12 December 2010

Leading Americans of Italian Descent in Massachusetts: Michael Caggiano (1900)

"Caggiano, Michael S. - Proprietor, Caggiano Funeral Service, 978 Saratoga St., East Boston.  Born Boston, April 27, 1900.  Son of Joseph Caggiano and Mary Grace Di Ambrosio.  Education: Boston College High School and Burdett College.  In the funeral directing business since 1928.  Married Jean Carmen Bianco of East Boston, Oct. 15, 1928.  Children: Regina Lucia and Adrienne Anne.  Member Bay State Funeral Crafts; Ausonia Council K. of C.; St. Lazarus Holy Name Society, and past venerable of Orient Heights, Order Sons of Italy in America.  Chairman of advisory board, draft board 13, Suffolk, Mass.  Former candidate for Governor's Council in 1938.  Active in civic, welfare and political affairs.  His father was born in Taurasi, Avellino, Italy.  Came to America in 1882, settled in Boston, in the barber business since 1890.  Res.: 1199 Saratoga St., East Boston."

It appears that the Caggiano Funeral Services is still a thriving family business.  Here's a bio of Michael's older brother, Ernest Caggiano.

Click here for the pedigree chart of mother Maria Grazia d'Ambrosio.


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