|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1890|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 1945|
New Jersey, USA
Catherine Romano was born Maria Antonia Teresa Caterina Romano in Ardore, a beautiful hilltop village in Reggio d'Calabria, Italy. She was the eldest child of Vincenzo Romano and Filomena Correale. She had a brother Giuseppi Pasquale and a sister Maria Annunziata, then her mother passed away and her father remarried to Rosa Critelli, they had ten children, two of whom died in infancy.
Her father immigrated to America in 1904, settling in Philadelphia. Catherine and her stepmother and two half brothers Tomaso (3) and Luigi (1) arrived in New York Harbour on 05 Oct 1905 aboard the ship "Prinz Oskar". They proceeded to Philadelphia to be rejoined with her father. Her brother and sister immigrated later.
Catherine married Francesco Aiello in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA on 27 Aug 1906, the son of Saverio Aiello and Mariagrazia Scalzo. Vincenzo had to sign permission for the marriage since she was a minor.
Catherine and Frank had eleven children: Mariagrazia 1 Dec 1907; Philomena 04 Jul 1909; Rosa Lucille 09 Jun 1911; Trisa 15 May 1913; Vincenzina 16 Oct 1914; Francesco Samuele 09 May 1916; Frederick 17 Mar 1918; Joseph Anthony 06 Sep 1919; Ida Anne 06 Feb 1921; Albert Louis 24 Jan 1923; Antonio Francesco 15 Jun 1924.
Catherine died suddenly on VJ Day 15 Aug 1945 of a broken heart. Her youngest son, Anthony had been killed in the war just months earlier. The story of her death as heard many times by the author as told by his father and aunts, uncles and cousins who were there, that she picked up Uncle Tony's picture and started crying and rocking with it for hours, then collapsed and died.
Vincenzo Romano (1866 - 1932)
Francesco Aiello (1885 - 1972)*
Mariagrazia Aiello Gentilella (1907 - 1987)*
Philomena Aiello Totaro (1909 - 1990)*
Rosa Lucille Aiello Accomando (1911 - 1988)*
Theresa Aiello Martin-Dembski (1913 - 1996)*
Vincenzina Maria Aiello DiPietro (1914 - 1997)*
Francesco Samuel Aiello (1916 - 1981)*
Frederic Aiello (1918 - 1918)*
Edith Anne Aiello Penna (1921 - 1974)*
Albert Louis Aiello (1923 - 2003)*
Anthony J. Aiello (1924 - 1944)*
Fairview Memorial Park and Mausoleum
New Jersey, USA
Created by: John A. Aiello
Record added: May 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14452037