My dad, Gaetano Galassi was from Abruzzi. He was born to Antonio and Teresa Galassi in 1925 and moved to NY in 1947 from Italy. He married Eleanor Pantoni in 1949. They had two daughters, Teresa and Toni. They moved to Connecticut in 1973 and then to California in 1978. Unfortunately my Dad passed away in 2006 and is buried in Lake Forest, CA. He always mentioned that he had relatives in Australia.