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follow up of 05/03/01
Posted by: Robert Charles Marino Date: May 04, 2001 at 19:35:00
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Dear Angela, My grandfather was Rocco Edward Marino. His parents were Charles and Josephine Marino. Among my grandfathers brothers were Andrew, Charles, Anthoney, Dee and Roy (Gangster known as Happy killed in the 1930's). Here's the story of the Tierno connection as told by my father Ross before he died. My great,great grandfather came to America in the 19th century, possibly from Sorrento near Naples. He left his wife and sons in Italy with the intention of bringing them to America when he got set up. His last name was Tierno. He fell in love with an Irish women with the last name Galespie (not sure of spelling), married her and never brought his wife and boys over from Italy. When one of the boys, Charles, my great grandfather, got old enough he came to America looking for his father. When he found him and saw the situation he disowned him and changed his surname to his mothers maiden name, Marino. I'm not sure if his mother came with him or not. My great grandparents raised their family in Youngstown, Ohio. My grandfather, Rocco, was born in 1899. I was introduced to a "cousin" from Pittsburgh or somewhere near Pittsburgh named Greg Tierno in 1968 by one of my great uncles. I don't know if this will help you but it sure seems like there is some connection. Robert Marino


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