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NOTE: From 1928 through 1974, Mary owned and operated the "Mary Marino Beauty Salon", later the "Mary Pepe Beauty Salon".  
Marino, Maria Carmella (I121)
Marguerite Brien aka Desrochers
Born [date unknown] [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of Joseph Marie Turcotte — married 12 Jan 1813 in L'Assomption, Québec, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Mother of Marie Justine Turcotte and Virginie (Turcotte) Fleury
Died after 5 Oct 1849 [location unknown]
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Marguerite Brien was adopted
Adoptive Parents Biological Parents
Father: Andre Jean Baptiste Brien Father: Unknown
Mother: Marie C Perrault Mother: Unknown

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She and Joseph lived in Grand Calumet in 1849 as noted on their son's marriage record.[1]


PRDH notes her as born out of wedlock (Bourque-573 23:19, 13 August 2018 (UTC))

Marguerite Brien dit Desrochers This info came from a man in Petawawa who has also researched the Turcotte family. Marguerite, the wife of Joseph Turcotte, is something of a mystery. She was the foster daughter of Jean-Baptiste Andre Brien dit Desrochers and Marie-Louise Parent who did not have any natural children of their own. Marguerite is clearly recorded as "Marguerite alias Brien dite Desrochers" which means she was using their family name. Now usually in these old Catholic records names are scrupulously recorded but with family stories being common in several of her children's descendants, it would appear that Marguerite may have been an Indian who was fostered by the Brien dit Desrochers family in L'Assomption, Quebec. Later in her life she called herself "Marguerite Desrochers" and "Marguerite Durocher" and in one case "Marguerite Brien". So, unfortunately, there is no further information about her ancestry. I always make sure to record her name as Marguerite alias Brien dite Desrochers just the way she appears in the earliest records. [2]

removed date of death as on verification, she and her husband have a last known child born in September 1835 in L'Assomption: Gilbert, so cannot have been deceased in 1832. There is also a marriage of their son Xavier (François Xavier, born 9 Jan 1820) in 1849 in Ste-Anne-du-Grand-Calumet mission, which lists both her and her husband as being residents of Grand-Calumet parish (Northwest of Ottawa near Campbell's Bay).

Date of birth needs verification, no baptism found for her on that date or close after.

Parents should be removed as all evidence shows they were foster parents, therefore not correct to have them listed there, they can be listed here in bio, Jean Baptiste André Brien dit Desrochers and Marie Louise Perrault (not Parent as noted above)

The following are the entries found for this marriage:

-Marriage 12 Jan 1813 in L'Assomption, she is listed as Marguerite dite Brien fille dans a...(illegible word) named for her, both cited as residing in that parish, witness for her is Jean Baptiste André Brien père nouricier, as well as another Brien listed as her friend.[3]

-baptism 2 June 1814 in St-Jacques-de-l'Achigan of son Joseph, born 1 June, she is listed as Marguerite Brien

-baptism 9 Jan 1820 in L'Assomption of son François Xavier, born same day, listed as Marguerite Brien

-birth and baptism 22 Oct 1822 in L'Assomption, son Nazaire, listed as Marguerite Brien

-birth and baptism 30 Jan 1824 in L'Assomption, daughter Marie Judith, listed as Marguerite Brien

-birth and baptism 23 Apr 1826 in L'Assomption, daughter Marie Justine, listed as Marguerite Desrochers

-birth 5 Oct baptism 6th Oct 1831 in St-Jacques-de-l'Achigan, son Bruno Urgel , listed as Marguerite Brien Derocher

-birth 7 Nov baptism 8 Nov 1833 in L'Assomption, daughter Émilie Virginie, listed as Marguerite Desrochers

-marriage 2 Mar 1835 in St-Jacques-de-l'Achigan of son Joseph with Marcelline Veine (Venne), listed as Marguerite Brien Desrochers

-birth and baptism 20 Sept 1835 in L'Assomption, son Gilbert, listed as Marguerite Brien

-birth 15 Aug and baptism 17 Sept 1840 in Buckingham (east of Ottawa), daughter Sophia, listed as Margret Brien (sic), they are listed as living in Grand-Calumet in that document (which was in English and not French)

-marriage 5 Oct 1849 in Ste-Anne-du-Grand-Calumet, son Xavier with Sophie St-Jean, listed as Marguerite Durocher, everybody resident of Grand-Calumet

In no document does she sign, she is unable to per evidence of her marriage record. So variations on her last name that was used are actually clerical. In most instances of these records, she was not even present, baptisms normally had father and godparents present only.

