Stories and Tributes

Maria Arcaro née Forte
Maria Arcaro née Forte

Maria Arcaro née Forte Feb. 27, 1921. Died in 2016

Filena Fiorita (née: Bruno)
Filena FIorita née Bruno

Filena Fiorita née Bruno Born in San Pietro in Guarano, Cosenza, in Calabria in 1914 and died in Montreal in 2014. At a 100 years!

Poetessa Elide Viviana Pagano
Elide Viviana Pagano née Trotta

A Tribute to our Mother, lovingly by daughters Aurora Pagano and Lori Spadafora.

Julia Hanna & Nonna
Maria Domenica Baldassara

By Julia Hanna, owner and chef @ Ritorno Restaurant in Oakville Ontario. A big part of Ritorno is Julia’s tribute, the ‘Nonna Wall’

Guilia Vittoria nee Babuin Pancino_1945
Giulia Pancino née Babuin

As told by her daughter Lillian (Liliana) Libralato née Pancino

Maria nee Ros Chiaradia
Maria Chiaradia née Ros

Maria Antonietta Chiaradia (née Ros) was born on June 13th, 1935 at home in Bannia di Fiume Veneto, Pordenone, Italy.


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