Rhode Island

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This is a photo of Viola Steiner added by Janice Fish on December 6, 2020.
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Mar 24, 1901 - Feb 13, 1991
Added Dec 6, 2020 by: Janice Fish
Janice Fish
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This is a photo of Rose (Abosso) Grills added by Danita Abosso on October 7, 2020.
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1921 - Unknown
Added Oct 7, 2020 by: Danita Abosso
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Domenic J Abosso First son of Joseph and Josephine Abosso.
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Mar 25, 1921 - Mar 17, 1998
Added Oct 7, 2020 by: Danita Abosso
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Josephine Abosso, Domenic J Abosso's mother
Added Oct 7, 2020 by: Danita Abosso
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Heer is Joseph Abosso at 25 on his wedding day in 1919
Added Oct 7, 2020 by: Danita Abosso
Danita Abosso
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This is a photo of Joseph Abosso added by Danita Abosso on October 7, 2020.
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Jun 30, 1892 - Jan 30, 1980
Added Oct 7, 2020 by: Danita Abosso
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This is a photo of Leo J Thuotte added by Brigette Meeker on July 6, 2020.
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1914 - Aug 29, 1986
Added Jul 6, 2020 by: Brigette Meeker
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This is a photo of Goncalves family added by Joao Goncalves on June 30, 2020.
Added Jun 30, 2020 by: Joao Goncalves
Joao Goncalves
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This is a photo of Goncalves family added by Joao Goncalves on June 30, 2020.
This is a photo of Manuel John Goncalves added by Joao Goncalves on June 30, 2020.
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Nov 10, 1912 - Aug 21, 1996
Added Jun 30, 2020 by: Joao Goncalves
Joao Goncalves
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This is a photo of Jamel L Collins added by Takeia Collins on June 24, 2020.
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Jun 22, 1978 - Aug 11, 1995
This is my grandma, Veronica Kaszycki, holding my as a 18-month old baby at Misquamicut Beach in Rhode Island in August 1968.
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Oct 31, 1905 - Sep 7, 1990
Added Feb 2, 2020 by: Carol Murray
Carol Murray
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A photo of Kenneth R. (Straczek) Noble
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Nov 17, 1934 - Feb 3, 2016
Added Aug 18, 2019 by: Pam Noble
Pam Noble
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A photo of Catherine “Kate” Lahiff who was born in 1866 on board a ship that was in Australian waters, hence she always referred to herself as Australian but she was very much Irish. In her lifetime she traveled to Australia as a domestic servant, lived in Providence, Rhode Island as a helper to her aunt Honora Lahiff McMahon, and married Henry Stone of England settling in New York for the remainder of her life. She and her husband continued to travel making three trips abroad to England and France. They had four children including Cecil McClintock Stone, John Henry Stone, Charlotte Agnes Stone (Taylor) and Cyril Granville Stone. Her sorrow included losing John Henry at 18 months to meningitis and losing her oldest son Cecil when he disappeared in 1928. He was never heard from again. Some described her as somewhat cold and unloving but her childhood left little time for nurturing and she learned to deal with life in a matter of fact way. She did adore Cecil and had high hopes for him. She encouraged his musical talents and he was often featured in local talent shows. Her husband Henry was a keen business man and she never again experienced the poverty of her youth.
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Nov 24, 1866 - Apr 15, 1943
Added Jun 5, 2019 by: Jan Brown
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John Lahiff was a peasant Herder taking care of cattle in the Burren of County Clare most of his life. In 1873, he came to America with his mother and four young children entering through Castle Garden. He returned to Ireland minus one son who died in Providence, Rhode Island but having gained a baby daughter there as well. They returned to the Burren and continued to have children. In his late 50’s he again attempted to relocate his family to America, entering through Ellis Island in 1889. This time they remained in Newport, Rhode Island near his sisters Margaret and Honora. He lived out the remainder of his life there and died in 1919 never knowing his grandchildren would make great accomplishments as business people, Tavern owners, and even Broadway stars with one becoming the first to sing and dance in a talkie movie.
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1843 - May 1, 1919
Added Jun 5, 2019 by: Jan Brown
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A photo of Maria "Helen" E (Lamantia) Pannozzi (on right) and wife of Sam Pannozza of Danbury, Conn. (on left), summer 1940.
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Jan 17, 1915 - Apr 26, 1993
Added Sep 18, 2018 by: James Pannozzi
James Pannozzi
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A photo of Maria "Helen" E (Lamantia) Pannozzi
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Jan 17, 1915 - Apr 26, 1993
Added Sep 18, 2018 by: James Pannozzi
James Pannozzi
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I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of Eddie C. BURLINGAM which was taken at the J. W. Bruce Studio in Providence, RI. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1870’s or 1880’s with Eddie noted as 2 years old when the photograph was taken. I’m hoping to locate someone from Eddie’s family so that this precious old photograph can be returned to the care of family. If you are a member of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me. Thanks, Shelley
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A photo of Anna Lamantia taken in Providence, Rhode Island, early 1920's
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Mar 3, 1903 - Sep 9, 1968
Added Feb 11, 2018 by: James Pannozzi
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A photo of an unknown woman, taken in RI - Possibly a Daigle or Benoit. Photo Album was owned by Elizabeth Daigle Benoit.