NOTE:In nosorigines she is listed as being 16 on her marriage and being born in l'Assomption Parrish - which makes sense because that's where her husband and adoptive father are from. It says on her marriage certificate that she was born 'sans aveu' it means that she was illegitimate (mother & father unknown, or usually not married). This would mean that she was born in 1797 and not 1790. There was no baptism of a girl on April 7, 1790 or for the next month. However, on February 28, 1797 a Marie-Marguerite (illegitimate) was baptized in l'Assomption. She is the only Marie-Marguerite (ill.) born that year. Her godparents where a married man and his sister-in-law: Pierre Lebegue 35(Lebrecque - Lesperance) and Marie Josette Janson-Neveu 47. Usually godparents are chosen from relatives. Had she been native - the term 'sauvagesse' would have been written on her marriage contract. Marie Petrin.

-No marriages of children of this couple after 1849 found in Quebec.


Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1997

↑ Drouin Genealogical Institute (membership required) [ Son Xaviers marriage record] Her name was spelled Durocher
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L'Assomption 1813-01-12 TURCOT, JOSEPH Sujet - Résidence : LASSOMPTION âge maj Ét. civ. célib. BRIEN, MARGUERITE Sujet - Résidence : LASSOMPTION Ét. civ. célib. TURCOT, JEAN BAPTISTE Père de l'époux - GAGNON, MARIE ADELAIDE Mère de l'époux - 
Brien dit Desrochers, Marguerite (I0652)
Obituary: Joseph Michael Anthony SABATINO

June 7, 1930 - July 19, 2019
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SABATINO, Joseph Michael passed away peacefully with strength and courage at Hospice Peterborough on July 19, 2019 in his 89th year. Joseph was born in Lakefield, Ontario on June 7, 1930, the son of John Sabatino and Margaret Bissonnette. Beloved and cherished husband of Marianne Sabatino (nee Leonard) of 60 years d. March 31, 2019. Loving and proud father of John Sabatino (Fay), Michael Sabatino (Sandra) and Carla Sabatino (Vincent Zaffino). Dear Grandpa to Christina, Cara, Tyler and Jessica. Joe will be dearly missed by his brother Eugene and his wife Ruth of Toronto and their children Timothy and Jason and families. He will be fondly remembered by Sisters-in-Law Betty Lou Fair (late Robert) and Linda Pearson (late Robert), Brother-in-Law, Kevin Heffernan (late Barbara), and many nieces and nephews.

Retired Principal of Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board. As a long-range thinker, concerned with what students learned for the 1980s, 90s and the 21st century, Joe Sabatino was attune to the “information explosion”. He knew that students must be taught how and where to find relevant information. At the end of his 35 year career in education Joe was quoted as saying, “We are in the midst of a major change in education”.

Upon retiring from education Joe continued to operate several businesses. Born of an innovative father whose spirit fueled Joe, it is not surprising that most of Joe’s life was focused in entrepreneurship. His success was a result of his vision, daring, hard work and good business sense. Joe’s balanced values toward business, faith and community propelled him to positively impact life as he knew it.

Joe had a kind, generous, optimistic and philanthropic nature. He was a happy person who loved life and would do it all again. His strength, determination, strong work ethic, guidance, words of wisdom and storytelling are fondly remembered and cherished. He will be forever missed.

Joe adored his family and treasured his relatives and friends, always seeing the good in everyone. He loved and enjoyed music, especially jazz, blues and swing. A special verse from Louie Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World” is his heartfelt wish for all:

I see friends shaking hands
Saying, "How do you do?"
They're really saying
"I love you".

