Great to hear from you.
Your dad and I are first cousins. I met you at your dad's wake and your grandmothers wake who was my Aunty Regina.
My dad, Joseph and your grandfather Charlie are brothers.
My dad passed away last year and your grandfather is the last child living of my grandfather Antonio and my grandmother Maria Impaglazzio D'Ambra.
I spoke to your aunt Marie before I left for Ischia. She gave me the address of one of your relatives on your grandmothers side. ( Luigi D'Ambra) As you know they were related to your grandmothers mother who also was a D'Ambra.
I only spent 2 days in Ischia. I had a car accident. This family was great to me.
As far as the winery, they do not attest to the fact that any of their family ever came to America. ( Tough to believe.)
My grandfather, your great grandfather had a brother Francesco. He named one of his children after him. His first three children were born in Ischia. I could go on and on.
I know your dad wrote a book and that he did a great deal of research on our heritage. Do you have it?
I have many great memories of your dad, as we were raised together in Providence as young children and spent many Sundays at our grandfathers beach in Longmeadow,Warwick,RI.
Sometime I can share funny experiences we shared growing up.
Great to hear from you
cousin Nancy D'Ambra Schiano & Family