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Francesco "Frank" Torregrossa
Birth: unknown
Provincia di Caltanissetta
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Jan. 21, 1947
Dyker Heights
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Son of Alfonso and Benedetta (nee Di Francesco) Torregrossa. Born in Sicily circa 1865 or 1866.

Lived with his family in Lower Manhattan where he ran a successful grocery store and macaroni factory on James Street during the late 19th century until he retired in 1927. The family bought a house in Brooklyn which Federal Census records show they were living in 1920. Francesco and his wife Caterina continued to live in the same house with their daughter Edith and her husband Jack Dazzo during the 1940s.

Francesco was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 1945 and passed away on January 21, 1947. Funeral was held at Torregrossa Funeral Home, 1305 79th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. with interment at St. John's Cemetery on January 24, 1947.

Children of Francesco and Caterina Torregrossa:

Bettina ("Betty")(born 1894)
Mary (born 1897)
Angelina (1899 - June 24, 1905)
Alfonso, (1901-1902)
Alfonso ("Al", "Terry", "Al Terry") (Oct. 14, 1902-Aug. 15, 1964)
Edith (born 1904)
Adeline (born 1906)
Orlando (born 1908)
Gesuri ("Jesse") (born 1909)
Eleanor (born 1910)

Sources of information: Death Certificate for Francesco Torregrossa
N.Y.S. 1905 Census
Federal Census Records for 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Further research as of 7-16-2013 on immigration records to determine date of birth.
Most recent Bio update: 7-16-2013. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfonso Torregrossa (____ - 1910)
  Benedetta Di Francisco Torregrossa (1850 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Caterina Gioccimo Torregrossa (1875 - 1955)*
 
 Children:
  Alfonso Torregrossa (____ - 1902)*
  Angelina Torregrossa (1899 - 1905)*
  Alfonso Torregrossa (1902 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Angelina Torregrossa Tortorici (____ - 1913)*
  Francesco Torregrossa (____ - 1947)
  Joseph Torregrossa (1882 - 1964)*
  Antonio Torregrossa (1890 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
 
Created by: EmilyAnn Frances May
Record added: Sep 29, 2012
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