Joseph’s family would like to thank the many doctors (Dr. Beamish, Dr. Heidman, Dr. Matheson, Dr. Morelli and Dr. Whiting) and dedicated medical staff, nurses and paramedics at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, Emergency Unit and Hospice Peterborough for their tremendous care and compassion during his time with them.

Visitation at DUFFUS FUNERAL HOME, 431 George Street South from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Funeral Mass at ST. ANNE’S CHURCH on Wednesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at ST. ANNE’S PARISH HALL.

In memory of Joseph, donations to Hospice Peterborough, Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation or Community Living Trent Highlands for CDA would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be expressed at

Source citation: March 25th, 2022 
Sabatino, Joseph (I0386)
4 Mary Rose Casciano Mavis

3 Jul 1929
21 Sep 2022 (aged 93)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Garden of Nativity Section

Mary Rose Mavis, born in Fountain Hill, passed away peacefully in the care of Scenic View Personal Care Home, Palmerton, PA. She was 93 years old. She previously resided in Bethlehem, PA. Mary Rose was the daughter of the late Amelia (Ronca) and Leonard Casciano and was predeceased by her husband, John Jordan Mavis, her son, John Joseph Mavis, her daughter-in-law, Faye Baxevane Mavis and her brother, Donato Casciano.

Mary Rose is survived by her loving daughters, Rose Marie Mavis and Susan Schwoyer (Scott), her daughter-in-law, Nell Ryan, and her grandchildren, Nicole Mavis (Mike Linde), Derek Schwoyer, Erika Schwoyer, Jennifer Schwoyer and Samantha Schwoyer.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and took pride as a homemaker in caring for her family and hosting gatherings, at which she would regale everyone with her accomplished piano playing. Mary Rose was an avid cook and baker, winning local contests and prizes. Her love of gardening was a source of joy and she came to be known locally as the Tomato Lady. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting and would look forward to entering local craft shows, which included her signature Christmas tree napkins. She enjoyed the warmth of the sun and that's where you could always find her in the summer months. But mostly she enjoyed sharing her heart and home with others.

Service: Funeral Service 11:00AM Thursday, September 29, 2022 in the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA. Family and friends may call from 10 to 11:00AM Thursday, September 29, 2022 in the funeral home.

Information gathered November 6th, 2023
Casciano, Maria Rosa (I0441)
5 Obituary of Evelyn C. Minicola nee Hughes

MINICOLA, Evelyn C. - Evelyn passed away peacefully into the arms of Our Lord on March 6, 2009 at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late Victor E. Minicola (1980). Loving mother of Peter (Angela) of Peterborough, Thomas (Diane) of Ennismore, James (Donna) of Omemee, Judith McRae (Barry) of Brampton. Predeceased by Yvonne Lowes, Donna Dorris (Bill), Shirley McLean (Glenn) and Nancy Jamieson. Evelyn is survived by her son-in-laws Mark Lowes and Ross Jamieson. Her family will always treasure the love and kindness she extended to our family and friends as she welcomed them warmly to join us for her wonderful dinners in both our home and at the cottage on Stoney Lake. In the early rears, mother was a talented pianist and milliner. Her love for the arts continued as she raised her family and she expressed her talents in oil paintings and she also enjoyed singing with her family and friends as well as in the choir. “Grandma Ev“ will be missed by her many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Catherine (Turcotte) Hughes and her sisters Gertrude Heffron, Ada Porter, Kathleen Whalen, Blanche Douglas, Sister Bernice Hughes R.H.S.J., Sister Macrena C.S.J. and her brothers Lester, Osbourne and Guy Hughes. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10-11 am at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church (859 Barnardo St.) with a Funeral Mass immediately following at 11 am. Reverend Fr. Bill Moloney officiating. Interment Highland Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Peterborough Regional Health Center Palliative Care or the Canadian Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. You are back in Dad's arms for eternity. 11437456

