|Pg. 1 (Aceto - D'Alfonso / DiDonato)
Pg. 2 (D'Alfonso / Francucci - DiMatteo / Addario)
Pg. 3 (DiMatteo / Celsi - DiPietrantonio)
Pg. 4 (Donatelli - Mancini / Giusti)
Pg. 5 (Mancini / Gizzi - Tucci)
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|DI MATTEO / CELSI
My grandparents, Sabia Di MATTEO and Camillo PROFENNA, emigrated from Lettomanoppello to Maine, USA about 1907. My grandmother Sabia DI MATTEO left behind a sister, Domenica DI MATTEO, who they never heard from again. Everyone in our family is wondering whatever happened to her? Did she marry? Did she leave Letto? When did she die? A lot of unanswered questions. Domenica was born on the 20th of February 1876 to Bartolomeo DI MATTEO and Angela CELSI.
DI MATTEO / CONTE
Concezio Di Matteo
I was born in Lettomanoppello in 1928; I lived in Lettomanoppello and then Roccamorice, and I emigrated to Canada in 1952 at age 24. In 1978 I moved to Connecticut, USA.
My father was Sante DI MATTEO, soprannome Mazzarell', son of Antonio DI MATTEO and Antonia DE TORO, and my mother was Nunziatina CONTE, soprannome Tamburra, daughter of Concezio CONTE, (who was the son of Nicola CONTE) and Archangelina Conti.
DI MATTEO / COLUCCI
Nancy DiMatteo Hall
Visited Lettomanoppello in September 2002. A lovely town. My grandparents came from there. Great-grandfather, Alesandro DiMatteo, came to Usa in 1903. His son, my grandfather, Michael DiMatteo, arrived in 1908 and settled in Portland, ME. My grandmother's name was Antoinetta Colucci. Would love to learn more about any relatives in Lu Lette.
DI MATTEO / DI PASQUALE
My great-great grandmother was Nunziata Di Matteo from Lettomanoppello. She married Panfilo DiPasquale from Roccamorice and their son Salvatore married my great grandma Anna DiFlorio and they are my grandpas parents....Just thought I would share.
DIMATTEO / DIPIETRANTONIO
Anna DiMatteo Oprendek
Mi chiamo Anna Di Matteo, sono nata a Lettomanoppello il 16 fébraio
1957.I miei nonni sono Di Matteo Giuseppe e Di Pietrantonio Antonia.I
miei genitori sono Di Matteo Vincenzo e Nicolo Graziella di Torricella
Peligna.Siamo in Francia dal 1963.
DI MATTEO / TOPPA (TOPPI)
Frances Toppa Moy
My grandmother, Falconella DI MATTEO, was from Lettomanoppello. Her mother's maiden name was MANCINI. Falconella married, in Lettomanoppello, to Agosto TOPPA (TOPPI), and they had one son, Anthony, born there. They emigrated to Newport, Rhode Island, USA in the early 1900s and had 8 more children. Falconella's sister, Olympia Di Matteo TUCCI also settled in Newport, Rhode Island. Agosto had two brothers and a sister: John, who stayed in Italy, Joseph, who emigrated to Middletown, Rhode Island, USA, and Carmella. My sister and I hope to find a relative in Lettomanoppello to contact on a future trip there.
My grandfather was Camillo Di Paolo who I see this site has mentioned him as the "Ciacolo Di Sasso" ("bit of stone") who worked in the stone mill at a young age in Lettomanopello. Born in 1913, Camillo Di Paolo married young to Maria Mancini. Camillo went to serve as a soldier in WW2 in the 1940's. According to stories told by him, he was captured by opposing forces and then released soon after fighting ended in Italy. Camillo and Maria had seven children in total, however two died at a young age. Maria got sick soon after having her seventh child, Genoeffa (Genny), aparently having some sort of disabilitating disease. She died in her 50's when Genoeffa (Genny) was just finishing shool. Camillo and his family had already been traveling back and forth to Canada and had already established a home there. For 30 years, Camillo travelled back and forth from Italy to Canada well in to his 80 year-old mark. However, he remained in Canada for the last few years of his life, dying at age 89 from a paralyzing injury, in September 2002. It was always said that he would "outlive most of us" because he was built "like an ox" and smoked for at least 70 years. He rarely got sick (even though he had dorment tuberculosis in his system), had no teeth (and never used dentures), always had a full head of hair, played the harmonica, and always managed to beat me in briscola.
