My married name is Rosanna Burt. My maiden name is Vescio. I am the daughter of Carmelo Vescio and Miranda Crapis, both from Gizzeria, and the granddaughter of Raffaele Vescio and Vincenzina deGori, and Ercolina Isabella Valenzi and Serafino Crapis. I have 2 children - Isabella (age 3) and Andrew (age 1 tomorrow!).
I was born in Nicastro in 1970, and my parents and I emigrated to the US (Maplewood, NJ) in 1972 along with my brother Anthony, who was 6 at the time. I have a sister, Gabriella, born here in the US in 1974, and a brother, Renzo, born in 1977.
Its so great to see so many people interested in their roots. I haven't been to Gizzeria in about 11 years and sadly all my grandparents passed away during that absence. Our roots in Gizzeria are pretty extensive, and my brother Tony has been especially good at tracing and documenting our genealogy quite a way's back. He recently travelled to Australia this past March and visited Anthony Oppedisano and his wife and their extended family.
Our other relations include the Falvo, Valenzi, Trapuzzano, de Gori, and Crapis families spread around in Argentina, Canada, Australia, Gizzeria and, of course, New Jersey.
I'd love to hear from anyone who was in Gizzeria recently. We've had some devastating tragedies in our family in recent years and its really made us want to connect with people with whom we may not even know exist.
Thanks so much to all. Hope to hear from you soon.