Friday, May 12, 2017

A New Blog

I have been blogging for a long time now about family.  In that time, some of the blogs have become a bit cumbersome.  To help in navigation of the blogs, I have deleted those posts that do not strictly adhere to the original intent. was intended to be stories about the family history. was to show mostly pictures of family. was for family recipes from all sources.  was for Mitchell side family posts of all sorts.

Now I have added a new blog to which I have transferred all references, historic photos and maps that refer to family in passing, but include all the history of the Aeolian Islands, family related locations and general history of the islands. it is at:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

6/24/29 to 3/21/16 
Mom has been gone a year.  Love from Janice.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Abigail Brennan Posts Photos of her Vasquez Family

 Jeffrey Brennan and  Pam Brennan,
 Abigail's parents, married on
April 30, 1988
 Patricia Vasquez and Robert McDonald,
 married on May 2 1993
I will repost this photo as soon as I have a chance to clean up the image.
Left to right:
Patricia Vasquez McDonald,  Pam Vasquez Brennan,
 Charles Vasquez, the Groom Patricia Vasquez, his mother 
James Vasquez,  Linda Walker.
The Bride, Julie McCarthy, is not in his photo.
I will also clean this up and repost it.
 Christmas of 2007 was the last photo
of the entire family before Anerio Vasquez' passing.
 Left to right in the back are:
Robin Cordwell Vasquez, James Vasquez., Patricia Vasquez,
 Anerio Vasquez,
 Jeffrey Brennan and Pam Vasquez Brennan.
Left to right in the front row are:
 Robert McDonald,  Patricia Vasquez McDonald,
 Julie McCarthy Vasquez and  Charles Vasquez.

Friday, March 3, 2017

If you are new to this site, make sure you check out the companion site at This site contains stories that relate to the photos in this site.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Linda, Mildred, John, Uncle Lawrence, Alice and Aunt Mildred
Cafarella and Teddy in the mid fifties

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sangiolo Family from Duxbury, Thanks Maria Sangiolo, Daughter of Louis Sangiolo

Here is my noni on her wedding day: April 9, 1923 Gaetano Sangiolo and Josephine Sangiolo
I think that might be young Joseph Caferella?

Sunnyview Farm: DeLorenzo Family: 
  John, Giuseppe Sr., Caterina Matarazzo,
Mary Josephine, Bartholomew, Joseph Jr, Anthony and Tom
This was taken against one of the barns at Sunnyview Farm.
My Uncle Tom is a baby, so probably early 1941
Back: Louis, Mary, Joseph,
Front: Mary Josephine, Baby Thomas, Gaetano, Catherine
Captions by Maria Sangiolo

Thursday, February 13, 2014