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Descendants of Rosaria Raia

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Descendants of Rosaria Raia

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Raia, Lo Presti, Castelli
I am looking for descendants of Rosaria Raia. Rosaria was born about 1892 in Lercara Friddi, Sicily. Her parents were Antonino Raia and Giuseppina Castelli. Rosaria immigrated to NYC in 1901 and married Giuseppe Lo Presti in Manhattan in 1920.

Rosaria and Giuseppe started a family, but Giuseppe left and returned to Sicily, where he remarried and started a second family. Many years later, one of Rosaria and Giuseppe's American sons went to Sicily searching for his father. The son found his father's second wife in Motta d'Affermo. The second wife would not tell the son where he could find his father so the son left without making contact.

If any of this story sounds familiar or if someone can make a connection with any of these names, I would love to hear from you.

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