My research shows our original family names as (Guissepina) Ricciardi and (Vincenzo) Santa Lucia.
Guissepina's mother, Maria Rosa Sciarotta emigrated with her daughters (Carmella and Amenita) and her son-in-law (Vincenzo Santa Lucia) from Raffadali, Sicilia, Italy and entered the U.S. in 1909.
Frank (Guiseppina & Vincenzo's son and my father) was born in Brooklyn and served in WWII.
The family possibly resided on Ellery St. in Brooklyn at some time.
I'm part of Frank's second family from Illinois
He was previously married (New York)- Children: Rick, Frank Dennis (deceased), and Patricia.
We're the second batch (Illinois)- Children: Joan (me), Frank Jr. (deceased), Karin.
Once again, thank you for reading :-)