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Joseph A. Adorno Joseph A. Adorno (1912-1988) — of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., March 11, 1912. Republican. Lawyer; municipal judge in Connecticut, 1939; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; Connecticut state treasurer, 1947-55. Catholic. Sicilian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Forty and Eight; Elks; Lions; Knights of Columbus; Sons of Italy; Moose. Died in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., December 30, 1988 (age 76 years, 294 days). Interment at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Salvatore A. Adorno (1879-1960) and Maria P. Adorno (1886-1978); married to Mary J. D'Apice (1913-2005).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Connecticut Register and Manual 1950
  Eugene Victor Alessandroni (1887-1966) — also known as Eugene V. Alessandroni — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Capistrano, Italy, January 24, 1887. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; common pleas court judge in Pennsylvania 1st District, 1927-48; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1932. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Alpha Phi Delta. Died in March, 1966 (age 79 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pierluigi Alessandroni and Carmela (Jafolla) Alessandroni; married, January 6, 1909, to Ethel Hope Tumbelston.
  Douglas Earl Applegate (b. 1928) — also known as Douglas Applegate — of Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio. Born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, March 27, 1928. Democrat. Real estate business; member of Ohio state house of representatives 33rd District, 1961-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964; member of Ohio state senate, 1969-76; U.S. Representative from Ohio 18th District, 1977-95. Presbyterian. Member, Farm Bureau; Sons of Italy; Elks; Eagles; League of Women Voters. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Margaret (Longacre) Applegate and Earl Douglas Applegate (1906?-?); married, August 25, 1950, to Betty Jean Engstrom.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Vincent R. Balletta, Jr. (1927-1996) — of Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., July 7, 1927. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly 18th District, 1967-70; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1976. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Lions; Sons of Italy; Catholic Lawyers Guild. Died October 15, 1996 (age 69 years, 100 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Maria Sottosanti.
  Peter R. Biondo (1916-1997) — of Ossining, Westchester County, N.Y. Born December 21, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1966-74 (103rd District 1966, 93rd District 1967-74). Italian ancestry. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Rotary; Sons of Italy. Died May 16, 1997 (age 80 years, 146 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Grace Sweeney.
  James S. Cafiero (b. 1928) — of North Wildwood, Cape May County, N.J. Born in North Wildwood, Cape May County, N.J., September 21, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly District 1, 1968-71; member of New Jersey state senate, 1972-81, 1990-2003 (District 1 1972-73, 1st District 1974-81, 1990-2003). Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 2003.
  Andrew A. Casassa (b. 1886) — also known as Andres A. Casassa — of Revere, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., September 17, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; banker; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1920, 1928; mayor of Revere, Mass., 1931; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1930; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1930. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Eagles; Moose; Sons of Italy. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Angelo Casassa and Louise Casassa; married 1911 to Emily G. Greene.
  Peter Angelo Cavicchia (1879-1967) — also known as Peter A. Cavicchia — of Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Italy, May 22, 1879. Republican. Lawyer; law professor; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1931-37 (9th District 1931-33, 11th District 1933-37). Presbyterian. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Moose; Eagles; Freemasons; Sons of Italy. Died in Belleville, Essex County, N.J., September 11, 1967 (age 88 years, 112 days). Interment at Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Dominic Cavicchia and Maria Josephine (Lombardi) Cavicchia; married, December 15, 1909, to Annabella Auger (died 1936); married to Elsie Del Negro.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry J. Cianfrani (1923-2002) — also known as "Buddy Brown"; "The Pizza" — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in a hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 19, 1923. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960, 1964; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1963-66; member of Pennsylvania state senate 1st District, 1967-78. Catholic. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Sons of Italy. Convicted in 1977 on federal charges of racketeering and mail fraud for padding his Senate payroll; sentenced to five years in federal prison; served 27 months; released in 1980. Died, following a stroke, in Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 3, 2002 (age 79 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Cross-reference: Robert A. Brady
  Salvatore A. Cotillo (1886-1939) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Italy, November 19, 1886. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 28th District, 1913, 1915-16; member of New York state senate, 1917-23 (20th District 1917-18, 18th District 1919-23); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1924-39; died in office 1939. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy. Died, following an operation for a chest tumor, in Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 27, 1939 (age 52 years, 250 days). Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y.
