I had to play detective with this photo as there was no name, and there is no one to tell me who she is. I knew the house, as it is a home that my aunt and uncle lived in. In researching my ancestry, I found that the home was originally lived in by my great grandmother, which is how I decided who it must have been. Another clue was the dalmation. We use to have one as well, and now I know it was probably a decendant of the dalmation in the photograph. I am so thankful for the ability to do research on the web, as until I had that ability, I would not have even known names of any ancestors beyond my grand-parents.

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Maria Carmina Sorrentino Grillo
How I wish I had had the opportunity to meet my great-grandmother. She and husband Antonio along with my Grandmother Christina (at age 2), left Cerreto Sannita, Benevento, Italy and immigrated to America in 1890. Maria raised 11 children. After the death of Antonio in 1922, she left New Haven, where Antonio had been the proprietor of a saloon, and bought a home in West Haven, just steps from the beach. She passed away at age 85, in 1947, seven years before I was born.

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