My maternal grandmother, Maria Recchia, came from Civitiquana, Abruzzo, Italy in 1913. She was a seamstress. She married Rocco D'Amico, her childhood sweetheart, and they settled in Wappingers Falls, New York. At least two of her sisters also came over--Carmela and Lily.
I believe her mother was named Gelsomina, and that she may have had one or more sisters who remained in Civitiquana. Does anyone have any information on this family?