Fanelli - Santella - Riccia, Campobasso, Italy

Posted by noel- AT - mcn.org">Dominic E Noel on 06/10/02 at 12:16 AM
Subject: Fanelli - Santella - Riccia, Campobasso, Italy

Loking for information on this family:

There were two Domenico Fanelli's born in Riccia in about 1885.
Ones father was Nicola Fanelli born about 1835 married to Concetta Serage born about 1845.

My grandfather was Domenico Fanelli
b. July 25, 1885 in Riccia, Campobasso, Italy d. March 10, 1940
He married Philomena ' Minnie' Santella in Westmoreland Co., PA.
He went by the name of Dominic Fanell and all his children use this spelling of the surname.

Brothers: Pasquale Fanelli b. Abt. 1884 in Riccia
Joseph Fanelli b. abt. 1888 in Riccia
One of the brothers returned to Italy.


Joseph Santella b. 1863 Riccia, Campobasso, Italy d. 1934 Westmoreland Co., PA
wife Philomena Ponderendolph her brother was Mike Ponderendolph
Philomena ' Minnie' Santella b. February 25, 1892 d. January 28, 1981
Frank A Santella b. Abt. 1898 d. 1997
Daniel Santella b. 1898 d. 1963

The Moffa's are related in this country (U.S.), but I do not know how.
They may also be from Riccia.

Dominic E Noel noel- AT - mcn.org

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