We grew up in Northeast Philadelphia on Whitehall Lane. 9 years later moved to Southern New Jersey and lived here ever since. We have had family reunions with the Rantuccios and the Squilla's but none with the Patete's.
My father(Fred Patete) was given to my grandparents, Helen Krosier Hill and Albert Patete at a very young age in New York.He was given to them by a woman whom my Grandmother was a nurse with in the Army around the year 1945-1946 b/c he was only 6 months old when they took him. I would love to know this side of my family. My grandparents have been deceased for over 10 years now. My father was told at the age of about 43 and is very ill from a stroke now. H wasn't told until after my grandmother had passed away and my grandfather was not well enough to give him a name. My grandparents were not his biological parents but had raised him since he was an infant. He was given(no legal adoption), just given to my grandmother. He has 4 sisters out there somewhere which are my aunts and I have a whole family that I know I must be like, because I am nothing like my mother. I am desperately searching for who I am. I don't even know myself anymore. If anyone can help me, please contact me as soon as possibleYou can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.