Stories and Tributes

Maria Domenica Baldassara

Julia Hanna, owner and chef @ Ritorno Restaurant in Oakville Ontario.  www.ritorno.caA big part of Ritorno is Julia’s tribute, the ‘Nonna Wall’ Ritorno is dedicated to my Nonna- Mari…

Guilia Vittoria nee Babuin Pancino_1945
Giulia Babuin Pancino

as told by her daughter Lillian Pancino Libralato Giulia Pancino (née Babuin) was born at home in Vallenoncello, Pordenone on January 10th, 1920 and died in Toronto on January 22nd, 2013. Giulia was a…

Maria nee Ros Chiaradia
Maria Chiaradia

Maria Antonietta Chiaradia (née Ros) was born on June 13th, 1935 at home in Bannia di Fiume Veneto, Pordenone, Italy. In 1956 at the tender age of 20, Maria immigrated to Canada to marry her childhood…


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