March 11, 2009 (The Peterborough Examiner, ON)

Collected March 25th, 2022 From: 
Hughes, Florence Evelyn (I0194)
6 16971-24 Rocco Donato MARINO, 34, labourer, Italy, Bangor Pennsylvania USA, s/o Joseph MARINO & Rosa FINELLI, married Angela Mary MINSICOLA (?), 27, Peterboro, same, d/o Nicholas MINSICOLA & Matilda LA PENNA, witn: Michael Alfred VESCHA of Bangor PA. USA & Madeline ASTA of Peterboro on June 12, 1924 at Peterboro. Family: Rocco Donato Antonio Marino / Maria Anglina Minicola (F0056)
7 1725 Census of New France contains the following entries for Louis Turcot:

Page 19: Qu'audessus est Louis Turcot qui possede quatre arpens de terre de front sure lad. profondr. charges de quatre livres tournois trois chapons vifs de rente et quatre sold de cens aussy tournois lequel a maison, grange, etable, environ soixante arpens de terre labourable et trois arpents de prairie

Rough translation: Louis Turcot owns four arpens of frontage land worth four pounds, three tournois which has a house, barn, stable, about sixty arpents of arable land and three arpents of meadow

Turcot, Louis (I32)
8 17503-25 Thomas WILLIAMS, 28, cereal packer, Manchester England, 703 Risbridge St. Peterboro, s/o William WILLIAMS (b. England) & Eliza WALKER, married Rosina Mary MINICOLA, 21, cereal wrapper, Peterboro, North Monaghan, d/o Leonard MINICOLA (b. Peterboro) & Rosaria LOUPSE, witn: Albert W. WILLIAMS & Mary RITCHIE both of Peterboro on Sept. 23, 1925 at Peterboro Family: Thomas Williams / Rosena Mary Minicola (F0107)
9 1833 Atti di Nascita for Lucera Folio 33. Sourced February 22 2024: 
Ferrara, Filomena (I237)
10 1840 Atti di Nascita di Lucera fol. #360 sourced February 22 2024: 
Ferrara, Maria Teresa (I239)
11 1840 Atti di Nascita di Lucera, fol. 246 Sourced February 22 2024: 
Ferrara, Maria Giovanna (I238)
12 1842 Atti di Nascita di Lucera Fol. #59 sourced Febraury 22 2024: 
Ferrara, Francesco Paolo (I240)
13 1846 Atti di Nascita di Lucera Fol. 147 sourced February 22 2024: 
Ferrara, Marianna (I241)
14 1846 Atti di Nascita di Lucera Fol. 318 Sourced February 22 2024: 
Ferrara, Elia Gaetano (I242)
15 1847 Atti di Nascita di Lucera Fol. 308 sourced February 22 2024: 
Ferrara, Antonio (I215)
16 1848 Atti di Nascita di Lucera Fol.  Ferrara, Francesco Simeone (I213)
17 1863 Atti Di Morte - Roseto Valfortore Death record #58. Sourced February 21, 2024: 
Zita, Maria (I0614)
18 1868 Atti di Nascita (Roseto Valfortore) #202 Sourced February 21, 2024 
Sabatino, Maria (I219)
19 1871 Census of Canada

Name Brunno Turecot
Sex Male
Age 40
Event Date 1871
Event Place Palmerston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
Event Place (Original) Palmerston, Addington, Ontario
Sub-District Palmerston
Sub-District Number n
District Number 64
Birth Year (Estimated) 1831
Birthplace Q
Marital Status Married
Nationality French
Religion Catholic
Event Type Census
Event Place Note Palmerston n, Addington 64, Ontario
Household Identifier 67
House Number 65
Line Number 5
Page 21
Affiliate Film Number C-9998 
Turcotte, Bruno Urgel (I0205)
20 1872 Atti di Nascita - Roseto Valfortore #139 Sourced February 21, 2024: 
Sabatino, Michele (I220)
21 1874 Atti di Nascita - Roseto Valfortore #148 Sourced February 21, 2024: 
Sabatino, Michele (I221)
22 1877 Atti di Nascita - Roseto Valfortore #121 Sourced February 21, 2024: 
Sabatino, Domenico (I222)
23 1880 Atti di Nascita - Roseto Valfortore Registration #127 Sourced February 21, 2024:

