NameAnna Maria Carmela Di Paola , G Grandmother, F
Birth21 Jun 1906, Newark, New Jersey
Death1988, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BurialHoly Cross Cemetery, Toronto
ReligionRoman Catholic
FatherAntonino Di Paola , M (1878-1959)
MotherCristina Mastroeni , F (1879-1953)
Spouses
1Antonino (Antonio) Valenti , G Grandfather, M
Birth10 Jun 1893, San Filippo del Mela, Messina, Sicily8
Death29 Sep 1956, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupationchauffeur, builder
ReligionRoman Catholic
FatherPaolo Valenti , M (1856-1940)
MotherMaria Di Paola , F (1866-1959)
Marriage10 Jun 1925, Toronto, Ontario, Canada8
Notes for Anna Maria Carmela Di Paola
Apparently under the feudal system her family was a warden of the lands for the baron and therefore they had some status over the workers and lived in a better house. After the end of the feudal system her father was a land owner.

Her parents came to U.S.A and Anna was born there but the story goes that “The Black Hand”, a precursor of the Mafia, was demanding protection money and the family felt threatened. Therefore they moved back home to Sicily.

Emigrated to Canada and arrived in Halifax on May 6, 1925 to marry Antonino Valenti in Toronto.
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