You may know their children and/or grandchildren, whom all live in Canada today, however visit Lettomanopello often:
 Adina Di Paolo [married to Tonino Di Biase (from Lettomanopello)]
- children: Fiorella (married to Rosario Di Cecco from Lettomanopello), Congienzo (aka. Tony), and Sandra
- grandchildren via Fiorella: Camillio Di Cecco and Cinzia (fiance to Masimiliano Ferrante from Lettomanopello)
- grandchildren via Tony: Natalie, Julian, and Michael
 Santino Di Paolo (deceased, 2001) [widowed to Santa Dalfonso (from Lettomanopello)]
(Santa's parents are Giuseppina Di Biase and Saverio Dalfonso (deceased)) - both widely known in Lettomanopello
- children: Marisa (married to Ron Adams) and Luciano
- grandchildren via Marisa: Jordan
 Mario Di Paolo [married to Guiseppina Francucci (from Lettomanopello)]
- children: Diana, Lee, Johnny (all married)
- grandchildren: seven
 Danny Di Paolo [married to Ornella Fezza]
 Genoeffa (Genny) Di Paolo [married to Laurence Daros]
- children: Alex (me) and Angelica
DI PAOLO / CICCONE
My grandfather was a DiPaolo from Lettomanoppello; I don't know his parents' names. My grandmother was Laurenzia Ciccone, daughter of Fabio Ciccone and Theresa Di Pietrantonio. She came to the U.S. in 1909 at the age of 10 months. When my grandparents married, they settled in Portland, Maine.
DI PAOLO / DI BIASE
Nunzio Carlo Di Paolo - Di Biase
My parents are from Lettomanoppello. Their names are: Antoni DI PAOLO, son of Nunzio DI PAOLO and Viene DI PAOLO (nickname: Biancolino), and Lucia DI BIASE (daughter of Antonio DI BIASE and Givana Conchetina FERRANTE (nickname: Capelaccio). My parents lived on via Canavine in Lu Lette before they emigrated. I still have relatives in Lettomanoppello, as well as Scafa and Pescara. Lettomanoppello cousins: D'ALFONSO/DI BIASE, ADDARIO/DI BIASE, DI LALLO/DI BIASE, DI PAOLO/ FRANCUCCI and more.
Lisa Di Pietrantonio
I was born in Lettomanoppello but left when I was 8 months old; my father's nickname is 'Capane.'
Jason Di PIetrantonio
My nonno is from lulett and so is my nonna. There names are Nicolino Di Pietrantonio and Giussipina Di Pietrantonio. My mon is from larocc and her name is rosalia; and she came to canada when she was 14.
Patrizia Di Pietrantonio
I am the granddaughter of Pietro Di Pietrantonio of Lettomanoppello.
Pietro Di Pietrantonio
I am the grandson of Pietro Di Pietrantonio who was born in Lettomanoppello. His son Mario Di Pietrantonio who now resides in Woodbridge Ontario is my father; the family soprannome is "Capanna."
DI PIETRANTONIO (DI PIETRO)
Joey Di Pietro
My great-grandfather, Carlo DI PIETRANTONIO, was born in Lettomanoppello in 1863; his wife's first name was Flavia; I don't know her maiden name. Their son Giuseppe DI PIETRANTONIO was born in Lettomanoppello in 1892 and was a stonecutter. He came to the U.S., to Concord, NH, in the early 1900s and he married a Foley, and they had the following children: Steve, Mary, Carl, Edward and Joseph. The family name was shortened to DI PIETRO. The family moved to Maine, except for Steve, who stayed in Concord. Joseph DI PIETRO was my father. He was born in 1935 and as a child he performed on a country music radio show in Portland Maine--the Tony & Juanita show--in the early 1940s.
My grandfather Giuseppe DI PIETRANTONIO had a sister, Cinderrella, who married a FERRANTE. I am planning to visit Lettomanoppello, and I would like to find living relatives there. Any help would be appreciated.
DI PIETRANTONIO / ADDARIO (includes D'Alfonso)
Vincenzo DI PIETRANTONIO, b. abt. 1720, m. Angela or Angiolina CHIACCHI (?sp); I have the direct line from this couple down to Maria DI PIETRANTONIO, b. in 1839 in Lu Lette, daughter of Vincenzo DI PIETRANTONIO and Concetta CONTE; Maria DI PIETRANTONIO married Giuseppe ADDARIO in 1871, and their son Valentino ADDARIO emigrated to Cascade, New Hampshire, U.S.A. in 1910 with his wife Pasquarosa D'ALFONSO.
DI PIETRANTONIO / BREDA
Peter J. Di Pietrantonio
My father, Selvino DI PIETRANTONIO, is the son of Sante DI PIETRANTONIO, who was born in Lettomanoppello and came to the U.S. about 1909. Relatives in Lettomanoppello are Domenico and Antonette DI PIETRANTONIO and also Anina DI PIETRANTONIO. My father's mother was a BREDA from Turrivalignani.
I am presently in the US Army in Kosovo and will be returning home in August 2001.
DI PIETRANTONIO / CICCONE / COLLUCI / TOPPI
My grandparents and their children were born in Lu Lette. My grandfather Constantino DiPietrantonio was born to Domenico and Santa (Ciccone) DiPietrantonio in 1920. My grandfather's first marriage was to Anna Toppi; they had a son, Anthony. His second marriage was to my grandmother Giovanna DiPiatrantonio was born in Lu Lette in 1912 to Giancinto and Camilla (Collucci) DiPietrantonio. They had two daughters, Anna DiPietrantonio Muti (my mother) and Nancy DiPietrantonio Del Greco. My grandmother Giovanna had had a first marriage to Nunzo Toppi and there was a son from that marriage, Bruno Toppi. My grandparents emigrated to Cambridge, MA in the 50's.
