Are there any tips for finding your family? Initially, I was trying to locate the final resting place of my great-grandfather, Francesco Calocci and my great grandmother, Maria DiPietro(1896-1963). Francesco was born in Corfina, Italy and migrated to the states around 1912(not sure of exact date). He settled in Worcester, Mass where he lived out the rest of his days.
When he passed away, I believe Maria remarried, to surname Ditullio, but I can't seem to find any information regarding this. I know Francesco and Maria lived on Chaqueset Rd in Worcester until his death in 1950. This road was initially Pocona Road in 1930. Did Ditullio and Maria have any children?
Any help would be really appreciated! I've been bouncing around from site to site trying to find information. I know they had 10 kids, he worked for something to do with the railroad(would love to know what). I'm at the point where everything I search comes to a dead end. I've even checked Cemetery burial records to no avail.
Welcome to the website U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Record for Frank Caloccio U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 say shis wifes is Mary says he was born June 15 1891 Worcester, Mass I think the town he might have born in was Corfinio,L'Aquila,Abruzzo according to the draft card click for record click again to enlarge
Marriage record Record for Francisco Caloccia Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988 Bridgewater > Births, Marriages and Death 1912 July 22 Marriage of Francisco Caloccia age 21 son of Vincenzo Caloccia and Maria Domenica age 18 married Maria Di Pietro daughter of Carmine Di Pietro and Angiola Santilli residing in Bridgewater Mass
Likely 1909 manifest for Francesco Caloccia, line 27
Name: Francesco Caloccia Arrival Date: 1 Jul 1909 Birth Year: abt 1891 Last residence: Aquila, Corfina (Corfinio) Birth Location: Betima?? Age: 18 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Napoli Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Duca Di Genova Nearest relative in Italy: Father Vincenzo in Corfinio Destination: Readville, MA joining ?
Thank you for the picture. Tony is actually my grandfather, and his last name has always been Calocci. Is Bassilek the Italian name for Alex? My grandfather has a brother named Alex Calocci, who isn't listed.
What is the second page of the manifest you posted? I can't seem to read any of it.
Thank you for the draft card, that is very helpful. I believe he was born in or around Corfinio, as that is where he got the name Corfina to name his daughter. I'm guessing Gorezia was a town in Italy(or very closely resembles one) too.
I can confirm from other searches my father has done that Maria's parents are correct. I found Vincenzo Caloccia as well.
On Maria's side(Francesco's wife) a generation or two up was a man named Aliciano Dipietro who settled in Boston from Introdocua(spelling not right, sorry), which is a large area in the Abruzzo region. Anway, he became one of the biggest importers of liquior and mushroom growers in New England. I'll get more information on this when I get home, my father printed this out. He allegedly came to the US sometime around 1900.
On Mary's remarriage, my guess would be Liberato DiTullio, born 1889. In checking the Worcester city directories, his wife is listed as Domenica through 1949. In the 1957 directory his wife is listed as Mary. There are some gaps in the directory listings so they may have remarried sometime between 1950 and 1957.
If you know the church where your grandfather was baptized, you might call them to see if they have any death and burial information on his father Francesco.
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