This post is about the parents and maternal grandparents of Seraphine Graffagnino. Seraphine married Russell Gerace. Seraphine and Russell reared their family in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Seraphine's parents are buried in Plaquemine, Louisiana.
Mary Josephine Mendolia Graffagnino and Gioachino Graffagnino. Our family called him Jake Graffagnino. Some family notations showed her as Mary Grace Graffagnino but that was incorrect per her birth and marriage records. Mary and Jake spent their later years in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Repubblica Italiana, Comune di: Castelvetrano Atto N.155; Estratto dai registri degli atti di matrimonio Marriage 4/10/1884 (October 4, 1884): Gioachino Graffagnino (21 years old) to Maria Giuseppa Mendolia (21 years old); Marriage in Castelvetrano.
Atto N. 95 Anno 1863; Estratto dai registri degli atti di nascita Date of Birth 05-02-1863 (February 5, 1863 in Castelvetrano): Maria Giuseppa Mendolia; Father: Giuseppe Mendolia; Mother: Leonarda Oliveri Annotazioni: Coniugata con Gioachino Graffagnino October 4, 1884 in Castelvetrano
Verification of birth and marraige records received November 6, 2012.