Sabatino, Filippo (I223)
24 1883 #49 Atti di Nascita - Roseto Valfortore. Sourced February 21, 2024: 
Sabatino, Blanda (I224)
25 1888 Atti di Nascita (Roseto Valfortore) Num d'ordine #17 sourced February 21 2024: 
Sabatino, Carmella (I225)
26 1906 Census of Canada lists Bruno living in Humboldt, SK with his son David and daughter in law Mary and their 9 children
Still listed as Married but no mention of Bruno's wife Marie Guenard.  
Turcotte, Bruno Urgel (I0205)

War of 1812 Perth Military Records - Joseph Legary listed on the right hand side half way down:

Full record - line 610 on the left:

More 1812 records - he was awarded the Chateauguay medal for serving in that battle in the war of 1812:

Joseph Legare awarded 100 acres in Broughton township for his service in the war of 1812 (Page 5 (683):

Legary, Joseph (I0201)
28 A Marriage contract notarized by Mercier and Raymond of L’Assomption dated January 6th, 1813 likely held in the repository at Joliette. The contract was
an elaborate four-page document endorsed by two notaries.
Marguerite was identified as “De dix-
sept ans, fille naturelle et adoptif.”
The document lists the names of 33 persons who assembled for the occasion, including her entourage of 12 of her
friends. The dowry included a cash amount of 124 Pounds,
a chest of 24 drawers, bed and bedding, a double sideboard,
a milking cow, two female sheep, six hens and a cock by her
benefactor, and a sleigh and saddle by his parents. Plus, “le dite future epoux a donit doue le dite future epouse de la somme de six cent livres” translates as “said future husband endows said future wife with the sum of 600 pounds.”2
At that time, the Pound was the regular currency in Canada.

Clarification on the meaning of "fille naturelle" from many sources on French Canadian Genealogy:

Clarifying French Records
When searching for your aboriginal ancestry this
phrase may cause some confusion: “fille naturelle et
adoptive” translates as “illegitimate and adopted
daughter”. Naturelle means illegitimate, it does not
mean native.
Colette is one of our most valuable volunteer
researchers and often advises us on French issues.
Thanks Colette for clarifying this. 
Brien dit Desrochers, Marguerite (I0652)
29 A short history of the Pretty Family from the Lanark County Genealogical Society

It is thought our forefathers came from the Normandy region of France before settling in England. The French name was thought to be Pitre. The name first appeared as Prytty on the Subsidy Rolls, Suffolk, England in 1327. The name Pretty appears on the rolls in 1428 and again in 1524. The name Pretty is derived from the Old English praettig and is thought to come from the Latin practicus meaning skilled.

Daniel Pretty, our forefather, was from Wiltshire, England on the Salisbury Plains near Stonehenge. As a young man he was a shepherd on the Plains. The date of his birth is still uncertain as each census records appears to disagree with a previous one. It appears he was born between 1794 and 1796.

He enlisted in the 76th Regiment of Foot and began his military career in Spain. Eventually his regiment made its way into France and engaged the Napoleonic armies. On march 31, 1814 they made a triumphant entry into Paris.

Daniel and his regiment along with many others left France in early summer of 1814 and sailed off to North America where the British and American armies were engaged in war. In August 1814, Daniel arrived in Canada and his part in the conflict would begin at Lake Champlain in early September. On December 24, 1814 the Treaty of Ghent was signed and the war was over. He would remain in the army for a few more years.

