PRESIDENT OF SAN ROCCO DI PADULI CLUB OF CAMPBELLTOWN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TO VISIT U.S. IN DECEMBER Mr. Claudio Pronol, President of the San Rocco di Paduli Club of Campbelltown, will visit the United States with his wife Luisa Limongelli and his daughters Alexia and Claudia, in December. He will visit New York and will go to Oyster Bay where he hopes to visit with Oyster Bay -East Norrwich School officials as well as with Town of Oyster Bay officials and the Italian-American Citizens Club of Oyster Bay. For further information contact Alex DeAngelis, 540 751-0543 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (POSTED 15 SEPTEMBER 2011)
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF FATHER ENRICO (HENRY) DE VIVO (see under Biographies - posted August 24, 2011) Father Enrico De Vivo, a native of Paduli, came to the United States in the early 1900s and founded the Parish of St. Rita in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.
DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM - PADULI, CAMPBELLTOWN, OYSTER BAY (posted August 31, 2011)
Discussions were intended to take place in Oyster Bay at the end of August regarding the possibility of initiating a student exchange program among the three towns of Paduli, Campbelltown and Oyster Bay. These discussions had to be postponed due to Hurricane Irene.
PRESIDENT OF WORLD PADULESI ASSOCIATION TO VISIT OYSTER BAY (posted August 22, 2011 and updated August 31, 2011)
Dr. Danilo Calderazzo will visit Oyster Bay at the end of August. Maurizio Luongo, former Town Council Member of Paduli, will also visit. They will meet with Oyster Bay Town Officials to discuss potential areas of progress in the relationship that was established in October 2008 with the signing of Sister City and Friendship City Agreements between Oyster Bay and Paduli and Oyster Bay and Campbelltown respectively. (Meeting postponed due to Hurricane Irene.)
PAST EVENTS ED MINICOZZI On May 10 2011, Ed Minicozzi passed away in Miami, Florida. Ed was a great friend and supporter of the efforts to rekindle ties between the descandants of Paduli di Benevento around the world, most notably in America and Australia, with the present day citizens of Paduli. He and his gracious wife, Myrtle, provided their home and their considerable hospitality to move forward the relationship. As a respected businessman in Oyster Bay, Ed was instrumental in convinving the Town of Oyster Bay to sign Sister City and Friendship City Agreements with Paduli and Campbelltown, South Sustralia respectively. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know him will miss him greatly.
ANGELO ZULLO, September 11, 2009. Sadly we announce the passing of one of the few remaining Padulesi of the First Generation of Immigrants to the Unityed States. Angelo Zullo, age 97, World War II veteran who attained the rank of Sergeant, passed away on September 11, 2009. He was laid to rest at Pinelawn National Cemetery, Lindenhurst, Long Island. Angelo was born in Paduli and was baptized in St. Rocco's Church. Our condolences go out to his family. May he rest in peace.
September 11, 2009: We pause to remember those who perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the Twin Towers in New York, on the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and in the field in Pennsylvania where a flight destined to attack somewhere in Washington plunged to earth because of the heroic efforts of its passengers.
October 8, 2008: Oyster Bay, Paduli and Campbelltown signed historic sister-city and friendship city agreements in the Town Hall of Oyster Bay.
GEMELLAGGIO/SISTER-CITY PROJECT AMONG PADULI, OYSTER BAY AND CAMPBELLTOWN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
For some time we have been pursing sister-city relations among these three towns that share common Paduli heritage. The mayor of Paduli, Dr. De Gennaro, has written to both towns suggesting that they formally establish a sister-city relationship. Mayor Brewing of Campbelltown has responded positively. To date the officials of the Town of Oyster Bay have not responded; however, they have voted in council to form a small committee to study the matter. This occurred last December. Suggestions have been put forward to them that they name Ed Minicozzi and Pete Scaramuzzo to the Committee and perhaps also Alex DeAngelis although he does not live in Oyster Bay. So far no response has come forward to these suggestions.
Within the past two weeks Alex DeAngelis and Ed Minicozzi were contacted by a reporter from Newsday, Long Island's largest newspaper, with questions about the background to the sister-city proposal. Suzanne, the reporter, was impressed to learn of the common heritage of the three towns and sai that it therefore was a more interesting angle than most sister-city relationships demonstrate. Anb arfticle in Newsday is expected soon. (2/29/08)
STORY OF THE VISIT OF THE WORLD PADULESI ASSOCIATION JULY 26-AUGUST 5, 2007 (TO SEE STORY AND PICTURES, RETURN TO THE INTRO PAGE)
COLUMBUS DAY PARADE, OCTOBER 8, 2007 (TO SEE STORY AND PICTURES RETURN TO THE INTRO PAGE)
VENTUNO NUOVI ESTRATTI SCOPERTI/TWENTY-ONE NEW RECORDS DISCOVERED:
Grimaldi Luigi Massimiano G. Antonio Riccio Maddalena Tino Serafina Grimaldi Francesco Massimiano Alfonso Bellaroba Mariangela Massimiano Carmela Massimiano Orsola Massimiano Rocco Marretti Antonio Melillo Alessandro Filippo (Feleppa?) Giuseppe Papa Giovanni Papa Giuseppe Massimiano Vincenzo Massimiano Vittoria Savinetti Raffaela Tretola M. Grazia La Rocca Rocco La Rocca Alessandro (See details in LIST/ELENCO)
NEW NAMES and/or INFORMATION ADDED TO LIST/ELENCO (of Padulesi who came to the United States nearly a century ago) AS OF 10 MAY 2007
Scaramuzzo Michele Scaramuzzo Nicola Scaramuzzo Giuseppe Scaramuzzo Pellegrino Scarmuzzo Maria Grazia - married to Michelangelo Musto Bizzarro Angelo Michele Bizzarro Giuseppe Perrella Pellegrino Guarini Domenico *Ebba Filippo - Apice *Belmonte Angelo - Apice (These two names from Apice were included because they traveled together with a group of immigrants from Paduli with whom they were related.
