Stan, I'm posting this message to keep the momentum going in hopes that any new information posted might attract other relatives. As I said in my email to you it was great finally connecting with you.I put in the mail a copy of the newspaper account of Fedele's death.In the article it lists the names of his kids, and there is a separate article about the death of one of his sons, Joseph.Also, I included a copy of his social security application.On it you'll notice that he listed his parents' names as Joe Rocco and Theresa Frugiletti and his place of birth, Saponaro, Italy -- now called Grumento Nova.
Stan, we did a search of the phone directory for Italy and came up with one listing of a Rocco in Grumento Nova:the name is Nicolla Rocco.We're sending a letter to her to see if there is a connection.If so, we plan on visiting her when we're in Grumento Nova in September of this year.
Today I received an email from Jim Teague informing me that Rafaele Rocco was Fedele's brother, and that his wife Jeanine is Rafaele's granddaughter(I think.).I responded to him via email.This is all exciting stuff, isn't it.