I enjoyed reading some of the thread about the Capozzoli's in Pittsburgh. I am 56 years old and remember---Louie, Mickey and Babe as a kid. My dad (Ralph) and my Uncle (Raleigh/Aurelio) had a store in East Liberty called Longo's Market and Louie was always in and out. I may have met some of the folks here a few years ago when Betty Definis passed away. Her husband Pete was also a cousin and they were close to some of the Capozzoli's. I actually remember when Louie won the car that that the Pirates raffled off at the end of the baseball season. I have been searching for connections to my grandparents, Giuseppe Longo and Angelina Pepe. Pepe and Longo are still the two most popular surnames in Bellosguardo. We are also related to the Tesauro's (Detroit), my grandfrather's sister was Clara Longo Tesauro and several other of the surnames common in Bellosguardo. My grandmother Angelina Pepe had a sister Mary who had at least 3 kids Mario, Mary and Bert Ruggieri. She also had a brother who did not come to America by the name of Gerardo. We believe that her father was also Gerardo. Our grandfather Guiesppe Longo had a brother named Aurelio which is also one of my
Dad's brothers names. We had heard that his Grandfather Longo was named Ralph/Rafaelo. Any connections would be appreciated. Thx.