My dear mom Maria Del Nunzio and I had a very moving day. We met Dorothy, her daughter Alana, and her sister Ava. They came from Providence, Rhode Island, USA, to meet us, their Italian cousins.
Dorothy emailed me last month for the first time. Nobody knew about the connection between our families. Only when I checked the information and the records she sent to me, my joy blew up.
Their maternal grandfather, Michele Angelo La Rocca, and my maternal grandfather, Angelo del Nunzio, were stepbrothers.
Michele Angelo never forgot his padulese family, and my mom told us touching stories about that.
I got a missing piece of my family tree!