I found a posting in an archived forum from 2001 regarding Loreto Tessicini
from Sulmona and it contained a response from a Camille Irvine, who I think is
related to my father (by adoption) Anthony Tessicini. He grew up in Wilmingon,
MA with his father Loreto, mother Angela and siblings Cesidio and Mary. His
grandmother's name on his paternal side was Maria Colangelo. He recalls
taking a Camille Colangelo to a dance or prom when he was young. He also
recalls an older woman named Colangelo while growing up but doesn't
remember much else. I am wondering if perhaps you and Anthony are cousins?
I have no information at all about Maria Colangelo but assume that she was not
the only one in her family to come to America. I would love to put some of the
Also, anyone with any information regarding Loreto Tessicini and Angela
(DiPasquale) Tessicini (she was from Castellamare Adriatico, now Pescara) I
would love to hear from you.