Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameAntonino Di Paola , GG Grandfather, M
Birth10 Mar 187858
Death25 Aug 1959, Cattafi - San Filippo del Mela, Sicily, Italy58
BurialSan Filippo del Mela, Messina, Sicily
FatherMichelangelo Di Paola , M (1850-1935)
MotherRosa Ragno , F
1Cristina Mastroeni , GG Grandmother, F
Birth3 Jan 187958
Death31 Jul 1953, Cattafi - San Filippo del Mela, Sicily, Italy
BurialSan Filippo del Mela, Messina, Sicily
Family Media
ChildrenMichelangelo , M (1900-1918)
 Giuseppina (Josephine) (Died as Child), F
 Giovanni (1) (Died as Infant), M
 Rosina (Rose) , F (1905-1997)
 Anna Maria Carmela , F (1906-1988)
 Angelina (Angela) , F (1908-1972)
 Giuseppe (1) (Died as Child), M
 Giuseppe (Peppino) , M (1913-1982)
 Nicolino , M (1916-1941)
 Santo , M (1917-2002)
 Santa (Santina) , F (1919-2001)
Notes for Antonino Di Paola
He had two sisters and no brothers. Sister, Fortunata, married Francesco Valenti.
At the turn of the 20th century, Antonino Di Paola and his family emigrated to Newark, New Jersey. They lived at 114 N. Canal St. where two daughters were born in 1905 and 1906. Feeling threatened by the extortionists of the "The Black Hand", the family subsequently returned to Cattafi, Sicily, Italy.

A description of Cattafi by Chris DeMarco in 2004:
“Cattafi has about 800 people... There really is only one main street that runs on a ridge and then the town falls off to valleys on the east and west sides. There is a little post office, a pharmacy, 2 small supermarkets, the Hotel Royal where we stayed, 3 restaurants including the one at the Royal, a butcher, a hardware store, a little odds and ends store called "Un pui di tutti", barber, hair dresser, elementary school and church, and soccer pitch. There is some new building activity- fairly handsome 4 storey apartment buildings and some substantial new single family homes. I am sure people commute to Milazzo or Messina from here for work. It seems fairly stable as a community seeing as it is in a commuter shed- unlike my Dad's [Frank DeMarco’s] village (Podargoni) which only has 30 people left. It is an attractive retirement location and the apartments probably have a fair number of seniors living in them- but a bit on the quiet side!”
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