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simona

Italy

#1 Jan 4, 2008
hello my name is simona and i'm writing from italy...i'm searching Tomasina Chieffe(born in 1911)that lives or used to live in windber PA.Her husband name was Nicola Maffeo.My granmother Maria Chieffe is the Tomasina's sister,she is alive and has 78 years old.My granmother talks about her sister very often but did not know nothing about her since 1965.I'm writing this message to have some contact with someone who can answer our questions,where she lives if we have other relatives in America.My granmother wishes to know something about her family before she dies.I hope you can help us.
PLEASE WINDBER HELP ME!!!!

contact me...My e-mail address is
simona189@gmail.com EXCUSE ME FOR MY BAD ENGLISH!!!
will try to help

Cape May Court House, NJ

#2 Jan 19, 2008
simona wrote:
hello my name is simona and i'm writing from italy...i'm searching Tomasina Chieffe(born in 1911)that lives or used to live in windber PA.Her husband name was Nicola Maffeo.My granmother Maria Chieffe is the Tomasina's sister,she is alive and has 78 years old.My granmother talks about her sister very often but did not know nothing about her since 1965.I'm writing this message to have some contact with someone who can answer our questions,where she lives if we have other relatives in America.My granmother wishes to know something about her family before she dies.I hope you can help us.
PLEASE WINDBER HELP ME!!!!
contact me...My e-mail address is
simona189@gmail.com EXCUSE ME FOR MY BAD ENGLISH!!!
I will contact some people I know from Windber who have lived there all there lives and try to get some information for you. Take care, Tina
simona

Castrovillari, Italy

#3 Jan 20, 2008
thank you tina this is very important for me and my family... god bless you!
Some more information

Sugar Land, TX

#4 Feb 25, 2008
I lived in Windber from 1943 to 1967, but I don,t recall a Maffeo family. The name was probably Americanized, but it would be hard to determine how it ended up. Ther might be some information at the Italian Church "St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church" in Windber" 2201 Graham Ave. Windber, Pa 15963. I do not know the name of the present Priest, but he could get in contact with some of old timers. Take Care
George
simona

Italy

#5 Mar 4, 2008
dear george, I found an obituary of this family on the Internet:

Nick T. Maffeo, 67, Gaithersburg, Md. formerly of Windber died March 13, 2001 in Washington, D.C. Born Sept. 6, 1933 in Windber,son of Nick and Tomasina (Chieffa) Maffeo.Preceded in death by parents, and sister Amelia Novak. Survived by
wife the former Eleanor Rizzo and these sons: Nick J., David A.,Jerome D. and Vincent P., all of Gaithersburg. Also grandchildren Melissa, Jessica and Christina. Brother of Maryann Maffeo, Frank Maffeo, Connie Turcato and Jean Barta, all of Windber, and Angie Studinary, Ruskin, Fla. Also munerous nieces and nephews. Mr.Maffeo was employed by Metro Transit in the Washington, D.C. area. Army veteran of Korean Conflict. Member of St. Martin's Catholic
Church, Gaithersburg. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.Thursday at Meek Funeral Home Inc., Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m.Friday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Windber. Committal,
Church cemetery.
Daily American, March 15, 2001

now,can you help me???thank you...SIMONA
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#6 Mar 9, 2008
I have information on the Nick Maffeo family for Sabina, the 1920 & 1930 census shows them living at 408 11th. St., Windber. In 1942, Nick Maffeo's WW11 draft card shows he was born Oct. 18, 1893 in San Pietro, Italy, his wife was Thomasina, he was working in the General Office of the Berwind White Coal Co., today at 408 11th.St. there is a M.J. Maffeo living at this address. This may help you Sabina to get in touch with your mother's family.
simona

Rome, Italy

#7 Mar 10, 2008
thanks to all for your aid...those are truly important for me...thanks of heart to all that have given their aid to me...and excuseme for my bad english!
simona

