Thursday, March 5, 2009

Jennie and Onofrio Vasquez

Jennie Cincotta married to Onofrio Vasquez. Onofrio was named for the Saint that was especially revered in Pollara, I believe, on Salina. Onofrio was long gone when I got to know Aunt Jennie. I obviously knew her since childhood, but I was so young that I had lost track of most of those relatives. I went to stay with her for a few days before my first trip to Italy. She dragged me off to church, I suppose to make sure I would be protected on my journey. We were immediate friends till her stroke years later. She had the same devilish smile that she had as a girl. A great woman and fun to be around.