Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Lalla Marì

Maria Manzino came from Giusvalla to Squirrel Run in 1913 at the age of 27. She was a younger half-sister of my great-grandfather Rosaio and was married to my great-grandmother Rosaio’s nephew, Fortunato Salvo.

Lalla Marì had a little girl, Celsina, who was left behind with her relatives in Giusvalla. The intention was to send for little Celsina after they had settled into life at Squirrel Run, however within just a few months of her arrival, Lalla Marì started experiencing abdominal pains and was soon gravely ill.

Poor Lalla Marì never got to see little Celsina again. Just a year after her arrival, she died of an abdominal infection. She was 28 years old at the time of her death, and was laid to rest in St. Joseph's-on-the-Brandywine cemetery.

Fortunato Salvo returned to Giusvalla, where he remarried and had three children by his second wife.

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