My Cousins In Italy!

The Chirico and Labrini Families

I just received a photo from Elisa Lambrini.  As you may recall, her mother Teresa, and Teresa’s sister, Mimma, are my mother’s cousins.  This is a picture of the entire family.

From the left: Pasquale Chirico, Mimma (Mauro) Chirico, Elisa’s boyfriend Filippo, Elisa Labrini, Giulio Labrini, Aldo Labrini, Davide Labrini, … Continue reading

Spotlight – Maria “Mary” (Mauro) Ficara

Maria "Mary" (Mauro) Ficara

Maria “Mary” (Mauro) Ficara was my maternal grandmother. She was born in Gallina, Reggio di Calabria, Calabria, Italy, on January 13, 1900. She was married on April 19, 1923. She emigrated from Italy to the United States on June 23, 1928 on the S.S. Duilio and arrived in New York on July 2, 1928. Continue reading