On May 11, 1821 Alexander Wark, his wife and three children, Margaret was one, sailed from Greenock, Scotland for Quebec. The journey aboard the ship Commerce lasted forty days and they arrived in Quebec on June 20, 1821. They were placed on a steam boat for a two day trip to Montreal. Their luggage was placed in wagons provided by the Government and hauled to Lachine, ten miles away. At Lachine, the passengers were put in flat bottomed boats for the journey up the St. Lawrence River. The men had to wade in waist-deep water to guide and pull the boats through the rapids. After six days on the water, they arrived at Prescott. There they waited on horses and wagons to take them 74 miles to New Lanark. Alexander Wark and his family left Prescott in late July and the land journey took several days. At Lanark they received their land ticket and chose their 100 acres. On August 7, 1821, forty-eight days after arriving in the New World and almost three months after leaving Scotland they settled on their property, the west half of Lot 18, concession 6 of Lanark Township. Their first priority was to build a dwelling to house the family during the coming cold Canadian winter.

Daniel Pretty was discharged from the military in mid 1816. Little is known about where he was and what his occupation was between 1816 and 1825. Perhaps at a church gathering or other social event, Daniel met Margaret Wark. She was about seventeen years of age when they arrived in 1821. Daniel would have been about twenty-four years old in the same year.

In 1824-25, Daniel and Margaret were married at the Presbyterian Church in Middleville, Ontario. For two years they lived on a farm near Middleville and it was here that their first child, Maria, was born.

They settled on a land grant of 100 acres that had been abandoned by the original owner, Neil Barr. The land was rocky and untillable. It was located on the east half of Lot 14, concession 8 near Rosetta. The Government exchanged this lot for the east half of Lot 6, concession 6, Darling Township, Ontario on April 18, 1830. Here he spent the rest of his life. He did not apply for his land patent until six years after he had acquired the property.

Their daughter Margaret and first son Thomas were born on the property at Rosetta. The remainder for the family were born at the farm in Darling.

Neither Daniel or Margaret could read or write and signed any documents with an "X" to which a witness testified was their "mark". When Thomas was able to read and write he looked after all business matters for them.

When Daniel was discharged from the army he was given ten articles from the Government Stores to get started in civilian life: blankets -3, lock and key -1, latch and catch -1, barn hinges -1 pair, banon hook -1, bill hook -1, beefing hook -1. He was also given ten pounds of wheat to plant on land cleared by hand from the forest. In the fall, the grain was cut by hand and threshed with a flail. A bag of wheat was carried to the nearest grist mill, at that time Brockville, sixty miles. The flour was carried home for baking. There were no roads, only bush trails. The rivers had to be forded as there were no bridges at that time.

There were no cows or pigs so the settlers had no milk or fat to cook with. There were no horses to haul produce. Oxen were used as beasts of burden if and when the settler was fortunate enough to get one or two. Trees were felled with an axe and logs hewn with a broad axe to make timbers for building houses and barns. Handmade nails were a scarce commodity and they did not have glass for windows.

Our forefathers were truly remarkable people. 
Pretty, Daniel (I54)
30 Abel Turcot (Turcault) monument Ste Famille, I.O.

Turcot, Abel (I34)
31 According to 1970 Ronca Family reunion booklet they were going by the surname Thompson in later years - an anglicized version of Tomasino. More info: Address then listed as RR5 Peterborough. One child: John Thompson Ronca, Marie Giuseppa (I95)
32 According to Ronca Reunion booklet (1970) - she married a P. Fern - children's names: Joseph, Paul and Patricia Fern. Address in 1970 listed as 228 Connally St. Toronto, Ontario Ronca, Lucia (I97)
33 According to Ronca Reunion booklet (1970) her married surname was 'Hill'. Address listed as 19 Gerrard St. West, Toronto, Ontario. No children listed  Ronca, Rose (I99)
34 According to Ronca Reunion Booklet (1970) she married Robert William Huston and they lived at 70 Donn Ave, Stoney Creek, Ontario. Children's names: Gary Huston & Gordon Huston. Ronca, Teresa (I98)
35 Address at time of birth 18 Mansfield Ave, Toronto, Ontario Vecchio, Maria Grazia (I0318)
36 Adoptive parents: "Marguerite's foster father would be Jean-Baptiste-André Brien married to Marie Perreault" Brien dit Desrochers, Marguerite (I0652)
37 Alexander Guenard grave marker: 
Guenard, Alexander (I20)
38 Also known as Nancy Anne Elysie Allison Ellison, Ann (Nancy) (I0200)
39 Anna Ruggiero Obituary

