I am the great granddaughter of Carmela/Carman De Martino. Her daughter, my grandma was Lillian Fattoruso Cromarty from NJ and Copiague, NY. My mom is Kerry Cromarty. I am Donna Yancosek, born in Amityville, NY. I live in Texas.
Carmela's younger sister was Christina De Martino Grassi....born maybe in the US at the turn of the century.
Carmela's Story: Carmela came over from Salerno, Naples in 1899 with 3 brothers at age 18. Her parents were Saverio and Lucy Marazzo De Martino.
Saverio and Lucy/Lucia/Lucille were in the USA for about 14 mo's before Carmela and the boys arrived. They left Carmela in Italy at age 16 to care for 4 kids. 3 brothers Basilco, Saverio, and Ciro. There was a little girl who fell into a VERY hot tub and either drowned or died from burns in Italy.Maybe why Saverio and Lucy had Christina in the USA! The brothers names became American and changed! To what? I dont know!One was Sam? Anyway, Christina must have been born around 1899 on. I have a picture of her in 1948 and she looked up there in age.
I have 2 pictures of Christina's sons: Ercole and his brother Daniel when they were kids.One of the brothers commited suicide when he was 35. I have another photo of one of them in WWII military uniform.I know there was a sister...maybe Gaydos from Pa?
This side is from NJ and Pa I believe. Can you all help me on the genealogy?
I would love to chat!
Your cousin, Donna Blizzard
I know she used to go visit her relatives in Cannonsberg, Pa. She had a dear cousin Carmie in Pa I think and Tony Lombardo in NJ???