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Elvira "Effie" Grippo Gatti
Birth: Apr. 18, 1904
Scranton
Lackawanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1963
Southington
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Elvira Grippo was the third of six children born to Italian immigrants, Mary Guida and Frank Grippo, in Scranton, PA. She grew up at 1028 Luke Avenue. On Feb. 6, 1921 she married Domenick Gatti with whom she had five children. The 1930, '32, '36 and '37 Scranton city directories list Domenick's occupation as policeman. The 1940 Scranton directory shows the Gattis at 121 Masters. Domenick, who was listed as "Danl", was a stone mason and Effie was a weaver at Samuel J. Aronsohn (Petersburg) silk mill located 0.2 of a mile from their house on Masters. In the 1941 Bristol, CT directory Dominick, Effie and their daughter, Theresa are listed at 20 Fenn Street. Domenick was an inspector at Wallace Barnes Co. They rented at 103 Pine Street for a short time before taking the 20 Fenn Street house where they are listed until the 1949 Bristol directory which shows them at the home they purchased at 446 King Street. Domenick and Effie always had beautiful gardens and fruit trees. Their home on King Street had wooden shelves in the basement filled with jars of fruits and vegetables Effie canned. It also had her wringer washer, Domenick's tools and the most wonderful musty smell. A wonderful cook, her nimble fingers quickly pinched and rolled her homemade cavatelli and her pizza was legendary.

The Bristol Press, Feb. 25, 1963 - "MRS. DOMINICK GATTI - Mrs. Elvira (Grippo) Gatti, 58, of 446 King Street, wife of Dominick Gatti, died at Bradley Memorial Hospital, Southington, Sunday morning after a long illness. -- Born in Scranton, PA, April 18, 1904, daughter of Frank and Mary (Guida) Grippo, she came to this city in 1939. She was a member of St. Matthew's Church and the Guild of the Blessed Sacrament of the church. -- Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Philip J. and Robert L. Gatti, both of Bristol; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Steen of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Norman Leger of Bristol; two brothers, William Grippo of Scranton, Pa., and Anthony Grippo of Elizabeth, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Philomena Murphy of Yonkers, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. -- Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. from the O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Avenue, to St. Matthew's Church at 9 a.m. where a Solemn High Mass Requiem will be celebrated. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. -- Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m." 
 
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 Parents:
  Francesco Grippo (1868 - 1951)
  Maria Guida Grippo (1874 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Domenick Gatti (1892 - 1974)*
 
 Children:
  Theresa Ann Gatti Pieri (1922 - 1959)*
  Mary Helena Gatti Steen (1923 - 1999)*
  Philip John Gatti (1925 - 1997)*
  Robert Lee Gatti (1927 - 1995)*
  Lena Gatti (1938 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adelina Grippo Donvito (1899 - 1957)*
  Antoinette Grippo Giannetta (1902 - 1962)*
  Elvira Grippo Gatti (1904 - 1963)
  William Grippo (1906 - 1975)*
  Gaetano Grippo (1909 - 1968)*
  Philomena Genevieve Grippo Murphy (1912 - 1967)*
  Baby boy Grippo (1916 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Bristol
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Sec. 10, Plot 21 A, Grave 2
 
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Record added: Dec 16, 2012
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