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3. Adolfo Giovanni Baldarelli (Ermenegildo "Luigi" {Sebastiano} ) was born 1 on 4 Nov 1893 in San Costanzo, Pesaro, Italy. He died on 10 Sep 1940 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. The cause of death was Pneumonia Lobar.

1. On 19 March, 1911, Rudolfo, age 17, departed San Costanzo, Italy and left thru Port Havre, France on the ship "Chicago". Occupation; shoemaker, Last perm residence; Italy, S. CostanzoHe reported that he had a mother Teresa Baldarelli at S. Constanzo. He arrived 30 March 1912, thru Ellis Island, N.Y. He reported that he was going to his father Ermengildo Baldarelli, at 618 Broadway St., Kingston, NY. Height: 5'3", hair fair, eyes brown, POB: S. Costanzo.

2. Found in the 1915 New York state census, Schnectady Co., Schenectady, ward 3, p. 51, Adolfo, age 22, yrs in US; 4, with parents; Venicito (44) and Morelli (43), siblings; Gino (8), Maria (5), Buna (2) and Carolina (1)

3. 1917: WWI draft card: residence; Rudolph Baldarelli, age 23, 5 Beech Lane, Fitchburg, MA. DOB: 4 Nov 1893, Alien, POB: San Costanza, Pasra, Italy. Employed as Teamster with S&H Greene Co., Fitchburg, MA. Married. Signed his name as Rudolpho Baldarelli, medium height, medium build, bald? No. Signed at precinct A, ward 2, Fitchburg, Ma., 5 June 1917.

4. Found in the 1919 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolfo h r 18 Granite, p. 114

5. Found in the 1920 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg 1-WD, dis 36, sheet 8B, age 26, Granite St.

6. Found in the 1921 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rodolfo lab res 27 Middle st lane, p. 105

7. Found in the 1927 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolph (Vagina) emp L H Goodnow Foundry Co h 98 Newton, p. 131

8. 1929; "Fined $100 For Making Liquor"
Rudolph Baldarelli, 98 Newton street, was fined $100 by Special Justice A. M. Levy in district court today for the illegal manufacture of intoxicating liquor. He was given a month to pay the fine. The liquors and utensils seized at a raid on his premises were ordered forfeited. He was represented by Atty. Paul F. San Clemente while City Solicitor Andre A. Gelinas represented the government. Baldarelli retracted a plea of not guilty entered previously and said guilty today. The attorney asked for the return of the utensils especially a wash boiler seized at the raid. Liquor and utensils seized in a raid at premises occupied by Luigi Baldarelli, also of 95 Newton street, were ordered returned as the samples contained but 2.75 per cent alcohol. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Weds. 6 Feb. 1929, p. 3)

9. Found in the 1930 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg T626, Roll 962, p. 27, sheet 9A, 1-WD, dis 4, 98 Newton St., owns home, age 37

10. Found in the 1932 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolph (Virginia) emp L H Goodnow Co h 98 Newton, p. 99

11. Found in the 1934 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolph (Virginia) emp L H Goodnow Foundry Co h 165 Leighton, p. 82

12. 1935; Adolphe received his citizenship certificate at a ceremony at city hall, Friday, April 26, 1935. (Fitchburg Sentinel, p. 1&11)

13. Found in the 1936 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolph (Virginia) emp L H Goodnow Foundry Co h 49 Beech, p. 84

14. Found in the 1940 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolph (Virginia) molders helper L H Goodnow Foundry Co h 49 Beech, p. 183

15. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg, (3 Apr '40), ED 14-72, wd-2, sheet 2A, 49 Beech St., age 47, POB; Italy, rents $17, ed; 4, Naturalized, with wife Virginia(41) and children; Joseph(19), Guerino(17), Livio(15), Rita(13), Rudolph(10), and Norma(5). Supplemental questions: Guerino; language spoken in home during early childhood: Italian

16. Obit; Rudolph Baldarelli, 46, of 49 Beech street died at Burbank hospital this morning after a short illness. He was born in Italy, but had lived here 30 years. He had been employed as a laborer by the L. H. Goodnow Foundry Co., for the past 15 years. Mr. Baldarelli was a member of the Carlo Alberto society. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia (Contessa) Baldarelli; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Sutton, and Misses Norma and Rita Baldarelli; four sons, Joseph, Gurrino, Levio and Rudolph Baldarelli; his father, Louis Baldarelli; all of Fitchburg. The funeral will be from the home with a high mass of requiem at St. Anthony's church. Burial will be in St. Bernard's cemetery. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Sept. 10, 1940.)

