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Tom Fusia tfusia@FusiaFuscaFamily.com
this letter because I stumbled upon the website you and your family
has put together to honor your heritage. Like you, I share much
of the same history and possibly, lineage. My name is Mark
Decaria. I am 57 years old. I was born in Ogden, Utah.
My grandfather and grandmother on my father's side were originally
from Vallelonga, Calabria, Italy. My grandfather, Domenic
Decaria, emigrated to the U.S. in 1904, coming through Ellis
Island, staying and working in Pennsylvania and upstate New York for
several years before catching the train west. His future wife,
Assuntina Villela, emigrated with her family shortly after and ended
up in Ogden. The two met and were married.
the the other family members also emigrated as well, and now live in
Toronto, Canada. The name there is Mandarano. My parents
have been to Toronto to visit them, but I have not been able to make
know if there is a central clearinghouse for turn-of-the-century
Calabrian immigrants where information can be located? Some of
my cousins have completed a partial genealogy beginning with my
great-great grandparents but we have learned that the small church in
Vallelonga where birth, baptismal and death records were located has
burned and many, if not most, were destroyed.
the history, photographs and other memorabilia found on your website.
speak Italian? If so, Scrivi me quando lei hai ricevuto quest'
il vostro tempo.
I was born in Pizzoni and my family migrated to Australia in the 50ís.
My parents names are Giuseppe Pasquino and Maria Donato and most of my
mothers relatives (Donato) migrated to Toronto around the same time. Her
brothers and sisters in Toronto are Carlo Donato, Ottavio Donato, Nicola
Donato, Raffaela Capone and Giuseppina De Pace. My uncle in
Australia also from Pizzoni was Forunato Monardo (now deceased).
My aunt (now deceased) in Toronto was Caterina Donato.
I am wondering if we could in any way be either related or have
relatives who are related.
I would love to hear from you.
love your site and all the information on your family and some
information on Pizzoni. My name is Maria Caterina Pasquino and I
was born in Pizzoni. My great grandmotherís maiden name was La
Caria and my grandfather was a Donato. We are trying to put our
own family tree together but are having trouble with the Pasquino side
of the family and I think that a few years ago I saw a site where either
yourself of someone from your family connected Caterina Donato( my
grandmother has that name) and marrying a Pasquino from another town.
So far we think that the Pasquino family are foreigners to
if you have time and would like to write back to me with some
information to help me put together my family tree I would appreciate.
BY the way I live in
and we are the only Pasquinos here.
the election goes the way you want it to go.
October 31, 2008
Marta, I think you and I might be related. My name is Caterina
Pasquino and I was born in Pizzoni. I found this site as I was
looking for my grandparents whose surname is LaCaria. I have an
uncle with a surname of Monardo and I recognise some of the other names
My father is Pasquino married Caterina Donato and on my mother's side,
she is a Donato and her mother's surname is Bono, My mother's paternal
grandmother goes by the name La Caria and they all lived in Italy and
some went to Toronto Canada. I live in Australia. MY sisters
and I are currently doing our family tree and would love to know if we
have other family we did not know about.
Keep in touch
What a wonderful collection of family history! My parents, from
Pizzoni, emigrated to Toronto, Canada in the early 50's. My maiden
name is Donato. Could we be related?
up: June 25
It's so nice to hear from you. Actually one of my sister's
name's is Caterina Donato. Our Donato line in Pizzoni goes back to
at least 150 years ago as well (as far as I know). Two of the
streets in Pizzoni were named after my father's uncles - Via Salvatore
Donato and Via Giorgio Donato. I think they were war heroes.
My mother's maiden name was LaNeve. Her mother's was LaCaria and
on my father's side, his mother's maiden name was Monardo. There are
Macri, Alemanni, Francica, Maida, Pittimada and Arena in the
family as well. As both my parents are now deceased, it's a
pity I can't ask them any further questions. I still have a cousin
who lives in Pizzoni. I visited Pizzoni twice, the last time being
in 1980. I guess it's time I went back for another
Keep in touch!
Grandfather, Domenico, emigated from Vallelonga in 1904. After a
brief stay in Pennsylvania and other states east of the Mississippi, he
came west to Utah where he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad.
thoroughly enjoyed this site.
All the old family
names from Vazzano are great to see recorded here. My father Domenico De
Grano was born in Vazzano and now lives in Toronto, Canada. His father
lived in Braddock,PA around the 1930's.
My grandfather on my mothers side, Antonino Scida lived in Johnsonburg,
PA from 1915 to 1933. Great site !
Very interesting information! Thanks!
Great website..interested in any Pelaia info ..especially in Petone or
Serra St. Bruno....I have some
Also, Pisani, Tucci, Pelaia, Giancotti....any of these names in your
November 14, 2006
Keep up the good work. This is my first time back in a while.
I really liked the recent news part. Very Cool!!!!!!
September 8, 2006
Wonderful site. I am from Johnsonburg, PA and am
very familiar with the family names listed in your site as our community
still has many of these names are still very common......my step father
is Joseph Malfara!
August 27, 2006
ATTENTION: TOM FUSIA
TOM, ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. MY NAME IS ANTHONY CARLISANO AND IM
, AND FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS IHAVE BEEN RESEARCHING MY FAMILY TREE (CARLISANO)
AND JUST TODAY 8/27/2006 WHILE SEARCHING FOR INFO ON MY FAMILY (CARLISANO)
TOWN OF PIZZONI
, I STUMBLED ACROSS THIS SITE !!!
WOW TOM !! WHAT A WONDERFUL PAGE !
HOW DID YOU DO THIS AND HOW DID YOU FIND ALL THIS INFO ABOUT YOUR FAMILY
IS FANTASTIC !
TOM, THIS IS THE REASON IM
CONTACTING YOU. TOM IM AT A ROAD BLOCK ! I
CANT GET ANY WHERE ON MY FAMILY GENEOLOGY ! ALL
I KNOW IS THAT MY GREAT GRANDFATHERS NAME WAS NICOLA CARLISANO AND THAT
HE CAME FROM THE TOWN OF
I HAVE CONFIRMED THAT AND I DO KNOW THAT I STILL HAVE FAMILY
THERE ! AND I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO FIND OUT MORE INFO ON HIM
AND THE CARLISANO FAMILY FROM
! AND AFTER SEEING THIS SITE
I WAS FLOORED ON HOW WELL IT WAS DONE ! I GUESS MY QUESTION IS,
HOW DID YOU DO IT ! AND HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE NAME CARLISANO
! LOOKING FOR ANY GUIDANCE OR INFO YOU CAN FORWARD ON THE CARLISANO'S
ONCE AGAIN TOM WHAT A WONDERFUL
PAGE, I SURE WOULD LIKE TO BE
ABLE TO DO THIS FOR MY FAMILY ! HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE SOON,
I REALLY REALLY LOVED THIS SITE
April 8, 2006
job with the website Tom!! So fun to surf thru and see the photos
and all......Congratulations to Kevin and Wendy.....don't y'all think
their baby looks just like Uncle Sevvy?? (smile)
at that cutie little Tina in her flower girl dress!!! Tina and
Marian were the sweetest little flower girls.....how precious!!
April 8, 2006
Papa!!! The website looks great!!! I can't wait to see
you in May for graduation!