  George Elmore Danielson (1915-1998) — also known as George E. Danielson — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Wausa, Knox County, Neb., February 20, 1915. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; member of California state assembly, 1963-66; member of California state senate, 1967-71; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968; U.S. Representative from California, 1971-82 (29th District 1971-75, 30th District 1975-82); Judge, California Court of Appeal, 1982-92. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Amvets; Sons of Italy; Elks. Died of heart failure, in Monterey Park, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 12, 1998 (age 83 years, 204 days). Entombed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Mino Rocco D'Aurora (1909-1997) — also known as Mino R. D'Aurora — of Follansbee, Brooke County, W.Va. Born in Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy, August 12, 1909. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Brooke County, 1959-73; delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Eagles; Moose; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus; United Steelworkers of America. Died November 23, 1997 (age 88 years, 103 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Giovino D'Aurora and Maria (De Stefano) D'Aurora; married to Mary Margaret Macre (died 1957); married, January 2, 1961, to Pauline Mary Rhodes.
  John Herman Dent (1908-1988) — also known as John H. Dent — of Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa. Born in Johnetta, Armstrong County, Pa., March 10, 1908. Democrat. President, Local 18759, United Rubber Workers; writer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1935-36; member of Pennsylvania state senate 39th District, 1937-58; resigned 1958; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1964 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1958-79. Catholic. Member, Sons of Italy; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Eagles; Moose. Died in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, Pa., April 9, 1988 (age 80 years, 30 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Dent and Genevieve Dent.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph A. DePaolo, Jr. (1908-1965) — of Plantsville, Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., 1908. Democrat. Insurance and real estate business; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Southington, 1937-38, 1941-42; defeated, 1942; first selectman of Southington, Connecticut, 1947-50; postmaster at Plantsville, Conn., 1952; Southington town clerk, 1961-65. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy; American Legion. Died in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., May 21, 1965 (age about 56 years). Interment at St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington, Conn.
  Relatives: Married 1942 to Juanine S. DePaolo (1914-1997).
  DePaolo Middle School, in Southington, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas P. DiNapoli — also known as Tom DiNapoli — of Great Neck, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly 16th District, 1987-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988, 2000, 2008; Presidential Elector for New York, 2012. Italian ancestry. Member, Sierra Club; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 2012.
  Edward Daniel DiPrete (b. 1934) — of Rhode Island. Born in Cranston, Providence County, R.I., July 8, 1934. Mayor of Cranston, R.I., 1978-84; Governor of Rhode Island, 1985-91. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Grange; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2014.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Thomas Joseph Downey (b. 1949) — also known as Thomas J. Downey — of West Islip, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y.; Amityville, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Ozone Park, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., January 28, 1949. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1984, 1988; U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1975-93; defeated, 1992. Methodist. Member, Sigma Alpha Mu; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Norma Rita Morgillo Downey (1924?-).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Paul Albert Fino (1913-2009) — also known as Paul A. Fino — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 15, 1913. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from Bronx County 6th District, 1940; member of New York state senate 27th District, 1945-50; defeated, 1942; U.S. Representative from New York, 1953-68 (25th District 1953-63, 24th District 1963-68); resigned 1968; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964, 1968; chair of Bronx County Republican Party, 1965; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1969. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; American Bar Association; Sons of Italy; Royal Arcanum. Died in North Woodmere, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., June 16, 2009 (age 95 years, 183 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Esther Claudia Liquori (1915-2016).