17. Funerals: Rudolph Baldarelli
The funeral of Rudolph Baldarelli was held from the home, 49 Beech street, this morning with a hugh mass of requiem in St. Anthony's church. Rev. Angelo Carpinella celebrated the mass. Mrs. George Fregeau was soloist and Mrs. Mary Posco, organist. A large delegation from the Carlo Alberto society attended the service. Bearers were John Moretto, Domenic Bastistella, Alberto Stroparo, Joseph Altern, Domenic Baggio and Arthur Chivilo. Burial was in St. Bernard's cemetery, where Rev. John J. Capuano officiated at the grave. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Sept. 12, 1940, p 29)


Notes:
1. “I don't know if you know that our nonno(Adolfo) took your gram to the New York State Fair and became sick with pneumonia there. He refused to enter the hospital there because he knew he was going to die and wanted to come home to nonni instead. They say that the fact that he worked in a foundry, which damaged his lungs and worked part time as an ice man carrying ice on his back contributed to his getting pneumonia. They waked him in their house on Beech St.” Rudolph died Sep 1940 at the age of 46 and Virginia died July 1987, age 88. (L)

2. It's entirely possible they eloped. Nonno's mother, Teresa, was a tough one and didn't treat Non that well. She clearly favored her own daughter and her daughter's husband, Beuna and William Giadone. In fact, Nonno and Non lost the house on Newton St. because when Non used to give Teresa the monthly payment to put on the mortgage, she gave it to her daughter Beuna and her husband. They eventually opened Giadone's Furniture Store on Water St. in Fitchburg with a lot of Nonno's and Non's money, and Nonno and Non lost the house. Non was always bitter about that and who could blame her. (L)

3. Mom tells me that Non had between 18 and 20 pregnancies so it's entirely possible there were some miscarriages before Uncle Joe. There was also a baby girl named Josephine that died before Uncle Joe was born. (L)

Adolfo married 1 Virginia Angela Contessa daughter of Guiseppa "Joseph" Contessa and Antonia {Clara} Vangelista on 13 Oct 1916 in Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Windham Co., VT. Virginia was born on 22 Dec 1898 in Tezze, Vicenza, Italy. She died on 2 Jul 1987 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA.

1. On July 8, 1915, Virginia, age 17, departed Tezze, Italy and left thru the Port of Genoa on the ship "Dante Alighieri". There were two other young girls from her home town heading to Fitchburg as well. She arrived 22 July 1915, thru Ellis Island, N.Y. She reported that she was going to her brother in law Antonio Ballerin in Fitchburg, Mass. She reported that her father in Italy was Guiseppe Contessa. She reported that she was a farm laborer and that her passage was paid for by herself.

2. 1919: Had ceremony at St. Anthony's church to bless their marriage. (Rita)

3. Found in the 1920 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg 1-WD, dis 36, sheet 8B, age 28, Granite St.

4. Found in the 1927 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolph (Vagina) emp L H Goodnow Foundry Co h 98 Newton, p. 131

5. Found in the 1930 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg T626, Roll 962, p. 27, sheet 9A, 1-WD, dis 4, 98 Newton St., owns home, age 31

6. Found in the 1932 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rudolph (Virginia) emp L H Goodnow Co h 98 Newton, p. 99

7. 1936, Dec. 5, Social Security application at Fitchburg, MA. At this time she was living at 49 Beech St., 38 yrs old, and working at Fitchburg Yarn Co.

8. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts(3 Apr '40), Worcester Co., Fitchburg, ed 14-72, wd-2, sheet 2A, 49 Beech St., age 41, b. Italy, rents $17, ED; 3, Alien, with husband Rudolph(47) and children; Joseph(19), Guerino(17), Livio(15), Rita(13), Rudolph(10), and Norma(5). Supplemental questions: Guerino; language spoken in home during early childhood: Italian

9. Found in the 1942 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Virginia wid Rudolph h 49 Beech, p. 177

10. Found in the 1944 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Virginia wid Rudolph h 49 Beech, p. 176

11. Found in the 1946 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Virginia wid Rudolph h 49 Beech, p. 219

12. Found in the 1948 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Virginia wid Rudolph spinner FY Co h 49 Beech, p. 195

13. Found in the 1950 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Virginia A wid Rudolph emp FY Co h 420 Kimball, p. 192

14. Found in the 1952 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Virginia A wid Rudolph h 420 Kimball, p. 190

15. Found in the 1954 Fitchburg city directory; Moretto John (Virginia) h 163 Leighton, p. 452

16. Found in the 1956 Fitchburg city directory; Moretto, John (Virginia) tailor Fort Devens h 420 Kimball, p. 466

17. Found in the 1959 Fitchburg city directory; Moretto, John (Virginia) tailor emp 779 Main h 420 Kimball, p. 435

18. Probate Court
Worcester, Dec 23 - Mrs. Virginia Moretto of Fitchburg is seeking an appointment as administrator in the estate of her husband, John Moretto, who died in Fitchburg, Nov. 23. (Fitchburg Sentinel, 23 Dec. 1959, p. 2)

19. Found in the 1961 Fitchburg city directory; Moretto, Virginia wid John h 420 Kimball, p. 413

20. Found in the 1963 Fitchburg city directory; Moretto, Virginia wid John h 420 Kimball, p. 381

21. Found in the 1965 Fitchburg city directory; Moretto, Virginia wid John mach opr Fitchburg Woolen Mills Inc h 420 Kimball, p. 434

