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Caterina "Katie" Gioccimo Torregrossa
Birth: 1875
Provincia di Caltanissetta
Sicilia, Italy
Death: Jan. 22, 1955
Dyker Heights
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Caterina emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1897. She was the wife of Francesco Torregrossa. She bore her first child, a daughter named Bettina ("Betty"), in Italy in 1894.

After arriving in New York Caterina and Francesco became parents of:

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)

Caterina is interred in the same plot as her husband at St.John's Cemetery.

Sources of information:
Phone call on 9/28/2012 to Polly of St. John's Cemetery to confirm date of death.
New York State Census Records 1905.
U.S. Federal Census Records 1910 and 1920.
Death Certificate for Alfonso Torregrossa.
Marriage Certificate for Alfonso Torregrossa and Bessie Flashenberg.
Death Certificate for Angelina Torregrossa.

Memorial Manager's Note: Caterina's name is sometimes spelled "Catherina" or "Caterina" on official documents. Her maiden name appears as "Gioccimo" or "Giacomo" or "Giacono" on different death certificates and marriage licenses I have obtained.

Bio Updated: 11-11-2012

Family links: 
  Francesco Torregrossa (____ - 1947)
  Alfonso Torregrossa (____ - 1902)*
  Angelina Torregrossa (1899 - 1905)*
  Alfonso Torregrossa (1902 - 1964)*
  Ida Edith Torregrossa Dazzo (1904 - 1981)*
  Jesse Orlando Torregrossa (1907 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint John Cemetery
Middle Village
Queens County
New York, USA
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Record added: Sep 29, 2012
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With prayers at Easter Tide 2016.
- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Mar. 23, 2016
With prayers at Christmas 2015.
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