Emidio Tirabassi was born February 25,1881 in Sulmona Italy. He came to the U.S with his brother at the age of 16. He returned to Italy after a time, joined the army, got married, had a child, and moved back to the U.S. setteling in Niagra Falls. In 1917, he and his family moved to Henrietta New York, a suburb or Rochester. Emidio was married to Anna Pettrilli, who died of complications of childbirth in 1927. There were four children, who operated on eof the latgest dairy farms in monroe County. Julia born 1911, Frank born 1917, Sam born 1920 and John the only serviving child of Emidio and Anna born 1923.
Emidio had eleven grandchildren, Ann Marie, John Jr. Robert, Ronald, Gerald, Mary, Donald, Thomas, Karen, Sandra, and Richard. There are twenty-eight great grandchildren, and fourteen great great grandchildren. Until 1997 the family operated a farm and Country Store. The farm and business have since been sold.