22. Obit:
Fitchburg - Virginia A. (Contessa), Baldarelli, Moretto, 88, 94 Summer St., died Thursday after a prolonged illness. She was the widow of John Moretto who died in 1959. Born in Italy, Dec 22, 1898, she was the daughter of Joseph and Antonia (Evangelista) Contessa. Mrs. Moretto was a seamstress and worked for 25 years at Clinton Manor before retiring in 1985. She was a member of Madonna of the Holy Rosary Church. She leaves three sons, Joseph Baldarelli of Leominster, Levio Baldarelli of Farrell, PA., and Rudolph Baldarelli of Fitchburg; four daughters, Mary Contuzzi, Rita Leblanc, Norma Brasili, and Virginia Zarella, all of Fitchburg; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grand-daughter.
The funeral will be held Monday from the Smith-Mallahy Funeral Home, with a Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Madonna of the Holy Rosary Church, 104 Theresa St. Interment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. (Sentinel-Enterprise, Fitchburg, MA Friday, July 3, 1987).


Notes:
1. Virginia Contessa from outside the town of Tezze, now Tezze sul Brenta, in a town called Stroppari, departed the port of Genoa, Italy aboard the ship Dante Aligheri , 22 July 1915 at the age of 17. Manifest shows her to visit sister Elvira at 25 Rockland St. Fitchburg, MA. An entry above hers shows a Antonio Ballerino at the same address. Virginia’s sister Elvira departed the port of Le Havre on the ship La Lorraine and arrived in NY, 29 Dec 1906 at the age of 16. The manifest shows she was going to visit her Aunt Luigia Contessa in Fitchburg, MA. Virginia’s brother Giacomo departed the port of Genoa aboard the ship Barbarosa and arrived in NY 1 April 1910 at the age of 16. The manifest shows he went to visit his sister Elvira in Fitchburg, MA. Giacomo later departed the port of Le Havre, Seine Inferior, France, aboard the ship La Provence and arrived in NY 9 April 1910 at the age of 16. The manifest shows that he went to visit his sister Elvira in Fitchburg, MA. The 1910 census shows Elvira and Vittorio as borders at the home of Batista Vangelista and Contesse. In 1916 she married Adolpho Baldarelli. About the 1940’s she married John Moretto. (BKS)

2. Nonni married John Moretto thinking he could help her financially but , [he was less than the perfect husband]. About 1960 she worked as a seamstress at Clinton Manor until she retired in 1985. (L)

3. In 2001 while working in Germany I was sent to Vicenzia. When I was first stationed in Germany while I was in the Army, my relatives would often encourage my to visit Italy and look up our cousins, but I never did. Where would I start? Well, the time was now. It was about a eight hour drive down from where I was in Germany to the city of Vicenzia. The drive was beautiful this fall day. I drove down thru the Austrian Alps, the Brenner Pass, and northern Italy with the Dolimite Mts. in sight. I got a chance to go searching my 2nd day. So, armed with a map, an English-Italian dictionary and Mr. Renzo Zanatto’s address I drove north. The town of Tezze is about 30 min. north of Vicenzia. After a couple of wrong turns and a few stares from the locals, I found the address. When I knocked at the door, Mrs. Zanotto answered. She spoke no English. I asked for Renzo and she said, "no Renzo". I was disappointed and ran back to the car to get my book. I tried to explain to her to no avail. Rather than continue to be embarrassed(I think) she let me in her home. Luckily about 10 minutes later, her daughter, Sylvia came home. Sylvia spoke some broken English and I continued explaining who I was. Then 30 min later Renzo came home. Renzo was great and I felt comfortable right away. Renzo has a beautiful home and is rightly proud of it. He showed me the yard and his favorite place, the den with fireplace above the garage. We talked via Sylvia (as translater) for a couple of hours. I showed him some pictures, and he quickly recognized my great Aunt Bruna. I also showed him the family history chart. When I asked about the cemetery, Sylvia seemed hesitant, but I urged her to ask her father. Renzo immediately jumped up and got a flashlight and we went looking for grave stones. The cemetery was beautiful and I should have expected that Italy does the same thing as Germany, that is they contract grave plots. So, many of the names I had hoped to see where no longer maintained. Later, Renzo guided me in the right direction towards Vicenzia. I had a great visit. (BKS)

4. As far as stories go Nonni was great at telling them. The problem is no one ever knew when she was serious. She used to kid alot about Gypsy heritage with me, but I wonder if she was kidding. I've looked into it a bit and a very sizeable number of Gypsies migrated to the Baltics. Those in Montenegro eventually lost their language and culture and assimilated into the population, however, a great many migrated to northern Italy. We've often laughed about this, but given her singing and guitar playing who knows? If you have ever listened to a recording of the Gypsy Kings you would swear you're listening to her. ... some of the spices Nonni used in her cooking are similar to those used in Indian cooking and as I'm sure you're aware, the Gypsies or (Zingari in Italian) originated in India. Something interesting to ponder anyway. That gorgeous skin of hers had to come from someplace. (L)

They had the following children:

  16 F i Guiseppina Baldarelli was born 1 on 7 Aug 1917 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. She died 2 on 30 Aug 1917 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. The cause of death was Premature birth, Haemophilia.

