Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Great Man!

Sorry I have been off the radar screen lately,  tt has been a hectic few weeks. About two weeks ago on August 15 I received a phone call at work from my mom telling me my nonno (which is what I called my grandfather) had passed away. He had fallen on my birthday and did in fact break his hip and needed surgery and since then it has been a roller coaster for him. He passed away at the age of 89 and lived a full life.

He will be greatly missed by all and as we stated in his eulogy we know he will always look over us at the head of the table where he always sat during family dinner. My nonno was a man of great accomplishments but there is always one thing that still amazes me to this day about him. About 50 plus years ago he left his home country of Italy and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to better his family, which at this point was my dad, nonna and himself. They left everything behind including the rest of their family including siblings, parents, aunts, uncles and friends behind in Italy to experience a new country and a new life. They arrived at Ellis Island in New York about a month later, can you imagine doing this with a pregnant wife and an eighteen month old? This is just one amazing story of my nonno that will always stick with me until the day we meet again in heaven!

We love you and miss you already nonno!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear about your lose. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!


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