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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 5:56 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [ITA-SICILY-L] SURNAMES

My grandfather (mother's dad) was Joseph Provenzano but I think they were from Menfi or maybe it was my grandmother Nina.

In any event he was a Shoemaker and must have come to NY around 1900 or so but I'm not sure. I have no aunts, uncles, or cousins from that side here and don't know of any anywhere else. What a pity.

There was another name involved on that side and it was Buscemi.

One of my aunts married a Joe LoCurto of some possible ill fame. HA HA or so I heard.

Joe

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 5:59 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [ITA-SICILY-L] surname sound off

ooops, The Buscemi name is on my mother's side and she always said her mom or dad was from Menfi. Grandpa was Joseph Provenzano and they all came from Brooklyn, NY

Joe Castronovo

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-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 7:13 PM
To: guiffre@comcast.net
Subject: Castronovo

Hi:
 
I thought that since I asked re the Castronovo name it would be listed.
 
Then again maybe I'm wrong. HA HA.
 
Anyway, I've been looking for the Castronovo name with Gerlando and Petrina Castronovo as grandparents and their son, my dad John (Giovanni).
I believe they came over from Agrigento in late 1902 or early 1903 to New York.
 
Joe Castronovo
 
Other family names: Puleo from Siacca
 
 
Mother's side:  Provenzano, Buscemi, Sprigata, LoCurto, Scoma
 
All originally Brooklyn, NY people.

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Sunday, December 26, 1999 1:07 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [ITA-SICILY-L] Province of Trapani Buschiers

I did not trace any of the Buscemi line, that was family I knew about from my mom who always said they were from Menfi.  This line was a Brooklyn, NY group and I guess the Buscemi, Scoma, Sprigatta and Provenzano lines were connected through marriage. I always remember my mom's aunts Lucy (Luciana?) and Ida who was a Scoma through marriage.  We gravitated more to the Castronovo side of the family which was my dad's side.

My mother had two sisters so they were: Josephine, (mom) Provenzano, Mary and Pauline.

Mary married Joe LoCurto and Pauline married a McCarthy and had a son, Alan who became a Jesuit Professor at Fordham and who died about age 33.

I remember a Coat of Arms in my grandmother's house with the Buscemi and Provenzano names on it but except for being impressed by it as a young boy, I don't know where it came to rest. The coat of arms had a black panther with a very prominet udder and I think the Trinacria (three legged emblem for Sicily) and lots of scrolls with red border. Who knows if it was legit or they were suckered into it like today's charlatans.

Joe Castronovo

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 3:18 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [ITA-SICILY-L]menfi

 

I'm sure you're not writing to me, however, I hit it right with Buscemi and interestingly, one of my mother's cousins, who died young at around 20 or so, was named Dominic. 

These were the Scoma family who before marriage might have been either Buscemi or Sprigatta.

My mother's aunts were: Ida Scoma

Spouse: Nardo which may have been short for Leonardo

Lucy et al.

Remember, my mother always said her folks were from Menfi. 

My grandfather was Joseph Provenzano and he died somewhere in the early 30s and his wife, my grandmother was Nina Provenzano and probably a Buscemi before marriage?????????????????

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2000 4:23 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [ITA-SICILY-L] My Surnames and relatives I am looking for

My 'Buscemi' connection, though vague, were from Menfi and I think my grandmother on my mother's side was a Buscemi who married a Giuseppi Provenzano, who I am named after. They had three daughters, my mother Josephine,who married my father Giovanni Castronovo, Mary, who later married a LoCurto, and Pauline who later married a McCarthy. Perhaps Buscemi was common in Menfi or we're hooked together somehow. I'm going to check the map for the number of Buscemis in that area.

Additionally there were Sprigatta, Campisi and Scoma names intertwined with Buscemi and Provenzano through marriage.

Joe Castronovo

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 5:02 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Benefits of the list

 

For those who haven't been able to benefit from genealogy efforts on the list, and I'm one, we have benefited from things learned, for learning about our heritage, fun things and we have been able to share our joy and pain with ready ears and hearts.

Someday someway someone will pick up on our search and help so here goes again:

Looking for anyone tied to the Castronovo line that went from the province of Agrigento to NY around 1902.

Both Gerlando and Petrina Castronovo and my dad Giovanni and maybe more were on that boat.

Later on there was Mary, Dora and Katie (Americanized names).

On mom's side were the Provenzano, Buscemi, Sprigatta, and LoCurto names.

Someday.

Joe Castronovo

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 7:39 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] LoCurto, Provenzano et al

Tom:

Thanks for the info. My aunt a Provenzano married a Joe LoCurto sometime back in the 30s I guess and they had three sons, Frankie, Joey, and Henry. Frank was a bus driver, Joe a cop, and Hank a postal empl.

Mary LoCurto, my aunt was a nurse and I believe hubby Joe was a 'wiseguy' of sorts. HA HA.

My grandfather was Joe Provenzano and all were from Brooklyn, NY. Grandpa, whom I never met, was a shoemaker but mom told me that people came to the house and he counseled them and they called him "tenente" which speaks volumes to me. Too bad I didn't know him.

There was another sister, Pauline who married a McCarthy and they had a son Alan who became a Jesuit priest and professor at Fordham. None of the above are alive anymore. Makes one wonder how we are often tied to each other. I'm so frustrated 'cause I cannot get a thing going on the list so I play with words and try to entertain here and there until I connect.

See ya',

Joe Castronovo

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 9:53 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: Re: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Buscemi/Provenzano/Castronovo

My names has been Casanova, Cas tronovo, you name it and the 'a' is probably a mistake over the years.

In Sicily it is Castronovo just like the little town on the way from Agrigento to Palermo==Castronovo de Sicilia.

The Castronovo would be connected to Buscemi only through marriage of my mother (Provenzano) and her mom Antonina Buscemi.

See ya'

Joe Castronovo

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-----Original Message-----

From: Joseph J Castronovo [mailto:JCastron@worldnet.att.net]

Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 9:24 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Buscemi/Provenzano/Castronovo

I just found my mom's death certificate and I note my grandmother was Antonina Buscemi and she married Joseph Provenzano shown with an 'e' not an 'i' but in another place with the reverse.

And of course it was Giuseppi, not Joseph.

then my mom, Josephine Provenzano married John Castronovo and here I am at the brick wall again.

Joe Castronovo