Sunday, September 09, 2007

D'Angelis family home

This is a photo taken from the roof of the home where countless generations of D'Angelis family members lived. It is now owned by someone else, but when my family and I were in Sonnino in April, the current owners were nice enough to let us in and take a look around. We all got a little misty eyed thinking about the the history of this very old building. This is the view looking down the mountain.

Monday, September 03, 2007

My Grandfather's obituary

Bernardini, Angelo

August 29, 2007 Angelo Bernardini, 82, of East Syracuse, died peacefully Wednesday morning at home with his family. Angelo was a native of Syracuse. He worked at Estabrook Printing for 40 years, retiring in 1991. He is survived by his wife, Elsie (Chinchar) whom he married on January 31, 1948; predeceased by his sister, Jean LaRosa and survived by his brother, Nicholas Bernardini (Anne) and his sister, Lucy Potato. Angelo was the father of five children, Susan Bernardini (Howard Lamcke), Carol Bernardini (John Becker), Joseph Bernardini (Christine), Jeffrey Bernardini (Lisa DeSilva), and Angela Martino (David Simmons); also 10 grandchildren, Tracy (Dan), Matthew (Kai), Casey (Margie), Taisia (Ross), Corey, Leah, Lauren, Sarah, Jessica and Anthony; four stepgrandchildren, Craig, Chris, Nicole and Lisa; two great-grandchildren, Angelo and Declan. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 8:30 a.m. at Forani & Cline Funeral Home and 9 a.m. in St. Matthew's Church, East Syracuse, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Calling hours on Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. at Forani & Cline, 206 Kinne St., East Syracuse. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central New York.