John Anthony Finazzo (1904 - 1976)

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John Anthony Finazzo
1904 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
John Anthony Finazzo, father to 5 children, was born on January 25, 1904. He married Helen Laccone, and they gave birth to Jerome Finazzo, Rocco Finazzo, John Finazzo, Angie Finazzo, and Nancy June (Finazzo) Pinna. He died in February 1976 at 72 years of age. We know that John Anthony Finazzo had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.


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Aug 31, 1909 - January 1983
Erie, PA



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John Anthony Finazzo, father to 5 children, died in February 1976 at 72 years of age. He was born on January 25, 1904. He married Helen Laccone, and they gave birth to Jerome Finazzo, Rocco Finazzo, John Finazzo, Angie Finazzo, and Nancy June (Finazzo) Pinna. We know that John Anthony Finazzo had been residing in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania 16504.
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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 1919, at the age of merely 15 years old, John was alive when Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1928, by the time he was 24 years old, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1937, at the age of 33 years old, John was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1976, in the year of John Anthony Finazzo's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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John M Finazzo
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John R Finazzo
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Other Finazzos

Helen (Laccone) Finazzo
Aug 31, 1909 - January 1983
Erie, PA
Antonina Finazzo
May 24, 1927 - Apr 21, 1999
Gloucester, MA
Vincenza Finazzo
Jul 13, 1920 - Nov 25, 2005
Gloucester, MA
Fillippo Finazzo
Jan 10, 1924 - Jun 27, 2001
Gloucester, MA
Johanna A Finazzo
Feb 4, 1915 - Jan 26, 1983
Mineola, NY
John Finazzo
Sep 4, 1894 - February 1970
Pearl River, NY
Frances J Finazzo
May 13, 1896 - October 1990
Pearl River, NY
Louis Finazzo
Aug 4, 1910 - Sep 21, 1991
Brooklyn, NY
John Finazzo
Apr 12, 1904 - April 1981
Milford, PA
James Finazzo
Aug 15, 1907 - February 1982
Brooklyn, NY
Emanuel Finazzo
Jul 30, 1905 - December 1977
Brooklyn, NY
Giuseppa Finazzo
Nov 23, 1954 - July 1989
Chapel Hill, NC
Frances Finazzo
Apr 28, 1905 - Oct 18, 2002
Smithtown, NY
Rosa Finazzo
Apr 12, 1928 - Jan 14, 2002
Brooklyn, NY
Rose Finazzo
Apr 22, 1930 - Jun 28, 2006
Merrick, NY
Vito Finazzo
May 24, 1894 - July 1976
Staten Island, NY
Christophe Finazzo
Oct 25, 1895 - September 1983
Albertson, NY
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