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Date May 13, 2017
Name Kim de Franza
Email defr@rogers.com
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City TORONTO
State Ontario
Country Canada
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Date May 6, 2017
Name Kim de Franza
Email defr@rogers.com
Home Page 303W-500 Queens Quay W
City TORONTO
State Ontario
Country Canada
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Date January 5, 2017
Name Jim Melillo
Email Melillo123@hotmail.com
Home Page Priamvineyards.com
City Montecito
State Ca
Country Usa
Comments Thank you for bringing us together




Date December 25, 2016
Name Miriam Sanchez
Email MSanc160@gmail.com
Home Page
City Sayville
State NY
Country USA
Comments My grandfather was padulesi. Felice Follo.




Date August 30, 2016
Name Kathryn Minicozzi (Kathy)
Email divaandwriter@gmail.com
Home Page
City Bronx
State New York
Country USA
Comments My grandparents were Rocco and Angelina Minicozzi, who emigrated to the United States from Paduli in the early 1920s and settled in Oyster Bay, New York. My father was their oldest son, Giovanni (John) Minicozzi. He was born in Paduli and brought to the United States as a young child. My father fought in World War II. I was born in 1946, in Oyster Bay, but when I was three years old my father moved all of us to the State of Washington, where I grew up. My grandmother, Angelina Minicozzi, was a native of Paduli. When I asked her what her maiden name was, she said something that sounded like "Tatara." I am assuming that she was giving me a dialect pronunciation of "Tartaro" or "Tataro." I have not been able to find any records of anyone in Paduli with that name. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to find my grandmother's birth records? Also, I don't know the names of my grandfather's parents. My grandfather's name was Rocco Minicozzi. Minicozzi is a very common name in the area around Paduli, so I don'




Date February 7, 2016
Name Nicky DeJesu
Email nickdejesu2005@yahoo.com
Home Page www.travbuddy.com/nickdejesu
City Dallas
State Texas
Country USA
Comments Hi. My grandfather, Nicola DeJesu, came to New York from Paduli in the late 1800's. My father, Nick DeJesu, was born in Oyster Bay, New York and I was born in Glen Cove, New York - but I did not grow up in the US. I grew up in Naples, Italy and visited Paduli when it was hit by a devastating earthquake in the early 1960's. I moved to the US in 1976.




Date August 22, 2015
Name Joan Florio
Email itsme295@gmail.com
Home Page
City Holbrook
State New York
Country United States
Comments Hello My grandparents were Rocco & Tina Florio! I have really enjoyed your site! I learned some things about my history I never knew! Thanks so much Joanie Florio




Date August 6, 2015
Name Thom De Jesu
Email thom@daddy-o.com
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City Brooklyn
State NY
Country
Comments My grand parents and great grandparents were from Paduli... I was told my grandfather, Nicola, changed our spelling from De Iesu to De Jesu, for some mysterious reason. Nice to see my relatives names on your list, those names I only remember dimly from my childhood and see the actual dates they arrived here.




Date February 3, 2015
Name Kim Jackson
Email Kajackson@optonline.net
Home Page
City Farmingville
State Ny
Country Usa
Comments My Great Grandfather, Rocco Vissichelli, came to NY from Paduli between 1885 and 1887. He was born in Paduli in 1869. He married Teresa Pasquale (not 100% of spelling) i know Vissichelli is sometimes spelled Vesichella, vessichello, Vessichelli. Hard to find more info on them.




Date October 22, 2014
Name James LaBella
Email jimlabella@thetaxdepot.org
Home Page 3156 LAUREL VIEW LANE
City TOBYHANNA
State PA, 18466
Country USA
Comments My father Ralph LaBella was born in Paduli on November 24, 1920. He made a great life for himself and his family on Long Island, NY




Date July 24, 2014
Name mary colangelo
Email nannymair@yahoo.com
Home Page
City glen cove
State n y
Country nassau
Comments Looking for birth records of paternal grand father john colangelo who came to usa in 1907 from paduli




Date July 4, 2014
Name William Donnino
Email paduli@outlook.com
Home Page
City Syosset
State NY
Country United States
Comments My paternal grandparents were from Pauli. Carmine Donnino (his name is on the plaque), and Antonia La Rocca.




Date February 4, 2013
Name Diana
Email diana.m.luchko@gmail.com
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City hamilton
State NJ
Country USA
Comments please note you have my great grandmother's name listed incorrectly on your list of immigrants. Her name appears as Vittoria but it is really Villermina Massimiano who arrived in April 1911 on the ship Duca D'Aosta. Her name appears correctly on the bronze plaque, Villermina Martini. (Martini being her married name.) Thanks so much for the correction.




