John Anthony Finazzo

(1904 - 1976)

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John Anthony Finazzo
1904 - 1976
Born
January 25, 1904
Italy in Italy
Death
February 1976
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania United States
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504
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John Anthony Finazzo, father to 5 children, was born on January 25, 1904 at Italy, Italy. He married Helen Laccone, and they gave birth to Rocco Finazzo, Nancy June (Finazzo) Pinna, John Finazzo, Jerome Finazzo, and Angie Finazzo. He died in February 1976 at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA, Erie, Pennsylvania at 72 years of age.
Updated: November 28, 2020
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John Anthony Finazzo was married to Helen (Taccone) Finazzo (1909-1983) and they had children Rocco, Angeline, Jerome, Joanne, Lawrence and Nancy.

A wonderful family man, he worked 6 days a week, beginning the day at his General Electric job, coming home briefly for a snack, then going on to his side job laying concrete. But Sundays were always for family. He never worked on Sunday.
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John Anthony Finazzo
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John Anthony Finazzo
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Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504
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John Finazzo was born on at Italy in Italy
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John Finazzo died in at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania United States
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John Finazzo was born on at Italy in Italy
John Finazzo died in at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania United States
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Calvary Cemetery in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania United States 16505
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John worked at G.E. in Erie PA. On the side, he did small concrete jobs.
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The first year we were married, John's grandson (son of Nancy Finazzo Pinna) and I visited the family for Christmas. We stayed at John and Helen's house. It was warm and cozy - and filled to the brim with family. All their children and families came - some who still lived in Erie and others from Long Island and Brooklyn. So much food! All homemade - manicotti and spaghetti and calamari and a roast . . . I could go on and on. (Boy, they have wonderful bread in Erie PA.) But my most vivid memory was a regular breakfast. Italian bread with the center cut out and an egg fried in the hole. A hot pepper on the side to be eaten with this (no, this full Northern and Western European girl didn't have a hot pepper!) But the best part? A small glass of homemade wine. John made all sorts of wine in his basement. This wasn't regular "grape" wine. As with most of his generation (my own grandparents included), he had a big vegetable garden. The year we visited, he had made cherry wine. It was the perfect accompaniment to fried bread and eggs. My only disappointment (as a native Californian) was that we didn't have snow that year. :(
Kathy Pinna shared
on Nov 28, 2020 12:18 PM
As told by Nancy Pinna to my mother and Nancy's daughter-in-law Kathy Pinna

Nancy remembers that John Anthony Finazzo came over from Italy (or was it Sicily?) when he was 15. Before he came over to the United States, some random man offered to send John to operatic school because he had such a beautiful voice. Who was that random man - a teacher, friend, neighbor - we do not know.

As a child, Nancy remembered getting up in the morning and while John was cooking breakfast he would sing at the top of his lungs Opera.
Daniel Pinna shared
on Oct 12, 2020 1:57 PM

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Aug 31, 1909 - January 1983

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John Anthony Finazzo, father to 5 children, died in February 1976 at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA, Erie, Pennsylvania at 72 years of age. He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Erie, Pennsylvania. John was born on January 25, 1904 at Italy, Italy. He married Helen Laccone, and they gave birth to Rocco Finazzo, Nancy June (Finazzo) Pinna, John Finazzo, Jerome Finazzo, and Angie Finazzo.

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In 1904, in the year that John Anthony Finazzo was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1928, John was 24 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1958, by the time he was 54 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1962, John was 58 years old when on August 5th, actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe died in Brentwood California. She was ruled to have died from suicide due to a drug overdose. There has been controversy regarding the circumstances ever since, due to her relationships with Jack and Bobby Kennedy.

In 1976, in the year of John Anthony Finazzo's passing, The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

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