Fazioli from Frosolone

Posted by Maya Doyle on September 15, 2004 at 13:18:46:

My paternal great-aunt, Kitty Doyle, was married to Bayardo "Billy" Fazioli. She was in the Ziegfeld Follies in the 1920's. Billy was a musician, along with his brothers Caesar and Bernardo. Bernardo died in the Coconut Grove fire in Boston in 1942. I beleive there were older brothers also. Their parents were Rocco Fazioli and Flora (?), who lived in Massachusetts, but who came from Frosolone through Ellis Island in 1904 on the St. Paul. I have seen many genealogy postings for Gennaro Fazioli - I am wondering how Rocco and Gennaro might be related. Though this is not my direct family, I have become fascinated by the Fazioli musicians and I want to track down some of their music and history. I am wondering if there is a connection with the Fazioli piano-makers (modern). I also have beautiful photos of Kitty from her Ziegfeld days. I have a family tree on Ancestry.com that I would be happy to share. Perhaps this is a missing branch of someone else's tree!

Best regards, Maya

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