1. Hemophilia is a group of hereditary genetic disorders that impair the body's ability to control blood clotting or coagulation, which is used to stop bleeding when a blood vessel is broken. Haemophilia A (clotting factor VIII deficiency) is the most common form of the disorder.

2. Residence: 5 Beech St. Lane, Fitchburg, MA.
  17 M ii Infant son Baldarelli was born on 30 Sep 1918 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. He died 1 on 30 Sep 1918 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA.

1. Still born.

2. Residence: 18 Granite St. Fitchburg, MA.
+ 18 M iii Joseph Baldarelli
+ 19 F iv Marie Josephine Baldarelli
  20 M v Guerrino A. Baldarelli was born on 28 Nov 1923 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. He died on 3 Aug 1968 in Leominster, Worcester Co., MA.

1. Found in the 1930 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg T626, Roll 962, p. 27, sheet 9A, 1-WD, dis 4, 98 Newton St., owns home, age 6

2. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg, wd-2 (3 Apr '40) ED 14-72, sheet 2A, 49 Beech St., age 17, b. Mass, ED; 6, with parents; Rudolph(47) and Virginia(41), siblings; Joseph(19), Livio(15), Rita(13), Rudolph(10), and Norma(5). Supplemental questions: Guerino; language spoken in home during early childhood: Italian

3. 1941; 18 Enlist Here For U.S. Navy
Enlistments at the navy recruiting sub-station in Fitchburg during May totaled 18, officers in charge of the station announced today. Of this number, 11 were Fitchburg youths. The list is as follows:.....Guerrino A. Baldarelli, son of Mrs. Virginia Baldarelli, 49 Beech street,... (Fitchburg Sentinel, Tue. 3 Jun. 1941, p. 2)

4. Found in the WWII U.S Navy Muster Rolls (pg. 7), Receiving Ship at New York, 30 Sep 1941

5. Found in the WWII U.S Navy Muster Rolls (pg. 1), USS Alcyone (AK24), enlisted 6 May 1941 at Springfield, MA., 31 Oct 1941

6. 1942; Men and Women in the Service. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Mon. 7 Dec. 1942, p. 17)
Guerrina A. Balderelli, 49 Beech St.

7. Found in the 1944 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Guarino A chauf 320 Water r 49 Beech, p. 176

8. 1944; Marriage Intentions
Guerrino Baldarelli, salesman, 49 Beech street and Miss Bernadette M. Leger, textile worker, 3 Huron street. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Fri. 16 June 1944, p. 2)

9. 1944: Baldarelli - Leger
Miss Bernadette M. Leger, daughter of Mrs. Regina Leger, of 3 Huron street, and Guerrino A. Baldarelli, son of Mrs. Rudolph Baldarelli of 49 Beech street, were married on June 24 at St. Joseph's church, Rev. Leo Bergeron officiated. (Fitchburg Sentinel, June. 27, 1944, p. 2)

10. Found in the 1946 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Guarino A (Bernadette M) chauf 320 Water r 3 Huron, p. 219

11. Found in the 1948 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Guarino A (Bernadette M) chauf 320 Water h 137 Beech, p. 195

12. Found in the 1950 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Guarino A (Bernadette M) plasterer 30 Delisle h 137 Beech, p. 192

13. Found in the 1952 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Guerrino A (Bernadette) mason emp 30 Delisle h 26 Ronald, p. 190

14. Found in the 1954 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Guerrino A (Bernadette) mason emp 30 Delisle h 26 Ronald, p. 184

15. Found in the 1956 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Guerrino A (Bernadette) mason emp 30 Delisle h 26 Ronald, p. 175

16. Found in the 1959 Leominster city directory; Baldarelli, Guerrino A (Bernadette M) plasterer h 395 Hamilton, p. 144

17. Found in the 1963 Leominster city directory; Baldarelli, G A Plastering Inc Guerrino A Baldarelli pres-treas 395 Hamilton, p. 132
14a. Found in the 1963 Leominster city directory; Baldarelli, Guerrino A (Bernadette M) pres-treas G A Baldarelli Plastering Inc 395 Hamilton h do, p. 132

18. Leominster Man Dies In Accident
Leominster - Police, early today, recorded the city's second auto fatality of 1968 following a single car accident on North Street which claimed the life of Guerrino A. Baldarelli, 44, of 395 Hamilton St. According to police, Baldarelli was traveling east on North Street when the car ran off the road some 150 feet east of Cullen Avenue and struck a tree shortly after 2 a.m. The victim was alone in the car at the time of the accident, and taken to the Leominster Hospital in the municipal ambulance where he died shortly after being admitted. According to police he suffered compound fractures of the face and nose, a crushed right chest and multiple compound fractures. Patrolman Ronald F. Cormier investigated. He was born in Fitchburg, Nov. 28, 1924, the son of the late Rudolph and Mrs. Virginia (Contessa) Balarelli Maretto and the late Rudolph Baldarelli. He was a self-employed plasterer. A veteran of the Army and the Navy, he served in the Navy from May 6, 1941 until December 1941. He was discharged as a seaman second class. He was inducted into the Army at Ft. Devens, May 4, 1943 and received his discharge Oct. 5, 1943.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bernadette (Leger) Baldarelli, his mother; three brothers, Joseph and Levio of Farrell, PA., and Rudolph Baldarelli of Fitchburg; four sisters, Mrs. Paul LeBlanc, Mrs. Lawrence Zarella of Fitchburg and Mrs. Mario Brazili, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Leominster Lodge of Elks. The funeral will be from the Aubuchon Funeral Parlors, Fitchburg, Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a Solemn High Mass of Requeim in St. Leo's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fitchburg. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Aug. 3, 1968, p. 1)

