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Gina Marie "Jean" Belli Dampier
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1912
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1992
San Mateo County
California, USA

Daughter of Calisto Belli & Victoria Carboni, Italian immigrants.

Married: December 5, 1931 to Gerald Homer Dampier. San Francisco, California
Three Children:
1. Florence June: October 5, 1932 - 2006
2. Geraldine Marie: August 15, 1934 - 2003
3. Son living as of 2013

Gina Belli's family was from near Rome and she was very proud of the fact. She liked to say she raised her kids "Italian". Her cooking was magnificent. She was born near Telegraph Hill and grew up in San Francisco. Her family was part of the large Italian community and knew the DiMaggios, Aliotos and others in the fishing and restaurant business.

She was big-hearted, welcoming, full of good humor and very direct - no artifice. She once jokingly remarked that as a young girl she was invited to a birthday party at the Dimaggio's place - parents of Joe, Dom and Vince of baseball fame. She decided not to attend and wondered what might have happened had she gone. But she was happily married to Jerry. Family gatherings were always a time of good company and cheer.

She was very family oriented, following the ups and downs of her children and sincerely inquiring as to how relatives were doing. When her below nephew was literally off the plane with his new bride from India, her first question was "When are the babies coming?"

Barry Michie - Nephew
 
 
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 Parents:
  Calisto Belli (1880 - 1953)
  Vittoria Carboni Belli (1890 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  Gerald Homer Dampier (1905 - 1979)
 
 Children:
  Florence June Dampier Perry (1932 - 2006)*
  Geraldine Marie Dampier Schuber (1934 - 2003)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gina Marie Belli Dampier (1912 - 1992)
  Alexander M Belli (1919 - 1945)*
  Angela V Belli (1922 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Block 84, Sequoia Section
 
Created by: Barry Michie
Record added: Feb 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105628651
Gina Marie Jean <i>Belli</i> Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
 
Gina Marie Jean <i>Belli</i> Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
 
Gina Marie Jean <i>Belli</i> Dampier
Added by: Barry Michie
 
 
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