POINTers IN PERSON Minutes
Chapter # 10 Central Texas/Austin
Submitted by: Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388)
P.O.I.N.T. Chapter #10 met at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 27 June at the home of Bill and Lin ONOFRIO Brinkman (#1388) with nine present.
Sherry PACELLI Haddox (#4883) recently returned from a trip to New York and New Jersey to visit her relatives. Her distant cousins from Rome were there at the same time and she had a wonderful time visiting with everyone and enjoying all the delicious food. She brought pictures to share with our group. Her cousins took her to Manhattan's Little Italy and they had a wonderful meal at La Mela and enjoyed a delicious cannoli at Caffé Palermo.
Stace SMARELLI is still trying to contact ties in Italy. He found a website for Abruzzi, and in particular, Casuria and Pescara, his Grandfather and Grandmother's original homes, and found several contacts there to try.
Betty TOMMASELLI Glaser (#5297) went over prior information on her paternal father, William Joseph Tommaselli, (1914-1977) and his siblings, and in doing so, found two living first cousins of hers who are the children of Eugene N. Tommaselli (1910-1969), her father's brother. Letters were sent, and Betty is awaiting replies, hoping for information on her Grandmother, Brigida DE LUISE, from Solopaca, Benevento, Campagna.
Jeanie MARSALIA (#4251) received a notice of an upcoming election from the Comune of Monastero di Lanzo, Torino. Jeanie's son, Shane Mahon and wife Catherine spent time on the Italian Riviera near Savona, Italy.
Joe MASTRANGELO (#2614) is awaiting a response from Fr. Romanazzi from Putignano with clarificationn of a point of confusion surrounding his 4th GG father. He has conficting information regarding him. It was either Francesco Antonio, or his brother Francesco Paolo. "Patience !", says Joe.
Next meeting : 25 July 2012