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Maria Filomena Giorno Cesario
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1886
Provincia di Cosenza
Calabria, Italy
Death: Nov. 8, 1925
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Maria is my paternal great-grandmother.

She was born in Luzzi, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy and settled in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, PA in 1904, coming with her mother, two brothers and sister. She was the oldest child of Francesco Giorno, a successful stonemason who worked on the massive stone wall surrounding the Grey Towers Estate (which became Beaver College now Arcadia University) in Philadelphia, PA and Teresa Frega, who was Albanian.

She was a very talented seamstress, like her mother, and it is said that she could make table clothes, bed spreads, dresses, clothing, and just about anything else. In addition to her native Italian, she could also speak Albanian and a smattering of English (so much for the poor, uneducated Southern Italian!). 
Family links: 
  Francesco Giorno (1860 - 1931)
  Teresa Frega Giorno (1864 - 1920)
  Francesco Cesario (1884 - 1968)*
  Sara Filomena Cesario Parisi (1907 - 1974)*
  Carmine Gaetano Cesario (1908 - 1908)*
  Catherine (Katie) Cesario (1909 - 1973)*
  Linguida Cesario (1911 - 2012)*
  Gaetano J. Cesario (1913 - 1981)*
  Rose Cesario Parrillo (1915 - 1997)*
  Philomena Cesario Di Giacomo (1916 - 1985)*
  Carmella Cesario Bruno (1918 - 1998)*
  Helen Cesario (1919 - 1920)*
  Helen Cesario (1920 - 1920)*
  Maria Filomena Giorno Cesario (1886 - 1925)
  Luigi Giorno (1891 - 1962)*
  Alfredo Giorno (1893 - 1937)*
  Rosaria Giorno Pistoria (1898 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section F, Range 9, Lot 50, Grave 1.
Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: Aug 27, 2000
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Maria Filomena <i>Giorno</i> Cesario
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Maria Filomena <i>Giorno</i> Cesario
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Maria Filomena <i>Giorno</i> Cesario
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