A Fathers Day Remembrance

Vincent A. Civitano  April 24, 1934 – June 20, 1990 

Remembering and celebrating my father Vincent

Yesterday I lit a memorial candle on the anniversary for 30 years since he has past. In his memory I am sharing a few of my favorite photos of him.

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With his older sister Nicoletta (Coletta)

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My grandmother Katie (Langellotti), father Frank Civitano, and sister Coletta

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Vincent with Coletta and his brother, my Uncle Joe

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I never knew my birthfather yet it’s the most interesting feeling, as the years have gone by, as I have continued to blog and study his photos, as stories have been shared, visits with my brothers, my Uncle, my Aunt when still with us, boundless conversations with my Uncle, wonderful cousin reunions, Vincent has become so real to me. As if we had walked hand in hand and shared those special moments fathers and daughters often have.

Vincent with his mom and ?

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With his parents Frank and Katie

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Vincent and Katie

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1953 Koren War

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The 60’s ~ with his parents and Mary Mora, my brother Franks mother

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Yesterday, on the anniversary of his passing, my brother Frank brought 4 red roses to our fathers grave for me. He placed one in honor of myself, his only daughter, one for his only grandchild, my daughter Marissa, and one for his two great grandchildren, Torance and Liam.

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Vincent is buried along with my brother Vincent at

St. Raymonds Cemetery, Bronx, New York

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Giuditta (Julia) Civitano ~ My Great Aunt

Julia was born today, June 18th, 1909. She was the sister to my grandfather Frank Civitano.

Today I remember and celebrate her birthday.

Both Julia and Frank were born in New York City to Vincenzo Civitano and Nicoletta Marvulli. Just 4 months after Julia was born, her father Vincenzo was murdered, stabbed in the streets of the city over what was believed a ‘ice route’ dispute.

Julia with her brother Frank 

Julia&Frank copyIn this photo Frank and Julia (late teens or very early 20’s) are attendants in a wedding party. If any family members knows who wedding this might have been, has a wedding photo to match Julia’s dress, we would love to hear from you.

 

Frank and Julia 

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You can read more about Julia by clicking here