  Epitaph: "U.S. Congressman, Supreme Cout Judge. Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Michael Foglietta (1928-2004) — also known as Thomas M. Foglietta — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., December 3, 1928. Lawyer; member, Philadelphia city council, 1955-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956, 1960 (alternate); Republican candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1975; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1981-97; resigned 1997; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984, 1996; U.S. Ambassador to Italy, 1997-2001. Catholic. Member, Sons of Italy; American Bar Association; Loyal Legion. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., November 13, 2004 (age 75 years, 346 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Anthony R. Gentile (1905-1966) — of Williamson, Mingo County, W.Va. Born in Thomas, Tucker County, W.Va., October 26, 1905. Democrat. School teacher; athletic coach; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; insurance business; member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1961-63; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mingo County, 1963-64. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Moose; Sons of Italy; Phi Sigma Kappa; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died September 6, 1966 (age 60 years, 315 days). Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of D. Gentile and Anna (Quattro) Gentile.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Alexander Giannetti, Jr. (b. 1964) — also known as John A. Giannetti, Jr. — of Laurel, Prince George's County, Md. Born, in a hospital, at Camp Lejeune, Onslow County, N.C., June 9, 1964. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Maryland state house of delegates District 13-B, 1999-2003; defeated, 1994; member of Maryland state senate 21st District, 2003-. Catholic. Italian, Irish, and American Indian ancestry. Member, Chi Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Jaycees; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of John A. Giannetti, Sr. (1934?-).
  Larry Kimble (b. 1947) — of Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., September 10, 1947. Republican. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War; investment broker; member of West Virginia state senate 17th District, 1995-. Member, Rotary; Sons of Italy; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Vietnam Veterans of America. Still living as of 1997.
  Relatives: Son of Bob Kimble and Kathleen Kimble.
  Peter T. King (b. 1944) — of Seaford, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 5, 1944. Republican. Lawyer; Nassau County Comptroller, 1981-93; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1993-; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1996. Catholic. Member, Ancient Order of Hibernians; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus; American Legion. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Joseph Paul Kolter (b. 1926) — also known as Joseph P. Kolter; Joe Kolter — of New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa. Born in McDonald, Trumbull County, Ohio, September 3, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives 14th District, 1969-82; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1983-93; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Member, Eagles; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Elks; Sons of Italy. Indicted in 1994 by a Federal grand jury on five felony charges of embezzlement at the U.S. House post office; pleaded guilty in May 1996. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Robert Louis Leggett (1926-1997) — also known as Robert L. Leggett — of Vallejo, Solano County, Calif. Born in Richmond, Contra Costa County, Calif., July 26, 1926. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1961-62; U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 1963-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1964, 1968 (alternate). Member, Kiwanis; Elks; Redmen; Sons of Italy; American Legion; American Bar Association. Died of a heart attack, in Orange, Orange County, Calif., August 13, 1997 (age 71 years, 18 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elmer Leggett and Victoria (Toffoli) Leggett; married, August 16, 1947, to Barbara Burnett.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Charles Joseph Margiotti (1891-1956) — also known as Charles J. Margiotti — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., April 4, 1891. Lawyer; business executive; director, Punxsutawney National Bank; candidate in Republican primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1934; Pennsylvania state attorney general, 1935-38; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Eagles; Elks; Moose; Knights of Columbus; Sons of Italy; American Academy of Political and Social Science; Foresters. Died August 25, 1956 (age 65 years, 143 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Margiotti and Fortunata (Reca) Margiotti; married, February 5, 1918, to Denise Wery.
  Joseph E. Marine (1905-1998) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 19, 1905. Democrat. Member of New York state senate 29th District, 1961-65. Catholic. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Sons of Italy. Ticket manager for the New York Yankees baseball team, 1946-51. Died at Oakwood Health Facility, Amherst, Erie County, N.Y., January 25, 1998 (age 92 years, 37 days). Burial location unknown.
  Anthony J. Mercorella — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1966-72 (93rd District 1966, 85th District 1967-72). Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus; Catholic War Veterans. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Married to Marie DeLucia.
  Joseph N. Mondello (b. 1938) — of Levittown, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., 1938. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Nassau County Republican Party, 1984-; member of Republican National Committee from New York, 1992-2004; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1996, 2008 (delegation chair); New York Republican state chair, 2006-09. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Knights of Columbus; Kiwanis; Lions; Disabled American Veterans; American Legion; Amvets; Reserve Officers Association. Still living as of 2011.