Rome, Italy

#8 Mar 11, 2008
patricia,have you some information on his wife tommasina?if she is alive or dead(when she is dead...why...)?thank you...god bless you...
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#9 Mar 16, 2008
simona wrote:
patricia,have you some information on his wife tommasina?if she is alive or dead(when she is dead...why...)?thank you...god bless you...
simona, if Nick Maffeo was born about 1898, his wife Thomasina would not be alive today. I tryed putting the phone number for you for the Maffeo family who are living at that same address but it was not permitted so was taken off of my message. If you wish I could call that number on your behalf and asked them about the family. I do not wish to do it unless you request it. Just let me know. Patricia.
simona

Rome, Italy

#10 Mar 21, 2008
yes,if you can i want that you call my "family" and take information for me.I don't speak english very well probably we wouldn't be understood...thank you patricia!
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#11 Mar 25, 2008
Simona, I have contacted the Maffeo family of Windber, Pa. for you and spoke to Mary Ann Maffeo. She is an unmarried daughter of Nick Maffeo and his first wife Contance. She still lives in the home of her father. She says her father died at the age of 101 years in 1994. His first wife died in child birth in 1926, the mother of two children, and he then remarried to Thomasina who died in an automobile accident. She did not know the date of her death. She has two neices who are trying to find more about the Maffeo family. If you wish to write to Mary Ann Maffeo she would be happy to hear from you. Her address is 408 11th. St., Windber, Pa. 15963.
simona

Catanzaro, Italy

#12 Mar 27, 2008
patricia I don't know how to say thank you!this is very very very important to me
you are a god girl!god bless you
I will not never forget you
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#13 Mar 27, 2008
simona wrote:
patricia I don't know how to say thank you!this is very very very important to me
you are a god girl!god bless you
I will not never forget you\
Dear Simona, I am happy to have been able to help you and Maryann Maffeo was very happy to hear from family in Italy so it was my pleasure to have been of service. Your 78 year old grandmother Maria must have been a much younger sister of Tomasina Chieffe. Did Tomasina come to the U.S. with other family members? The reason that I am asking is that when I checked the U.S. census records for the Maffeo family I also found living in Windber a Domonick Chieffa, age 31 in 1930 so he would have been born about 1889, born in Italy and immigrated to the U.S. in 1921. His wife was named Jennie, they had two children, Mary 5 years old and Jennie, age 3 years old. They were born in Pennsylvania. Perhaps he was Tomasina's brother, and also Maria's brother. May God Bless your grandmother with good health and may she find joy in her family's reunion. Patricia Shaffer.
simona

Zaccanopoli, Italy

#14 Mar 30, 2008
yes you are right...when tomasina left from italy my granmother maria had 1 years old(born in 1929)...but tomasina left alone in 1930...she had also a brother but he lived and died in italy.
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#15 Mar 30, 2008
simona wrote:
yes you are right...when tomasina left from italy my granmother maria had 1 years old(born in 1929)...but tomasina left alone in 1930...she had also a brother but he lived and died in italy.
Simona, I can send you information on the Nick Maffeo family, his parents and children, if you would like that but of course would not have anything on the Chieffe family if none were in America. I have done extensive research on the family since I first read your call for help and have alot to send. I can send it at your personal email address ( Simona 189@gmail.com) if you like.
Let me know if you want it. I feel we have now made friends from Windber to Italy.
simona

Zaccanopoli, Italy

#16 Mar 30, 2008
thank you patricia...if you can i want that you send me all information on my personal e-mail address...with love simona
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#17 Apr 2, 2008
simona wrote:
thank you patricia...if you can i want that you send me all information on my pSiersonal e-mail address...with love simona
Simona, I tryed sending to your personal email address and it did not go through. Sorry!
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#18 Apr 3, 2008
Patricia Shaffer wrote:
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Simona, I tryed sending to your personal email address and it did not go through. Sorry!
Sorry, the email address was no good, my research came back. Email me at dstubbles5@aol.com.
simona

Catanzaro, Italy

#19 Apr 6, 2008
Patricia i sent you an e-mail with another address...simona
Patricia Shaffer

AOL

#20 Apr 23, 2008
simona wrote:
Patricia i sent you an e-mail with another address...simona
Simona, I have attempted to contact you, no return, the email is not working. Can you send me your address? Mary Maffeo would like to write to you.

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