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Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby fadippides » 31 Aug 2010, 01:41

Hi,

I was wondering if someone can help me track down information on Frankie Valli's mother. Her name is Maria and I believe she may be a Rinaldi from Oak/Walnut st in Dunmore, PA. I am trying to establish the link in this branch but cant positively ID her. The 1940 Census would provide more information when it is released.

The closest I can guess is:

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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby PeterTimber » 31 Aug 2010, 01:57

If she was born abroad and immigrated tothe USA perhaps checking for her arival may provide the information you sek. =Peter=
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby fadippides » 31 Aug 2010, 02:10

I think the biggest problem is not knowing her maiden name. I believe it to be Rinaldi and did find a Maria that came over and would be the approximate age to marry. Just trying to think of how I can confirm if she is the correct one.
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby PeterTimber » 31 Aug 2010, 12:23

Social security death index after 1963? Maria is often not the given first name but is an add-on...was she firstborn, second or third to determine what her name should be if her parents names are known.

What is the family most used first female names? Any oral history inthe family? Old letters, post cards, patron saints ?? =Peter=
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby suanj » 31 Aug 2010, 13:41

fadippides wrote:Hi,

I was wondering if someone can help me track down information on Frankie Valli's mother. Her name is Maria and I believe she may be a Rinaldi from Oak/Walnut st in Dunmore, PA. I am trying to establish the link in this branch but cant positively ID her. The 1940 Census would provide more information when it is released.


Frankie surname was( or is) Castelluccio or Valli? the him birthyear and birthplace? if you can add more details maybe we can help better...
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby misbris » 31 Aug 2010, 15:34

Here is a bio of Frankie Valli. Doesn't mention Maria's maiden name, but says she was an immigrant. Someone might check 1930 census for Newark, NJ. :D

http://gilgweb.com/Bios/Valli_Bio.html
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby fadippides » 01 Sep 2010, 03:30

His father was from Newark and his mother was from Dunmore. Based on family stories I am thinking it is a Rinaldi and I located a possible canidate but dont know if there is anyway to confirm if I found the right one without the 1940 census data. I am polling other family members to see if I can piece together a story or perhaps get a good address.
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby pink67 » 01 Sep 2010, 10:51

misbris wrote:Here is a bio of Frankie Valli. Doesn't mention Maria's maiden name, but says she was an immigrant. Someone might check 1930 census for Newark, NJ. :D

http://gilgweb.com/Bios/Valli_Bio.html


I found this Castelluccio family:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Alfred Castelluccio
Name: Alfred Castelluccio
Home in 1930: Newark, Essex, New Jersey
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Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Emma Castelluccio
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred Castelluccio 35 head, born in IT
Emma Castelluccio 35 wife, born in IT
Ochille Castelluccio 10 son, born in NJ
Germania Castelluccio 7 daughter, born in NJ

image, from Ancestry.com:

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVRZjbS

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p.s. the head of this family was from Bisaccia, Avellino province - Campania region.

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Alfred Castelluccio
Name: Alfred Castelluccio
Birth Date: 11 Mar 1894
Birth Place: Bisaccia Avellino
Residence: Essex, New Jersey
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2371168

image, from Ancestry.com:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVR_b40

do you know if Frankie's father name was Alfred?

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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby suanj » 01 Sep 2010, 12:58

Laura,
Frankie's father was Anthony and the Frankie's mother was Mary:
".. That's what he was born into: As Francesco Castelluccio—the third and youngest son of Anthony, a display designer for Lionel model trains, and Mary, a beer company employee—"
http://www.people.com/people/archive/ar ... 01,00.html

".. His father, Anthony Castelluccio, was a barber; his mother, Maria Castelluccio, was an Italian immigrant..."
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby Biff83 » 01 Sep 2010, 13:01

"The family name was Castelluccio and it wasn't 'till sometime later that Frankie took the name Valli. He was originally "discovered" by Texas Jean Valli the Country and Western singer who had seen Frankie perform in a school play singing "White Christmas". She introduced him to the publisher Paul Kapp as her brother and thus Frankie Valli was born. The eldest of three brothers (himself, Bobby and Alex), the family lived in Newark's North Ward, in particular in the Stephen Crane housing project. His mother Maria was Italian born and his father Anthony worked as a barber and later for the Lionel Train Company."--from MJ's bio link

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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby fadippides » 02 Sep 2010, 01:03

Thanks for the info. I found his father and grandfather in Newark, I think I may have his mother from Dunmore, PA but wont be able to confirm yet.

I did find this link:

http://jerseyboysblog.com/jersey-boy-fr ... vania/1513

It confirms his mother was from NEPA, and he spent summers with his grandfather (maternal) in Dunmore, PA
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby fadippides » 02 Sep 2010, 01:08

The reason why I am trying to trace this line is because my wife's side traces to Bobby Darin as a 2nd cousin and I find it fascinating that our kids are related to both.
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby montclaire » 29 Nov 2010, 20:29

His grandmother lived in Dunmore, not sure about his mother.
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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby Intuition41 » 02 Feb 2011, 03:02

I was told by my father many years ago that Frankie Valli was my third cousin and his mothers name was Rinaldi and she lived in Dunmore PA....I never looked into it so I don't know if it's true.

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Re: Information on Frank Castelluccio's (Valli) Mother

Postby bbrownlie » 03 Mar 2011, 07:41

Francis Stephen Castelluccio (Frankie Valli) was born May 3, 1934. This from Frankie Valli's offical bio as well as other sources. The 1937 birthdate is erroneous.

He had two brothers:
Alexander S Castelluccio, who was born February 15, 1939 and passed away on December 17, 2009.
Robert Castelluccio (Bobby Valli) who was born on September 1, 1951.

This info is documented on ancestry. com. Alexander's obituary states the relationships. A news article from New Jersey states Bobby Valli will turn 60 in 2011.

I believe, based on what I have read, his parents were Anthony and Mary (possibly Marie) Castelluccio, and, his Mother's maiden name was Rinaldi.
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