Giordano family in Capriglia

Posted by Joy DeFazio on November 03, 2015 at 22:05:18:

Matilda Giordano was born 1 Apr 1878 in Capriglia Irpina, Avellino, Italia, daughter of Philip and Columba Giordano; on 2 Mar 1902 in Capriglia she married Biagio Alfonso DeFazio, b. April 1883 in Capriglia. Matilda was expecting a child when Biagio emigrated to the US leaving Matilda behind. Their son, Giuseppe "Joe" DeFazio was born 19 June 1906 in Capriglia.

Eight years later Biagio sent for Matilda and Giuseppe and they arrived in New York, USA, 1913 or 1914. The family ended up in Clarksburg, Harrison Co., West Virginia, where Matilda and Biagio had 4 more children. Biagio died in West Virginia in 1951 and Matilda in 1960.

Their grandson, John DeFazio, visited Matilda's sister, Colomba, and her family in Capriglia, Avellino, in 1962 and again in November 1963. However, he does not remember the married name of Colomba Giordano only remembers that Colomba's daughter was married to Angelo (surname unknown). He has photographs of the family and sites in Capriglia taken during these visits.

I am willing to share these photographs and hope that someone can supply contact information for these missing family members.

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