19. Writ Filed
Atty. Robert B. Bowen has started legal action against Allen Held of Leominster for the administrator of the estate of Guerrino Baldarelli as the result of an automobile accident, which occurred on North Street, Leominster, Aug. 3, in front of the Held home which claimed the life of Mr. Baldarelli. The writ is returnable in Superior Court, Worcester, Dec. 2. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Nov. 6, 1968, p. 26)


Notes:
1. Service number: 212-68-87
        Guerrino married Living.
+ 21 M vi Living
+ 22 F vii Theresa "Rita" R. Baldarelli
+ 23 M viii Living
+ 24 F ix Living
+ 25 F x Living

10. James F. Baldarelli (Ermenegildo "Luigi" {Sebastiano} ) was born 1 on 8 Sep 1906 in San Costanzo, Pesaro, Italy. He died 2 on 11 Jan 1956 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA.

1. On March 2, 1912, Gino(James), age 6, with his mother, Theresa, departed San Costanzo, Italy and left thru Port Havre, France on the ship "La Provence ". They arrived 9 March 1912, thru Ellis Island, N.Y. His mother reported that they were going to her husband Ermengildo Baldarelli, at 118 Broadway St. Kingston, NY. They spent some time in N.Y. as their daughter Beuna was born in N.Y. Dec 1912.

2. Found in the 1915 New York state census, Schnectady Co., Schenectady, ward 3, p. 51, Gino, age 8, yrs in US; 3, with parents; Venicito (44) and Morelli (43), siblings; Adolfo (22), Maria (5), Buna (2) and Carolina (1)

3. 1915; Became citizen (1930 census).

4. Found in the 1920 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg 1-WD, dis 37, sheet 1A, Spruce St., age 14

5. Found in the 1925 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James plasterer res 98 Newton, p. 117

6. Found in the 1927 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James rem to Worcester, p. 131

7. Found in the 1930 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg T626, Roll 962, p. 27, sheet 9B, 1-WD, dis 4, 98 Newton St., at the home of Rudolph Baldarelli, age 23

8. 1930; - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Baldarelli, 98 Newton street, this morning at the Lucy Helen hospital. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Tue. 7 Oct 1930, p. 2)

9. Found in the 1932 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) plasterer h 112 Fairmount, p. 99

10. 1933; - A son was born Friday at the Lucy Helen hospital to Mr. and Mrs. James Baldarelli, 112 Fairmount street. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Mon. 6 Feb 1933, p. 2)

11. Found in the 1934 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) plasterer h 11 Fairmount pl, p. 81

12. Found in the 1936 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) fuel oil 11 Fairmount pl h do, p. 84

13. Found in the 1938 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) plasterer h 11 Fairmount pl, p. 184

14. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg, wd-2, (3 Apr '40), ED 14-72, sheet 12B, 11 Oak Hill Rd., age 33, POB; Italy, rents $14, ed; 6, Naturalized, with wife Rose (34) and children; Alice (12) James (11) George (9) Albert (7) and Robert (5)

15. Found in the 1944 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) mason 30 Delisle h do, p. 176

16. Found in the 1946 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) mason 30 Delisle h do, p. 219

17. Found in the 1948 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) mason 30 Delisle h do, p. 195

18. Found in the 1950 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) mason 30 Delisle h do, p. 191

19. Found in the 1952 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) mason 30 Delisle h do, p. 190

20. Found in the 1954 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) mason 30 Delisle h do, p. 184

21. Found in the 1956 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) mason 30 Delisle h do, p. 175

22. Obit: James Baldarelli, Sr., Contractor, Dies at 49
James Baldarelli Sr., 49, a building contractor, died early this morning in his home after a long illness. A native of Ancona, Italy, he had resided in this city for 45 years and was well known as a building contractor. Besides his wife, Mrs. Rose (Rousseau) Baldarelli, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph B. Addante of Lunenburg; four sons, James Jr., George, Albert and Robert, all of this city; a sister Mrs. William Giadone of Leominster and five grandchildren. The funeral will be from the Isabelle funeral home Friday morning with a solemn high mass of requiem at 9.45 o'clock in St. Joseph's cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be tonight from 7 to 10 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. (Fitchburg Sentinel, 11 Jan. 1956, p. 14)

James married Rose A. Rousseau on 5 Jul 1926 in St. Joseph's church, Fitchburg, Worcester Co.,MA. Rose was born on 18 Sep 1905 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. She died on 17 Jul 1974 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA.