A photo of Carmella Corso Russo (1851-1940) taken in front of her Apt. on Europa St., Federal Hill, Providence, Rhode Island, around 1938.
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1851 - 1940
Added Jun 7, 2017 by: James Pannozzi
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A photo of Agostino Marfisi at about age 5. To his left is his mother Anna Matracia Marfisi and to his right are cousins Providenzia Russo Lamantia (1888-1933) and her daughter Anna Lamantia (1903-1968); Taken at Crescent Park Amusement Park, E. Providence, R.I., summer 1915
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Mar 3, 1903 - Sep 9, 1968
Added Feb 19, 2017 by: James Pannozzi
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A photo of Susie (L), Helen (R) and Jessie (F) Choate Susan Parker Choate Stebbins (1865 - 1943) Helen Baker Choate (1868 - 1958) Jeannette "Jessie" Hunter Choate (1871 - 1941)
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Added Jul 20, 2016 by: Rhondalee Cotter
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A photo of Helen Baker Choate at Apponaug, RI http://www.warwickhistory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=43&Itemid=96 Apponaug is a neighborhood in central Warwick, Rhode Island, situated on Apponaug Cove, a tributary to Greenwich Bay and nearby Narragansett Bay. The name Apponaug is a derivation of the Narragansett Indian word for "place of oysters". Wikipedia
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1868 - 1958
Added Jul 10, 2016 by: Rhondalee Cotter
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A photo of Blanche Denicourt
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jan 27, 2016 by: Richard Rabitaille
Richard Rabitaille
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A photo of my Great Aunt, Ann C Zielinski Greene, is in the center of this photo. @ 1940. Possibly Watch Hill or Newport RI. Need help identifying her friends and location.
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Added Nov 15, 2015 by: Christine Kahr
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A photo of (center woman) Providenza Lucy Lamantia (1888-1933); To Her Right, Daughter Anna Lamantia (1903-1968). The boy is Sal Marfisi 1905-2000 who later served in France in World War 2.
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Mar 3, 1903 - Sep 9, 1968
Added Sep 24, 2015 by: James Pannozzi
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A photo of Joseph "Jose" Garnetto and wife Ella Garnetto
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Jan 12, 1924 - February 1973
Added Sep 11, 2015 by: Alicia Garnett
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A photo of the Ciaccia brothers: (L-R) Louis - Age 6, Albert - Age 3 and Armand Ciaccia - Age 4. Sons of Giovanni and Maria (Pagano) Ciaccia of Providence, RI.
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1915 - Unknown
Added Aug 21, 2015 by: Jack Ciaccia
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A photo of the wedding day of Albert and Grace (Arena) Ciaccia. (L-R) Bride's parent's - Dominic and Josephine (Silipigni) Arena; Grace (Arena) and Albert M. Ciaccia.
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1915 - Unknown
A photo of Domenic and Josephine Arena's Marriage: My grandparent's wedding day, Sep 19, 1915. Married at St. Ann's Church in Providence, RI. (L-R) Domenic Arena, Josephine (Silipigni) Arena, his Best Man, Corrato Silipigni and her Maid of Honor, Santa Trifirio. All were born in the Province of Messina, Sicily and came to America prior to 1905.
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Dec 24, 1889 - Apr 16, 1969
A photo of Anthony Lamantia taken in Providence around 1925
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Jan 7, 1905 - Dec 17, 1927
A photo of Glenn Lauriston Smith, son of Lauriston and Ruth Smith
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Feb 2, 2015 by: Heather Smith
Heather Smith
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A photo of Charles William Smith, son of Rachel Minerva Smith
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Feb 2, 2015 by: Heather Smith
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A photo of Gilbert Heroux at about 4 and Victor Heroux about 5 years old. In our sand box at Black Rock. New summer haircut. Pic taken sometime 1950-52.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Dec 27, 2014 by: Gilbert Heroux
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My Great Grandfather Leo Nutini 1901-1992
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1901 - Unknown
A photo of Ada (Mazzucchelli) Nutini and Egisto Nutini, Brother and Sister
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Added Oct 3, 2014 by: Gina Pezzullo
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A photo of Domenico Pezzullo (Thomas John) - Late teens, early 20s- per his son Thomas.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 13, 2014 by: Gina Pezzullo
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Armando Alphonse Colaluca and Elsie Jordan: Mom and Dad at their first wedding in 1941.
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Feb 18, 1920 - Sep 5, 2009
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