The Narrative
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The Narrative

Family archive photo ca. 1920


My grandmother was a workhorse. My father’s mother was born on October 22, 1900 in Genosa, Italy to Mary and Joseph Pizzulli. She was their third child after Angelina and Rose. Her younger brothers were James and Nicholas.

When Carmela was a very young child, she emigrated to the United States with her father. They didn’t have her official birth certificate when she got here. This…



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Victoria Ponte

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