thanks for getting in touch. My Uncle Pete was a painter. He had numerous
brothers, and I believe most have past on. There was Phillip, who I believe just past away just few years ago,
there was my father Joseph, and his other brothers, Sam, Raymond, and Frank. My granmothers, name was
Rose Spataro, and her husbands name was Angelo. I forgot there was a sister Mary Spataro. I think that about sums
up my paternal family. My father past away July 31st, 1979 at the age of 67.
My fathers family lived at 1247 Corbin Street on the Southside of Rockford. They attended St. Anthony's Church close by.
One thing I do miss is the good Italian food and the great pasta, and sugo.
Actually, I didn't live with either of my folks to very long. My mother and father were dysfunctional so me and my brother
Angelo spent most of our lives in Orphanges throughout the midwest. My brother finished his time at St. Vincent's orphanage when
he graduated from the 8th grade. He left and got a job at the Steak and Shake on Kishwaukee St. He got married when he was 15 had two children
and was divorced by the time he was 18. Meanwhile, I was doing time at Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children's School in Normal, Ill. I stayed there
until I graduated from high school. I went into the Marines immediately upon graduation and spent 4 years in the military.
I still have relations in Rockford on both my father's and mother's side. Including you. I should you know you or maybe you are either younger or older than me.
My father married Grace Addotta. They had a fairly large family. Most are dead. My only living Aunt by birth is Mary Flowerette. She is staying at a rest home in
Let me hear from you again and tell me about yourself. Maybe we can share some war stories.
My home email is email@example.com
Later Regards Cuz.