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Alfonso Merola Lucy Merola
Alfonso "Al" Merola was born 9 January 1904 in Manhattan, New York.

According to the Certificate and Record of Birth, Luigi, Al's father, was 40 and Rosa, Al's mother, was 34 at the time of Al's birth. In addition, the same certificate indicated that there where 9 previous children born to the family and that 8 were still living. The eight still living does not include Al, so working backwards it would be (1) Fanny, (2) Bill, (3) Joseph, (4) Anthony, (5) Angie, (6) a Merola child, (7) Amelia/Mellie, (8) Mary and (9) a Merola child. If the previous children number of 9 is accurate, then we do not have the information for two children..

Al married Lucy (possibly Lucia) Leo, about 1925. Uncle Al and Aunt Lucy have three daughters: Theresa, Marilyn and Alma. I am sorry to report that Marilyn passed away in 2004, only weeks before my wife and I would have had the opportunity to have met her. We did have the pleasure that summer of meeting and spending a weekend with Alma, and I believe we all three enjoyed that.

Theresa,the oldest, married Donald Melillo and have two children Karen and Donald. Marilyn married Edward Simko and they have five boys, Edward, John, Tom, David and Bill. Alma married Robert Gironda and have three children Robert, Suzanne and Lisa.

This paragraph was added April 2004 and at this time Marilyn's first four boys were married. I wish to thank Alma for her help to date in filling in some blank spots in the Al Merola section.

We will keep adding to this and each sibling section. As we make more information available we hope and pray that this and all the family information will be of interest to the grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all others that follow.

The following picture taken on the wedding day of Lucy and Al was provided by daughter Alma.

Al and Lucy Wedding Day

The Children of Lucy 'Leo' and Alfonso Merola

                                                          Great            Great-Great          Great-Great-Great
                       Child        Grandchild           Grandchild        Grandchild            Grandchild
                       Theresa        Karen

                       Marilyn        Edward              Skylar

                                      John                Jonathan

                                      Thomas              Olivia

                                      David               Andrew

                                      William 'Bill'   

                       Alma           Robert

                                                          Great            Great-Great          Great-Great-Great
                       Child        Grandchild           Grandchild        Grandchild            Grandchild

                       3            10                 6                           

19 descendants count as of 15 November 2012.

To learn more about a particular family or to read the Autobiographical Sketch select one of the links listed below

To add information or to suggest a change please contact Paul Periconi at Paul_Periconi@Yahoo.Com Thank You.

Autobiographical Sketch by Maria Merola Scovotti

Benedetto Scovotti and Mary Merola

Mr.Trancone and Amelia Merola

Donato Castaldo and Angelina Merola

Antonio and Margarite Merola

Gusippe and Anna Merola

Gabriel William and Theresa Merola

Gigilo Scovotti and Filomena Merola

Francesco Merola

John and Mae Merola

Angelo Picarillo and Luisa Merola

James and Mary Merola

Other Merola Children

Luigi and Rosina's Page