaldi Lodge.  His wife, Mrs. Christina D'Aurora, proceeded him in death in 1958.  Surviving are two sons: Anthony and Daniel, both of Follansbee; three daughters: Marianna, at home; Mrs. John (Violet) Stinoski, Follansbee; Mrs. Robert (Helen) Allen, Woodsdale; and 10 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Thursday where the rosary will be recited Friday at 8 p.m.  Requiem High Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11:30 am. at St Anthony's Church with Rev. Fr. Cesidio Federico as celebrant.  Burial in Oakgrove cemetery.

John Cercone

The obit of John Cercone appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on July 24, 1965
John Cercone, 68, of 953 Jefferson Street, Steubenville, died today at 12:15 a.m. at his residence.  He was born June 24, 1897 in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy, a son of the late Concezio and Bridgette Federico Cercone and came to the United States in 1914.  He was a retired employee of the Follansbee plant of the Wheeling Steel Corporation.  He was a member of St. Anthony's Church and the Garibaldi Lodge of Follansbee and the Follansbee Eagles.  He was married in 1923 to Theresa Bonaventura, who survives him.  Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, C.P., Jack and Gino of Follansbee and John Jr. of Weirton; two daughters, Margaret and Dora, both at home; a brother, Joseph of Follansbee and eight grand children.  Friends may call at the James Funeral Home in Follansbee from 8 to 9:30 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday.  Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Anthony Wojtus officiating.  Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Joseph D'Aurora

The obit of Joseph D'Aurora appeared in the Steubenville (Ohio) Herald Star on November 17, 1964
Joseph D'Aurora Sr., 82, of 712 Adams Street passed away at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, November 15, 1964 in the Ohio Valley Hospital, where he had been a patient since November llth.  Born, October 7, 1882 in Pettorano Sul Gizio, Province of Aquila Italy.  Son of the late Anthony and Angela Spagnoli D'Aurora.  Came to the United States in 1903 and settled in Mingo Junction.  In 1915, he moved to Steubenville and was self-employed as owner and operator of restaurant and cafe at corner of Adams and South 6th Street until his retirement in 1962.  Married to the former Marie Costanzo, October 9, 1910 and she preceded him in death in 1955. He is survived by 3 sons, Anthony J. D'Aurora, Guy D'Aurora and Joseph D'Aurora all of Steubenville, Ohio; 2 daughters, Miss Angela D'Aurora and Miss Julia D'Aurora both at home; 1 brother Daniel D'Aurora of St. Petersburg, Florida; 1 niece, Mrs. Alda D'Aurora Daverio of Steubenville and 6 grandchildren.  Preceded in death beside his parents and wife, by 1 infant daughter, Dora; 2 brothers Guy and Sebastian D'Aurora both of Italy; 3 sisters, Mrs. Frances DiStefano, Mrs. Carmella Carrara and Margaret D'Aurora all of Italy.  Member of Columbus Club and St. Anthony Church where Solemn Requlem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., Wednesday November 18, 1964.  Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Mosti Funeral Home 121 South Fourth Street, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., today.  Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the funeral home.