I recently discovered that my Great-Grandmother's name was Maria Scarpitto. I believe she was from Roccaraso or environs, in L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy.
She married Francesco or Francesio Capaldo, in Italy. Their daughter (Maria?) Pasqua Capaldo married Giovanni Bucci, in Roccaraso. In Roccaraso, they had two daughters: Cloraria (Gloria) Bucci, and my Grandmother Giselda (Elizabeth) Bucci.
Both Giovanni and Paqua were in the US by about 1915. Giovanni, Pasqua and Cloraria were all in Ravenna OH at that point in time.
Giselda/Elizabeth married Michele Frabotta in L'Aquila in 1913. Michele/Michael and Elizabeth and their daughter Anna Maria immigrated to Western PA.
Michele's parents were Ippolito/Paul Frabotta and Anna (Maria?) Cugini, of Roccaraso. Don't know if they ever came to the US.
Anyone with ANY information on these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.