Judith Cartisano

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Judith Cartisano My Father was amazing. Although he had a pretty awful childhood, he overcame it. He was genrous, warm and accepting. One of his claimes to fame was hitting a home run off Satchel Paige. Joseph was a minor league baseball player. One day his team (I think it was the Cosmos) played against what was then called a Negro League team at Ritter field, in Rochester, NY. He hit the home run off Satchel Paige that day.
Jul 06 · posted to the person Joseph Cartisano
Judith Cartisano My Mother Laura had an incredible singing voice, as did her Mother. I learned most of the songs from the 40s and 50s plus some country music like Patsy Cline from hearing her sing. Her voice was warm and loving and made me feel secure. Overall she was warm and generous.
Jul 06 · posted to the person Laura Mary (Wille) Cartisano
Judith Cartisano This is a story sent to me by my Aunt, Marcella (Wille) Walczak, about my uncles and her brothers Alfred and Jerome Wille. Jerry was injured just before D-Day and Fred was at Pearl Harbor. Both of my Uncles survived the war. Our Lady of Victory School in Rochester, New York, was connected with the Church of the same name, which was also known for a time as the "Flemish Church," because most of the parishioners and priests were originally from Flanders, Belgium. Before the influx of people from Flanders, the Church was known as the "French Church." Marcella Wille Walczak's story: "Uncle Freddy was in the Army, Infantry Division. He enlisted in 1938 thinking he would make a career of the Army. He came to Our Lady of Victory School to say goodbye to me (I was in the 2nd grade, six years old. They let me start 1st grade at 5 yrs. old because your mother (Laura Mary Wille Cartisano) was in 8th grade and was able to take me back and forth to school on the bus). We went to Mass before school and he was there and came over to me to say goodbye when we left church to go to the school. He probably was on his way to the bus station in Rochester which was very close to Our Lady of Victory Church and school. Uncle Jerry served in the 28th Divison (Army) under General Patton. He was actually hit the day before D-day (June 3, 1944) as he was a radio wire man and was laying wires for all the communications for the very secret next day attack but got hit by shrapnel as a bomb exploded near by. He crawled under a truck and yelled for MEDIC!!!! and someone heard him and was able to get to him in time. He was in Halloran Veterans Hospital for a year before he was released. He had several operations, lost his kidney and had a hole in the back of his neck. He went down to 88 pounds, was sent home on leave after he started to feel better and gained a pound a day with Grandma's (Clemence Verniest Wille)cooking and when he went back the nurses didn't recognize him!!!"
Dec 01, 2002 · posted to the surname Wille
Judith Cartisano Frank Cosmano, 2nd from left, Francesco Cartisano, 3rd from left, Frank Clemente, center.
Dec 11, 2012 · posted to the photo Francesco Cartisano & Friends, 1913
Judith Cartisano Frankie-- I have to agree! Adorable! Judith--
Feb 19, 2006 · posted to the photo is me frankie
Judith Cartisano This is too adorable! Judith--
Feb 18, 2006 · posted to the photo dolly&franniePONY
Judith Cartisano Fran-- This is a wonderful photo! Thank you so much for adding it. Judith--
Feb 18, 2006 · posted to the photo ANNA
Judith Cartisano ps: Fran--Any chance that you might have some photos of my Dad when he played baseball? Judith--
Feb 15, 2006 · posted to the photo Vincenzo (James) Cosmano and Sons
Judith Cartisano I'm not sure, Fran. Maybe try plugging in the Cartisano name again and a list of photos should come up, inlcuding one of Mom and Dad in the 1940s. I hope you can find some more photos! Send me an e-mail. Judith--
Feb 15, 2006 · posted to the photo Vincenzo (James) Cosmano and Sons
Judith Cartisano Frank and Frannie--I've never seena a photo of Aunt Anna at such a young age! She was beautiful. I love this photo, but don't know who the unknowns are. Judith--
Mar 06, 2006 · posted to the photo Dick Cosmano & Mary Spano WEDDING