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Francesca Gallo Penale
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1892
Capodrise
Provincia di Caserta
Campania, Italy
Death: Jul. 17, 1931
Niagara Falls
Niagara County
New York, USA

Francesca Penale was born Maria Francesca Gallo in Capodrise, Caserta, Campania, Italy on January 4, 1892, the daughter of Lorenzo and Maria Giuseppa (Moretta) Gallo. Francesca had at least eight siblings; Frank Lobrillo (1887-1967), Maria Castellano (1889-1966), Domenico Gallo (1894-1896), Rosa Gallo (1896-?), Giulia Gallo (1899-1899), Domenico Gallo (1900-?), Enrico Gallo (1902-1919), and Domenico Gallo (1904-1925).

In 1913, Francesca left Italy for the United States. She sailed on the San Giovanni, and arrived in New York City on May 3, 1913. Just 12 days later, she married Raffaele Penale on May 15, 1913 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Their neighbors, Pellegrino and Anna Sabella, served as the witnesses for their marriage. They initially lived at 903 Grove Ave. in Niagara Falls, before moving to 1163 Fairfield Ave.

Ralph and Francesca had 11 children: Anthony, Laurence, Frank, Enrico, Dominic and Mary Penale, Theresa DiCecco, Josephine Laurenzi, Regetta "Ki Ki" Bane, Jenne Whitmire, and Frances Havens. Francesca died while giving birth on July 17, 1931. Her funeral was held at the family home on July 20, and was largely attended, with Rev. James Guinessy officiating the ceremony. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ralph Penale (1887 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Theresa Penale DiCecco (1914 - 1970)*
  Josephine Marie Penale Laurenzi (1917 - 2003)*
  Laurence Guy Penale (1918 - 2002)*
  Frank Richard Penale (1919 - 2000)*
  Enrico Penale (1920 - 1925)*
  Jenne F. Penale Whitmire (1921 - 1973)*
  Mary Penale (1924 - 1937)*
  Regetta Penale Bane (1927 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Francesca Penale 1893-1931
Suo Figlio Enrico 1920-1925
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Lewiston
Niagara County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Adam A. Penale
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49270508
Francesca <i>Gallo</i> Penale
Added by: Adam A. Penale
 
Francesca <i>Gallo</i> Penale
Added by: Adam A. Penale
 
Francesca <i>Gallo</i> Penale
Added by: Adam A. Penale
 
 
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