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DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 15 Apr 2007 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sposta, DiBernardo
I'm looking for descendents of Emily (Sposta) and Leon DiBernardo. (Emily was also known as "Carmela") Emily was the sister of my great-grandmother, and their children were close. We've lost touch with that branch of the family, so I'm looking to say "hi" and share some information.

Emily (b.1894/d.1976) and Leon (b.1882/d.1965)lived in Port Chester, N.Y., but some of their children settled in Connecticut. Their children were: Salvatore (b.1913/d.1997, married Arline La Rocco in 1938), Florence (b.circa 1915), Catherine (b.circa 1917), twins Virginia and Rachel (b.circa 1918), and Andrew (b.circa 1924).

I look forward to hearing from anyone!

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 11 Jan 2008 2:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DiBernardo
This I am sure is part of my family. I ahd tried to reach you before about this. I hope this reaches you this time. I am a DiBernardo

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 11 Jan 2008 7:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you think there's a connection, we should definately talk. Public or private, either is OK with me. I can be reached at k10tiger@hotmail.com. My grandmother was Emily DiBernardo's niece and was particulary close to the twins for most of their lives. I remember her taking us grandkids to Conn. to visit one of them at some point during the 80s. Emily's sister was Mary/Maria Sposta whose married name was Genovese.

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 15 Jan 2008 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm so excited to hear from you. My name is Toni DiBernardo and I'm from New Castle, Pennsylvania. I have extensive DiBernardo family History. Do you know where this part of the DiBernardo's came from? My grandfather Annibale Giovanni DiBernardo came from Camigliano, Caserta, Itay. The surname Sposta is also from this village. You mentioned Port Henry, NY. My grandfather had a first cousin named Angelo DiBernardo who was first married to a Mabel Carusone...but the family when they came to America changed this last name from Carusone to Ross. Mable had died during child birth back in the 20's I believe it was. Then he married a Jennie Esposito who just passed away this September 25th in Albany,NY...she was 90. Now my grandfather's side also has twins all through this family. Does any of this sound familiar?

This DiBernardo family all started out in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before spreading out throughout the country into NY, still in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Also in this family are the surnames of D'Onofrio, Palandra, Cenname. I noticed you also have listed the surname of Rocco. They are also from Camigliano. The Rocco family has a Monsignor in it his name was Carmine Rocco. If interested I can send you in PDF File all that I have on this family. I got all my information through The Morman Church so I have everything documented and sourced. Looking at the the name Leon and I'm thinking mabe changed to be more Americanized. Alos this Angelo DiBernardo and his wife owned a dinner in Granville,NY called the Granville Dinner. I was told that this was still family owned but I have no idea by whom. I have alot of old pics that I would also be willing to share along with all the info I have. I hope that there is a connection here...with this surnames I'm thinking there is. Looking forward to hearing from you. Toni DiBernardo

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 23 Jul 2008 6:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
emily an leon were my grandparents. I am cousins to louie and katy copoti. My mother was kathryn.

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 23 Nov 2009 2:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello - I am very interested. Emily Sposta DiBernardo was my husband's grandmother. We have been trying to determine where the Sposta family originated. My husband's mother was one of the twins (Rachel). Thanks in advance for any help. Susan Williams

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 23 Nov 2009 3:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Susan. I just replied to your message on the Genevese forum, and I now see that we are definately connected. I remember meeting Rachel and Virginia years ago. My grandmother, their niece, took me with her to one of their homes in Connecticut. I'm also trying to figure out where the Spostas originated. Mary and Emily's mother is buried in Italy, and that site might be a good place to start researching. The problem is that I don't know where the grave is located, although I do have a photograph of it. If you think this might help, I'll send you a copy of the photo. That's the best lead I've got. : ) If you'd like to compare notes privately, please e-mail me at kristenakcoppock@yahoo.com.
Kristen

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 2 May 2010 3:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DiBernardo Esposito Sposta
Hi Kirsten, I'm back again and still researching. I did find some interesting information. You had mentioned a James Sposta thinking he was one of the children of Andrea Sposta and Catherine Colangelo. However, I did find James Sposta in the Port Chester, NY census -- his parents were Anthony Sposta and Mammie. He was the only child mentioned in that particular record -- will have to look it up again to give you the year.
I searched in both the San Martino and the Avigliano records for Sposta/Esposito but found nothing.

However, Andy DiBernardo, brother of Rachel, Virginia, etc.
told me that the family would visit an Esposito family in Port Chester several times a year. I am in the process of following up on that lead. So far no town of origin.
But I did find a SS record for Angelo Esposito b. 1887 - he was also naturalized so I am trying to see if I can get his naturalization papers to find the town of origin. Will keep you posted. Susan

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 7 Dec 2010 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi I was just on the computer and ran across your information. I am to a Di Bernardo and D'Ofrio. My fathers family grew up in Pittsburgh. His mother died when he was 9 months old and her brother died the very next day from the influenza outbreak.Please contact me I would be interested to see if we are conected in some way. Thank you, Mary

Re: DiBernardos of NY/Conn.

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 7:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I also happen to click on this website & I am the granddaughter of Joseph Sposta who was the brother of Emily Sposta DiBernardo. Joseph, Angelo, Emily, Anna, and Josephine were all siblings. I do remember Great- Aunt Emily making the best home made pizza ever. My grandparents, Joseph and Katerine Sposta lived in Greenwich . We were all close to Rachel, Virginia, Kate& Florie. Sal also played the accordian.
Is Lina his wife still in Rye Brook?
S. Sposta
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