  Relatives: Married to Linda Elizabeth Crabtree (1938?-).
  Frank Montemuro — of Pennsylvania. Chief justice of Pennsylvania state supreme court, 1993. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy. Still living as of 1993.
  Francis A. Pallotti (b. 1886) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., August 21, 1886. Republican. Lawyer; secretary of state of Connecticut, 1923-29; candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1936; Connecticut state attorney general, 1939-45; superior court judge in Connecticut, 1945. Catholic. Member, American Bar Association; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Gaetano D. Parella (c.1923-2001) — also known as Kelly Parella — of Bristol, Bristol County, R.I. Born in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., about 1923. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1971-93. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Knights of Columbus; Sons of Italy; American Legion. Died in Bristol, Bristol County, R.I., July 4, 2001 (age about 78 years). Interment at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter, R.I.
  Gaetano Parisi (1877-1949) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, August 28, 1877. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1904; City Marshal of New York City; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Sons of Italy. Died January 2, 1949 (age 71 years, 127 days). Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Father of Thomas G. Parisi (who married Helen R. Manzi (1912-1999)), Leonard V. Parisi and Joseph E. Parisi.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Angelo Dominic Roncallo (1927-2010) — also known as Angelo D. Roncallo — of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y.; Massapequa, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y., May 28, 1927. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; Nassau County Controller, 1968-72; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1972; U.S. Representative from New York 3rd District, 1973-75; defeated, 1974; Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1977-95. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Delta Theta Phi; Sons of Italy; Elks. Died in Massapequa, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., May 4, 2010 (age 82 years, 341 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Roncallo and Connie (Prochilo) Roncallo; married, May 31, 1952, to Priscille Pouliot.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gary A. Sacco (b. 1947) — of Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va., May 10, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 3rd District, 1982; member of West Virginia state senate 1st District, 1982-84; appointed 1982. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 1984.
  Relatives: Son of Oliver A. Sacco and Antonette R. Sacco; married, February 20, 1976, to Amy Kimmins.
  Thomas Domenico Santoro (1922-1975) — also known as Thomas D. Santoro — of Westerly, Washington County, R.I. Born in Westerly, Washington County, R.I., November 17, 1922. Innkeeper; insurance business; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1950-56; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1960. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Elks; Moose; Sons of Italy. Died, in Miriam Hospital, Providence, Providence County, R.I., June 28, 1975 (age 52 years, 223 days). Interment at St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly, R.I.
  Roland Savilla (b. 1916) — also known as Joe Savilla — of St. Albans, Kanawha County, W.Va. Born in Kanawha County, W.Va., May 13, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; athletic coach; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County; elected 1972; member of West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1975-78. Christian. Italian ancestry. Member, Civitan; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Reserve Officers Association; Sons of Italy. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony Savilla and Mary Ann (Contenta) Savilla; married, May 12, 1973, to Betty Jo Martin.
  Vincent F. Scarcelli (1914-2002) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 16, 1914. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1955-67; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Catholic. Member, Sons of Italy. Died September 10, 2002 (age 88 years, 86 days). Burial location unknown.
  Stephen R. Somma — of Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state senate 16th District, 1989-. Member, Jaycees; Sons of Italy. Still living as of 2002.
  Francis R. Spaniola (b. 1935) — also known as Bus Spaniola — of Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich. Born in Corunna, Shiawassee County, Mich., June 8, 1935. Democrat. School teacher; chair of Shiawassee County Democratic Party, 1961-62, 1970-74; member of Michigan state house of representatives 87th District, 1975-90; defeated, 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1980. Catholic. Italian ancestry. Member, Lions; Sons of Italy; Knights of Columbus; National Education Association. Still living as of 2017.
  Relatives: Son of Anthony M. Spaniola and Angeline J. (Spadafore) Spaniola; married 1957 to Carol Ann Klempirik (1935?-).
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