Date June 15, 2012
Name Linda Scaramuzzo-Tolmie
Email ttomlin8@aol.com
Home Page
City Jupiter
State Fl
Country USA
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Date May 28, 2012
Name Claudio Mainiero
Email claudiomainiero@tiscali.it
Home Page www.masseriarossetti.it
City paduli
State BN
Country Italia
Comments Ciao a tutti i padulesi "americani", presto in Agosto 2012 io e la mia famiglia saremo da voi in Florida da Alex De Angelis...




Date December 18, 2011
Name Peter & Karen Vivenzio
Email karendude1@aol.com
Home Page
City Boston
State MA
Country USA
Comments Peter Vivenzio is a descendant of the Paduli Vivenzio's. I am told: James Vivenzio married Angelina Marco Guiseppe in New York, then moved to Pennsylvania where he worked as a coal miner. They had 13 chlildren, 11 survived. The family then moved to Auburn NY. James Vivenzio worked with his brother Augostino at International Harvestor. My husband is of that lineage, and his father Gus Vivenzio still lives in Auburn NY. We hope to visit Paduli in June 2012.




Date November 30, 2011
Name rick savinetti
Email rickjs8@gmail.com
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City Toronto
State Ontario
Country Canada
Comments Hi my grandfather Carlo Savinetti was born in Paduli around 1912 .Came to Toronto in the late 1950's.




Date September 6, 2011
Name Theresa Teed Garries
Email rtgarries@msn.com
Home Page
City Fox Island
State WA
Country USA
Comments I talked to you beiefly as I was going to Paduli in 2007 because my daughter Amanda was studying abroad in Rome. We then caught up with you again in New York in the summer of 2007 as the Paduli representatives came there. What a lot of work you have done. It was fun seeing my grandparents names in your log. Thanks for all you do!




Date March 13, 2011
Name Joseph C. Avella
Email thespianjca@gmail.com
Home Page
City Long Beach
State NY
Country U.S.A.
Comments Enjoy your website. I believe you once listed my mother's death notice (Katharine [Mainella] Avella) which was very kind of you. I also enjoyed your article on Rocco Florio, whom I remember with much affection, especially when we were in Paduli for the St. Rocco Feast back in 1969. I am getting to retire and I have some information which may be of interest to you, i.e. things given to me by my mother including the programs for the testimonial dinners of Frank S. Mainella, MD (my uncle) and Michael C. Barone MD (my cousin), a guest list from Dr. Barone's testimonial ( a Who's Who of the Padulesi in East New York, Brooklyn, some photographs of the testimonial dinners as well as a program honoring the Golden Jubilee of Monsignor Enrico De Vivo, my grandmother's (Clementina [Massimiano] Mainella's cousin. As I will be retiring to Puerto Rico and must part with many personal treasures, if the Society is interested in these, I will be glad to donate them to you. Tante belle cose, Joe Avella




Date February 21, 2011
Name Veronica Miscione Blevins
Email paint@taosnet.com
Home Page
City El Prado
State New Mexico
Country USA
Comments My grandparents were from Paduli. They lived in East New York, Brooklyn and visited relatives in Oyster Bay. My sister and I visited Paduli about 7 years ago and would like to make another trip. I appreciate your site and will visit often. Grazie tanto, Veronica




Date June 4, 2010
Name Shawn Blowers
Email blowers14@yahoo.com
Home Page
City Auburn
State New York
Country United States
Comments I just wanted to update my email address and would like to know if or when there is going to be a trip to Paduli upcoming or are the Padulese coming back here again to Oyster Bay,,,does anybody know?? Thank you....or Grazie




Date January 17, 2010
Name Peter Labansky
Email Pete54626@comcast.net
Home Page
City Naugatuck
State Connecticut
Country USA
Comments My Grandmother was Maddalena D'Angelis and my grandfather was Raffaele Messera.




Date December 20, 2009
Name Julian Gabriel Rossetti
Email jrossetti1@tampabay.rr.com
Home Page
City New Port Richey
State Florida
Country u s a
Comments I was born Giulio(Julian)Rossetti at Davis Street, Locus Valley, N. Y. and lived at 40 Cherry Street just up the hill. Went to L.V gramer school and Glen Cove Higi. W W 2 Vet.




Date November 27, 2009
Name Miriam Sanchez
Email MSanc160@optonline.net
Home Page
City Sayville
State NY
Country USA
Comments My maternal grandfather was from Paduli. I don't know much about him since he died shortly before I was born. He came to the United States around 1907, and was 20 years old. He used to visit people every weekend in Oyster Bay. I don't know if these people were related or just friends. His name was Felice Follo.




Date November 18, 2009
Name Ellen
Email p_floyd@comcast.net
Home Page
City Paradise
State ca
Country USA
Comments Hello; I am trying to find my biological father. His name was Charles Minicozzi. I was born in Queens NY in the middle 1950's. My mother's name was Almina or Dee Dee--I do not know if they were ever married.