29 October 2010

Leading Americans of Italian Descent: Raffaele D Guarente - Undertaker

Guarente, Raffaele D. - Proprietor of R.D. Guarente and Sons, Undertakers.  Born Montemiletto, Avellino, Italy, Feb. 28, 1875.  Son of Francesco Guarente and Adelaide Magno.  Came to America in 1896 settling in Boston, where he graduated from the Mass. College of Embalming in 1912 and has since been engaged in the undertaking business in Boston.  Married Adelina Vitagliano of Boston in 1902.  Children: Frank, Ernesto, Eduardo - all of whom are funeral directors engaged with their father in business; Palmerino, chief petty officer U.S. Coast Guard; Adelaide and Carlotta.  Member and first president of San Gaetano Society, past grand officer of Sons of Italy and of Foresters of America.  Justice of Peace since 1912.  Business 415 Hanover St., Boston.  Res.: 29 Chestnut St., Arlington.

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415 Hanover Street


  1. Really? A group called Sons of Italy? do you have more information on this one?

  2. Found your source... Would you do a look up in the index for name? I'm looking for a Nunzio Domenicucci from Castel del Monte L'Aquila.

    "Leading Americans of Italian Descent in Massachusetts"

  3. @Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist
    Hi Kathleen,
    Sorry, nothing at all for the Domenicucci surname ...or any variations.

  4. @Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist

    Have you tried Pennsylvania for Nunzio?

    "Ancona" - Napoli to Philadelphia - 23 November 1913
    List: 305
    Line: 19
    Name: Domenicuccio, Giulio
    Age: 26
    Marital: Married
    Last Residence: Castel del Monte
    Relative: Wife Elisa in Castel del Monte
    Destination: Cugino Nunzio Domenicucci at box 5, Mount Pleasant, PA
    Previous Travel: No


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