ROSETO Anna Marie Ruggiero, 103, of Roseto, PA passed away Friday, February 10th, at her residence. Anna was born in Roseto, PA on September 27, 1919, a daughter of the late Fausto and Mary (Goffredo) Ruggiero. She was a 1937 graduate of Bangor High School, and a 1941 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and received her B.S. in Business Education. She later studied art at East Stroudsburg University and also under the tutelage of the late Robert Doney of Pen Argyl, PA. She enjoyed painting and her artwork was shown in the Bangor Public Library, East Stroudsburg University, and other public institutions. Anna taught art at Pius X High School and was a substitute teacher for Bangor Area School District. Throughout her life, she was always active in the family business "Ruggiero's Market". She was the author of "The Roseto Cuisine Cookbook", Historical Novels "The Rosetans" and "The Slate Belt Sampler" and had several recipes published in the magazine "Eating Light". Anna served as the secretary of the "Roseto Jubilee Committee", and a member of the Slate Belt Heritage Center. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Roseto, PA. She served as the secretary of the building fund drive for Our Lady Mt. Carmel School and Pius X High School during the 1940s and the 1950s. Anna is survived by 13 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces, great-nephews, and godchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Louis, Michael, and Joseph Ruggiero, and one niece. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Wednesday, February 15th at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Third and Garibaldi Aves., Roseto, PA. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, February 14th, and 9:30 to 10:30 AM on February 15th both at Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc, 314 S. First Street, Bangor, PA. Burial will be held in Our Lady Mt. Carmel New Catholic Cemetery, Roseto PA. Online condolences can be offered at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 560 N 6th St, Bangor, PA 18013. or Kind-Hearted Hands, 591 N. Nottle Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Gaffney Parsons Funeral Home, Inc. 314 S. First Street Bangor, PA 18013 (610) 588-4522
Published by The Express Times from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2023.

Collected July 10th, 2023 from: 
Ruggiero, Anna Marie (I131)
40 Baptism Record - sourced March 1st 2024.
Registri ecclesiastici di Maria Santissima Iconavetere (Foggia, Foggia), 1575-1899
Author: Chiesa cattolica. Maria Santissima Iconavetere (Foggia, Foggia) 
Cappiello, Francesco Paolo (I248)
41 Birth Certificate for Fausto Ruggiero:

"Michele Ruggiero son of Stefano, age 38 and Anna Maria Goduto had a male child named Fausto"

Full original record at the link below:

Ruggiero, Fausto (I129)
42 Birth certificate reads: Clarabel Evelyn Hughes Hughes, Florence Evelyn (I0194)
43 Birth date sourced from Marriage record on February 9th 2024:

Russo, Maria Celeste (I190)
44 Birth Record #117 Town of Lucera 1835. Sourced February 12th, 2024: 
Ferrara, Filomena (I204)
45 Birth record #134 1839 for the town of Lucera. Sourced on February 12, 2024 
Ferrara, Vincenzo Comingio (I199)
46 Birth Record #147 1835 Town of Lucera. Sourced February 12th, 2024: 
Ferrara, Luisa (I205)
47 Birth Record #15 1833 Town of Lucera. Sourced February 12th, 2024: 
Ferrara, Filomena Raffaela (I206)
48 Birth Record #165 Lucera, 1843 sourced February 12th, 2024: 
Ferrara, Francesco Paolo (I192)
49 Birth Record #187 1839 town of Lucera, sourced February 12th, 2024: 
Ferrara, Luigi Antonio (I200)
50 Birth Record #228 1838 Town of Lucera. Sourced February 12th, 2024: 
Ferrara, Raffaele (I202)

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