A big thank you goes out to Francis Marasco and Rosina Coltellaro for their contributions to our family history project. Their support has enabled us to present a well rounded look into the life of Rosina Aiello Marasco Muro. Francis is Rosina’s grandson and Rosina Coltellaro is her niece.
For the first part of this series please see:
42a-Muro Family in America-Rosina Aiello Marasco of Martirano
Drawing of the S.S. America.
Passenger list of the S.S. America.
We thank Fran Marasco and Rosina Coltellaro for access to their family trees for information about Rosina Aiello Marasco Muro. Fran is her grandson and Rosina is her niece. Fran has also provided us with the photos that are part of the postings about life in the Muro family of Wilmerding during the 1920s through 1940s.
Nick and Letizia (nee Scotti) Muro left Agropoli in Italy to settle in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. Five of their six children survived childhood and were alive at the time of Letizia’s passing in early 1921. With 5 small children, aged roughly from 3 through 10 years of age, Nick had to make a decision as to how to raise his children and take the next step forward in his life.
Nick Muro was:
*Sammy’s maternal Grandfather.
*EmilyAnn’s Great-Grandfather on her maternal line.
Meet Rosina Aiello of Martirano, Catanzaro, Calabria Italy
Rosina was born on May 24, 1896 in Martirano, Catanzaro province of Calabria Italy. She was the daughter of Angelo and Caterina Aiello. Rosina had three brothers: Vincenzo, Francesco and Antonio.
There was a very happy development in the extended family that I learned about during Christmas break.
About a week before Christmas I got this photo greeting by snail mail from Uncle Sammy, Aunt Kathie, her son Michael and daughter-in-law Katy. I love getting holiday cards of all kinds and added this to the impromptu display on top of my cupboard. We were busy at work and I was busy with my creative activities during the lead up to Christmas so there wasn’t much energy for a fancy display. But where there’s a will there’s a way.
I decided to use the tree I use for my 1:6 scale doll house each Christmas. I didn’t have the focus to set up the doll house so this tree was free. In lieu of a Nativity crèche I found a small, well detailed scene of the Holy Family cast in pewter. It was waiting for me in a box of carefully wrapped collectibles my late Mom left me. This card from the Serrapede Lingle family went up on the cupboard next to the little tree. The photo for this card is from Michael and Katy’s wedding I attended in Baltimore in June 2016.
A few days later I got another photo greeting card from Michael and Katy. The Lingle family is growing. This holiday card from Michael, Katy and Baby Lingle was delightful to receive. What a good time to share the news, at Christmas! Baby is due some time in February 2017.
We’re very happy for Michael and Katy and look forward to Baby’s arrival.