My mother, my aunt Nancy and my uncle Bruno recently went back to Lu Lette, where they were all born. While there they had a dress made for the statue of the Madonna of Costantinopoli and son in memory of my grandmother.
DI PIETRANTONIO / CONTE
Antonello di Pietrantonio
My grandfather, Giuseppe DI PIETRANTONIO, whose nickname was "Pazzit," was born in Lettomanoppello. He married Pasqualina CONTE, and they had 19 children, only 12 of which lived to adulthood; 7 died at birth or shortly thereafter. The children that lived were: Camillo (deceased: killed in a mine cave-in in Lu Lette); Livio (deceased: died in Lu Lette); Antonietta (deceased: died in Lu Lette); and the following, who emigrated with their parents to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. in the late 1950s to early 1960s: Remo, Eva, Italia (died in 1986), Maria, Aldo, Franco, Carlo, Pina and Germano (who emigrated to Milwaukee with his wife and children in 1969). My grandparents died in 1991. The family nickname for this line of the DI PIETRANTONIO family is "La Torre" (The Tower).
DI PIETRANTONIO / CONTE
Loreta DI PIETRANTONIO, born about 1890 in Lettomanoppello, daughter of Vincenzo DI PIETRANTONIO and Rosa DE FAZIO. Loreta married Andrea CONTE in 1914, and they emigrated to Barre VT. USA.
DI PIETRANTONIO / D'ALFONSO
My name is Adelina 22, Grandaughter of Rocco Di Pietrantonio (durtine) and Adelina D'alfonso (lu shtort) I have many relatives still in Lettomanopello and would luv to hear of anyone else who may have any other info about my background.
DI PIETRANTONIO / DI CARLO
Rinaldo DI PIETRANTONIO and Pietronella DI CARLO of Lettomanoppello were my great-grandparents. Their son (my grandfather), Antonio DI PIETRANTONIO, was born in Lettomanoppello in 1895. He married Maria Nicoletta BARDI in 1916.
Other children of Rinaldo DI PIETRANTONIO and Pietronella DI CARLO were: Augustine (nickname, Whisty), Rinaldo, Samuel (married Emma DiPietrantonio), John (wife's name was Mariette), Fred, Julia (married a John DI PIETRANTONIO) and Angie.
We called Pietronella "Grand MaMouch" which my mom says means grandmother. My grandfather returned to Lulette after my grandmother's death and married Clementina D'ALFONSO of Lu Lette. She lives there still.
DI PIETRANTONIO / DI MASTRANTONIO / DONATELLI / CONTI
My father was Antonio DiPietrantonio, son of Concetto and Maria DiMastrantonio. They migrated from Letto in the 30s with 2 sons, Carmine and Rudy and another son Mario on the way. Later to follow was my father Antonio, or Tony, Nicholas and Pierina. My grandmother died in childbirth at age 29 with her son Joseph. Later my grandfather married Lucia Donatelli, also from Letto. I had the opportunity to travel to Letto to visit in 1997. My grandfathers sister married a Conti and currently the family resides in Canada.
DI PIETRANTONIO / DI MASTRANTONIO / MANCINI
My husband is Nick DIPIETRANTONIO; his family came from Lettomanoppello; his father was Concetto DI PIETRANTONIO and his mother was Maria DI MASTRANTONIO; Maria died in 1940, and Concetto married again in 1949 to Lucia DONATELLI in Lettomanoppello. My husband has a cousin, Nicola DI MASTRANTONIO, in Lettomanoppello; his father is Donato DI MASTRANTONIO, and his mother is Anna MANCINI. I would like to find any other relatives in Italy.
DI PIETRANTONIO / DI PIETRANTONIO
Vincenzo Di Pietrantonio
I was born in Lettomanoppello in 1955; my family lived on via Nino Bixio and later on via Ospedale; I came to Canada in 1975. My family's nickname is Piripicchio, because my father did such a good imitation of the actor Piripicchio; we are part of the La Torre branch of the Di Pietrantonio family. My father's name is Santino DI PIETRANTONIO; he was born in 1929 and his father was Vincenzo DI PIETRANTONIO (soprannome Misciacchio). My mother's name is Santa DI PIETRANTONIO (soprannome Capanna). I'm related to Giuseppe Di Pietrantonio, whose family has the trattoria Iconicella in Lettomanoppello, and to Antonio Di Pietrantonio, whose family has La Noce restaurant in Lettomanoppello.
DI PIETRANTONIO / TOPPI / PALANZA
Ennio Di Pietrantonio
I was born in 1943 in Lettomanoppello; my father, who died in the 1956 Marcinelle mining disaster (see Lu Lette pg. 13 for information about this disaster), was Emidio DI PIETRANTONIO, and my mother was Grazia TOPPI. On my mother's side I am also related to PALANZA.
DI PIETRANTONIO / TOPPI / CECCONI
My grandparents, Costantino DI PIETRANTONIO and Giovinna DI PIETRANTONIO, were from Lettomanoppello, and they had four children born in there: Bruno (Toppi), Anthony, Anna and Nancy. Anyone with information on this family, please contact me.
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