1. Daughter of George and Matilda Rousseau.

2. Found in the 1930 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg T626, Roll 962, p. 27, sheet 9B, 1-WD, dis 4, 98 Newton St., at the home of Rudolph Baldarelli, age 24

3. Found in the 1932 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, James (Rose A) plasterer h 112 Fairmount, p. 99

4. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg, wd-2, (3 Apr '40), ED 14-72, sheet 12B, 11 Oak Hill Rd., age 33, POB; MA., rents $14, ed; 7, with husband James (33) and children; Alice (12) James (11) George (9) Albert (7) and Robert (5)

5. Found in the 1950 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rose A Mrs grocer 313 Claredon r 30 Delisle, p. 191

6. Found in the 1952 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rose A Mrs grocer 313 Claredon r 30 Delisle h do, p. 190

7. Found in the 1959 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rose A wid James h 30 Delisle, p. 159

8. Found in the 1961 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rose A wid James slswoman 558 Main h 30 Delisle, p. 157

9. Found in the 1963 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, Rose A wid James clk 423 Main h 30 Delisle, p. 135

10. Woman Crash Victim (with photo)
A Fitchburg woman died Wednesday afternoon one hour after she drove head-on into a tree on Route 2A. Police do not know what caused the accident. Pronounced dead at 5 p.m. at Burbank Hospital was Rose A. Baldarelli, 58, 30 DeLisle St. Drs. John Pellegrini and Chase Peterson told police she died from multiple fractures of her ribs and a collapsed lung. All on her right side. Mrs. Baldarelli also sustained multiple fractures of both legs. According to police reports, Peterson said the extent of the injuries prevented him from determining whether or not Mrs. Baldarelli suffered a heart attack immediately before the accident. The fatal accident, Fitchburg's fourth this year, occurred at 4 p.m. opposite Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School 200 feet east of the Fitchburg-Westminster boundary. Mrs. Baldarelli was traveling easterly towards Fitchburg when her car apparently left the road and drove head-on into a three-foot diameter tree 12 feet from the highway. Police and Registry of Motor Vehicle inspectors reported no skid marks in the vicinity of the accident and are at this time unable to determine if the car went out of control. There were apparently no witnesses, but Andrew Hamonds, Brooks Village Road, Templeton, was the first to come upon the scene a few minutes after 4 p.m. He told police Mrs. Baldarelli was calling for help when he arrived. Rescue 1 from the Fire Department was dispatched at 4:07 and the crew removed Mrs. Baldarelli who was pinned under the dashboard of the 1971 Toyota sedan. She was then taken to Burbank Hospital where she died a short time later.
Police notified her next of kin, James Baldarelli, 45, 26 DeLisle St., shortly thereafter. Mrs. Baldarelli was born in Fitchburg, Sept. 18, 1905, a daughter of the late George and Matilda Rousseau and was the widow of James Baldarelli, Sr. She is survived by four sons, James F. Baldarelli, George, Albert and Robert Baldarelli, all of Fitchburg; a daughter, Alice, wife of Dr. Joseph B. Addante of Fitchburg: a brother, Albert Rousseau of Fitchburg; a stepbrother, Edward Bernard of Leominster; four stepsisters, the misses Bernadelle and Yvonne Bernard, Bertha, wife of Sylvio Chimard and Cecile, wife of Alex German, all of Fitchburg; 14 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Saturday from the Joseph A. Isabelle and Son Funeral Home with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. (The Daily Sentinel and Enterprise, July. 18, 1974, p. 1)

11. Fatal Crash Probe Ends
Registry of Motor Vehicle Inspector Martin Anderson has concluded his investigation into a July 17 car accident on Route 2A, which killed Rose A. Baldarelli, 58, 30 DeLisle St., saying no cause was found. Mrs. Baldarelli apparently drove into a tree across from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School and died within an hour of the late afternoon accident due to multiple fractures of her ribs and a collapsed lung. Fitchburg police on July 18 reported no skid marks at the scene of the accident and Anderson this week said there was no evidence of a hit and run incident. The registry official is still inspecting two recent Fitchburg car accidents which {},15, of Lunenburg, and Paul F. Christian, 23, of Leominster. Anderson said he expects to conclude the investigation by the middle of next week. (The Daily Sentinel and Enterprise, Aug. 30, 1974, p. 1)

James and Rose had the following children:

+ 26 F i Living
+ 27 M ii James Francis Baldarelli
  28 M iii George A. Baldarelli was born on 7 Oct 1931 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. He died on 5 Apr 1994 in Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.

1. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Baldarelli, 98 Newton street, this morning at the Lucy Helen hospital. (Fitchburg Sentinel, Tue., 7 Oct. 1930, p. 2)

2. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg, wd-2, (3 Apr '40), ED 14-72, sheet 12B, 11 Oak Hill Rd., age 9, POB; MA., ed; 1, with parents James (33)(rents $14) and Rose (34) and siblings; Alice (12) James (11) Albert (7) and Robert (5)

3. Found in the 1952 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, George N r 30 Delisle, p. 190

4. Found in the 1954 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, George N r 30 Delisle, p. 184

5. Found in the 1959 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, George N trimmer 385 Claredon r 30 Delisle, p. 159

6. Found in the 1961 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, George N r 30 Delisle, p. 157

7. Found in the 1963 Fitchburg city directory; Baldarelli, George N r 30 Delisle, p. 135

8. Obit: WORCESTER - George A. Baldarelli, 62, of 59 Acton St., formerly of Fitchburg, died yesterday in his home, after an illness. He leaves three brothers, James F. and Albert Baldarelli, both of Fitchburg, and Robert E. Baldarelli of Leominster; a sister, Alice Addante of Fitchburg; nieces and nephews. He was born in Fitchburg, son of James and Rose (Rousseau) Baldarelli, and lived in Fitchburg most of his life before moving to Worcester several years ago.
Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's School, 35 Columbus St., Fitchburg, 01420. Louis M. Isabelle Funeral Home, 316 Clarendon St., Fitchburg, is directing arrangements. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 6, 1994)
+ 29 M iv Albert Baldarelli
+ 30 M v Robert Edward Baldarelli

13. Beuna M. Baldarelli (Ermenegildo "Luigi" {Sebastiano} ) was born on 18 Dec 1912 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY. She died on 12 Aug 1992 in Leominster, Worcester Co., MA. She was buried in St. Bernard's,Fitchburg,Mass.

1. Found in the 1915 New York state census, Schnectady Co., Schenectady, ward 3, p. 51, Buna, age 2, with parents; Venicito (44) and Morelli (43), siblings; Adolfo (22), Gino (8), Maria (5) and Carolina (1)

2. Found in the 1920 US Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg 1-WD, dis 37, sheet 1A, Spruce St., age 7

3. Found in the 1930 US Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg T626, Roll 962, p. 27, sheet 9B, 1-WD, dis 4, 98 Newton St., at the home of Rudolph Baldarelli, age 17

4. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg, wd-1, (11 Apr '40), ED 14-67, sheet 5B, 98 Newton St., age 26, POB; NY., rents $24, ed; 5, with husband William (30) and daughter Dorothy D. (4) and father Louis Baldarelli (67)(wd) and Renaldo Curzi (53)(lodger)[also cousin of Beuna]

5. "New Arrivals at the Fitchburg General Hospital" A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Giadone (Beuna Baldarelli) 320 Water street. (The Fitchburg Sentinel, 13 Jan. 1947, p. 2)

6. Obit: LEOMINSTER - Beuna M. (Baldarelli) Giadone, 79, formerly of 1182 Main St., Leominster, died yesterday in Fairlawn Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was the wife of William B. Giadone, who died in 1984. She leaves three daughters, Dorothy A. Poirier and Barbara T. Gallant, both of Leominster, and Sandra A. Giadone of Vero Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Giadone was a former officer for Giadone's Furniture Inc. of Fitchburg many years.
She was a member of St. Anthony de Padua Parish in Fitchburg, and was a member of the Burbank Hospital Women's Guild. She was born in Schenectady, N.Y., daughter of Luigi and Teresa (Marelli) Baldarelli, and lived here most of her life.
The funeral will be held tomorrow from Smith-Mallahy Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony de Padua Church, 87 Salem St., Fitchburg. Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Fitchburg. Calling hours at the funeral home are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions made to the Alzeimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc., One Kendall Square, Building 600, Cambridge 02139, or may be left at the funeral home. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, August 13, 1992)

Beuna married William B. Giadone on 27 Jun 1932 in St. Anthony's Church, Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA. William was born on 20 Oct 1908 in Pietraperzia, Enna, Italy. He died on 21 Jan 1984 in Fitchburg, Worcester Co., MA.

1. Son of Samuel and Dominica Giadone.

2. Found in the 1930 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg T626, Roll 962, p. 47, sheet 9A, 1-WD, dis 4, at his parent's home, age 21

3. Found in the 1940 U.S Census Massachusetts, Worcester Co., Fitchburg, wd-1, (11 Apr '40), ED 14-67, sheet 5B, 98 Newton St., age 30, POB; Italy, rents $24, ed; 7, naturalized, with wife Beuna (26) and daughter Dorothy D. (4) and father-in-law Louis Baldarelli (67)(wd) and Renaldo Curzi (53)(lodger)

4. Found on the passenger list of the S.S. Ocean Monarch, cruise ship, sailing from New York May 28, 1955 to New York June 4, 1955, Giadone, William, born Italy, Naturalized Fitchburg, MA., 27 Mar 1939.

5. President of Cristoforo Colombo Lodge # 169, Order Sons of Italy in America; 1945-49, and 1963-65. The lodge merged with the Regina Elena Lodge # 1400 Ladies Lodge on November 2, 1970. He was the president of the Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Mixed Lodge # 169; 1969-71, and 1978-80.

6. 1974: An Expert At Furniture -
Bill Giadone - A Self-Made Man
There is a furniture man here who's gad he got out of the oil business in view of the recent fuel shortage. William B. Giadone was once an oilman but that was before World War II and things
became scarce. He also sold ice but the modern refrigerator cooled that business.