NEW NAMES and/or INFORMATION ADDED TO LIST/ELENCO (of Padulesi who came to the United States nearly a century ago) AS OF 24 APRIL 2007
Del Grosso Enrico
Di Fede Michele
A VISIT TO PADUL BY LORI PETRUZZELLI-TOUPONSE: Everyone who visits Paduli for the first time comes back with a sense of fulfillment and appreciation for their heritage. Recently Lori visited Paduli with her husband Marshall. The letter (see attached below) describes her visit and her emotions at being reunited with the people of Paduli. ( In the letter, "Danilo" refers to Danilo Calderazzo, President of the World Padulesi Association, and the "Luongos" refers to the brothers Maurizio and Michele Luongo, Members of the Board of Directors.)
AMERICANS OF PADULESE DESCENT MARCHED IN THE COLUMBUS DAY PARADE IN NEW YORK, OCTOBER 9, 2006, UNDER BANNER OF WORLD PADULESI ASSOCIATION: Approximately 30 persons of Padulese descent marched on October 9th, 2006 in the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. The group carried a banner sent from Paduli by the Associazione Padulesi Nel Mondo (World Padulesi Association). Included among the marchers were Peter Scaramuzzo and his wife Gail Cousineau Scaramuzzo, their daughters Tracey and Karla Scaramuzzo Agostinello and their children, Peter's sister Linda Scaramuzzo Tolmie, Tina Marmorale Connelly, Vincent Marmorale, Ann Marmorale and Earl Sanft, Matthew Craft and his wife and children, Alex DeAngelis and his daughter Roxana, Rose Marie Tobin (Renaldo) and her daughter Nicole and gransdon, Lori Petruzzeli-Touponse and her husband Marshall Touponse, and many children. SEE FOTOS BELOW!!!
LOOKING FOR DESCENDANTS OF LUIGI MANDATO/ CERCANDO I DISCENDENTI DI LUIGI MANDATO: Luigi Mandato emigrated to America in the early 1900s. His nephew, Giovanni Antonio Mandato in Paduli is looking for Luigi's descendants in America. If anyone knows of the descendants of Luigi Mandato in America, please contact me at email@example.com. A picture of Luigi and his brothers is attached below. / Mandato Luigi emigṛ in America all'inizio degli anni 1900. Il nipote, Giovanni Antonio Mandato in Paduli, cerca i discendenti di Luigi in America. Se conosca i discendenti di Luigi Mandato in America, mi metti in contatto per favore a firstname.lastname@example.org. Laggiu sta una foto con Mandato Luigi e fratelli.
EXHIBITION IN PADULI OF PHOTOS AND ARTIFACTS OF PADULESE IMMIGRANTS AROUND THE WORLD A MAJOR SUCCESS: During the first half of August this year and proceeding through the Feast of St. Rocco the World Padulesi Association staged a major showing of photographs and other artifacts of the Padulese scattered around the world. Items from the United States were largely provided by John Zullo of San Francisco representing the Zullo, Grimaldi and Limongelli families, and by Alex DeAngel;is of Virgionia with items from the D'Angelis, Minicozzi, Messera, and Ranaldo families. The Exhibition garnered a great deal of interest among the people of Paduli. Pictures from the exhibition may be seen below.
HOW THE ALFIERI ALFIERI FAMILY OF PADULI EMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES AS TOLD BY FAMILY DESCENDANT WILLIAM BLANPIED. SEE BELOW.
JUNE 2006 B&B "MASSERIA ROSSETTI" IN PADULI con il link www.masseriarossetti.itTry this marvelous little B&B set in the countryside of Paduli surrounded by farms, pastures, and rolling hills yet very close to the town center. Your hosts, Claudio Mainiero and Luisa Rossetti, husband and wife, will see to it that you are comfortable and relaxed in this home-like setting. The immaculate rooms are light-filled palettes of natural yellows, oranges, and ochres. You will sleep in the peaceful silence of the country and wake to the bright sunlight and freshest air imaginable. The B&B is very family friendly. Check out the website!! www.masseriarossetti.it