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Filemena "Fanny" Lucarelli

Filemena “Fanny” Lucarelli

A few weeks ago I was doing some research on the Lucarelli side of the family, and I found some information on Nancy Lucarelli.  Nancy’s father was Anthony Lucarelli, my father’s cousin.  I didn’t have much information on Nancy, so I started digging a little further, and I found out her married name now was Nancy Leaming.  After some more research, I found a telephone number I believed to be hers.  I then made one of my famous, “Hi, you don’t know me, but we’re related”, phone calls.  I got her answering machine and left a message.  I did find the correct Nancy, and she called me back.  We talked for a little while and then started to exchange e-mails.  She looked at the family tree, and gave me quite a bit of information I didn’t have about her family, and sent me a few pictures.  She then suggested that I contact her cousin, Marcy Mancini, on Facebook because she has a lot of documents and pictures.

Marcy’s Grandmother was Carmal “Millie” Lucarelli, my father’s cousin.  I found Marcy on Facebook, but I couldn’t get in touch with her there, so I started digging.  I found her on LinkedIn, and left her a message there.  I found her work e-mail address and sent her an e-mail there.  I found what I believed to be her phone number, got the answering machine, and left her a message there.  Fortunately for me, Marcy didn’t believe I was a stalker, and e-mailed me back.  She is so nice!  This week-end she looked at the family tree, told me one thing I had wrong, and then proceeded to tell me a few stories!  To top things off she sent the picture you see at the top of this post.  It’s a picture of Filemena “Fanny” Lucarelli, taken the year that she died.  The only other picture I’ve seen of her was in a group photo that I’m going to guess was taken about 1925/6.  As soon as I saw this picture I got so excited I ran into the kitchen.  Diane was right in the middle of cooking supper.  I made her stop and come back to my office so I could show her!  Thank you so much Marcy, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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