The Best

Presently, he sells furniture on Water Street and his been doing so since 1941. He considers himself the best in the business. Giadone has lived In the Fitchburg area since he was three years old. His parents emigrated here from Italy with himself and his sister, Mary.
Once here, three other sons, Sarn, James and Joseph, were born and all but one live in the area. Sam works with William (he wants to he called Bill) at the Water Street stores. Bill is married to Beuna Baldarelli,a Fitchburg resident. Here is an example of a man who’s never dependent on anyone for anything. He had to leave the Bartley Nolan School on Salem Street at an early age
to go to work during the depression years. First, he tried his hand at baking at Padula's and then he worked in hotels in New York City for seven years. Bill returned to Fitchburg and the times got better for him, for Fitchburg and for the world. Since setting up shop on Water Street, the business has continued to grow. Now, he has two main showrooms displaying furniture and carpets. He learned the business the hard way. He attends symposiums on the retail business every year in Chicago, sponsored by the Retail Merchants Guild for 27 stores in the U.S. He has completed courses in a d v e r t i s e m e n t and merchandising at Northwestern University in Illinois. He also attends numerous seminars sponsored by the National Home Furnishing Association, which helps to update his abilities to better serve his customers. He has been president of the Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the City Republican Committee and, in
that capacity, co-ordinated the gubernatorial campaign of the now Ambassador to Italy, John A. Volpe in 1964. He was president of Fitchburg GeneralHospital for a number of years and received an achievement award for outstanding service in the community from the Order of the Sons of Italy in America.
Giadone is proud of the fact that he brings, over 30 years of experience to the furniturebusiness. "This is a business." he says, "you can lose your shirt in if you don't know what you're doing."
For example, take his recent tour of North Carolina furniture factories. He went down there
for eight days to see the latest styles, and to make deals for bulk orders. That's another advantage, he said, of being an old hand at the business. If you are going to keep down your overhead costs and sell at big values, he said, you have to buy in large quantities. "These fellows get to know you and they won't try anything funny...if I get an order that isn’t what was promised, I send it right back to the factory and then drop the factory.”

Market

At one time, he explained, Chicago was the center of the purchasing market for furniture dealers. For the past 10 years, North Carolina has been both a national and international market for the factories and the showrooms. Places such as High Point Hickory, Lenor and Thomasville are well known names to furniture dealers around the world. “These plants are enormous… the selections are of a larger variety and finer quality.” He said. Bill changed a few brands and added other nationally known names this year and he expects shipments within the next month. This is how he rates the top furniture companies, first in bedroom sets - White of Mebane, second, Thomasville (a town grew up around this company), Broyhill and Bassett are middle-of-the-roaders but are known for basically good quality. The two B’s average about $100 million a year in sales, although Bassett, which started in an old barn, is bigger.

Largest

The largest manufacturer of living room sets, he says, is Kroehler and Lazy-Boy makes over $70 million a year just on chairs. Some other quality brand names which he plans to try this year are Silver coffee tables, Allan White living room sets, American Martinsville and Claremont living room sets. Of course, no furniture store is complete without good quality mattresses and box springs. Giadone’s carries only the best in Simmons and Sealy Posturpedic. Despite inflation and the energy crunch, the home furnishing industry is predicting a 40 percent increase in sales this year, he said. Bill plans to maintain his costs at reasonable levels. He provides each customer with a $1,000 guaranteed savings bond. In other words, under his signature, he states that every item of merchandise sold by our store cannot be purchased elsewhere under the same conditions of delivery and service for less, and if the purchaser can show this merchandise was available elsewhere for less within 10 days of purchase we will refund the difference between our selling price and the price for which purchaser could have bought it, plus 10 percent of that difference.
Shoppers are advised if they’re in the market for home furnishings this year, to shop before July 1st. the Cost of Living Council has freed price restrictions on furniture manufacturers as of that date and retailers expect manufacturers to raise prices on all orders placed for shipments after July 1. Giadone says that he will do everything he can to keep prices reasonable. (The Daily Sentinel and Enterprise, Tue. June 18, 1974, p. 23A)

7. Obit: Giadone, William; Proprietor of Giadone Furniture Store and dealer in oil, 320 Water St., Fitchburg. Born Pietraperzia, Enna, Italy, Oct. 20, 1909. Son of Salvatore Giadone and Domenica Giunta. Was brought to U.S.A. in 1912 settling in Fitchburg. Educated in the public schools and took special courses at M.I.T. In business since 1932. Married Beuna Baldarelli of Fitchburg, June 27, 1932. Children: Dorothy, Domenica and Barbara Theresa. Member: Chamber of Commerce; Order Sons of Italy; Italian American Citizens' Club; Marconi Club, Elks and Eagles. Fond of baseball, golf, sailing. His father came to America in 1912 settling in Fitchburg. Had the following children: Mary, married to Charles Gitto; William; Samuel, in U.S. Army overseas; Joseph; and James, in U.S. Army overseas. Res: 320 Water St., Fitchburg. p. 371, Leading Americans of Italian descent in Massachusetts, 1946, Carlevale, Joseph William.

William and Beuna had the following children:

+ 31 F i Living
  32 F ii Living
        Living married Living.
  33 F iii Living
        Living married Living.

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