Tom Damigella has shared a great North End story about his lovely mother and how his family came to the North End. Thank you Tommy!
Ann Mazzarino (Damigella)
Years ago my mother showed me this photo which was used as a display item in a photographer’s shop on Hanover Street in the North End in 1934. At that time she was living at 3 Prince Street in the North End of Boston.
My mother immigrated at the age of 7 to the North End in 1925 and joined her parents and sister at 284 Hanover Street. Her birth place was Licodia Eubea, Sicily. She left behind grandparents, uncles, and aunts who decided not to immigrate to America. However,her father Sebastiano,his brother Pasquale, and his sister Alfonsina were the first to leave Sicily in the early 1900’s to find work and opportunity in America. They first came to Boston’s North End. All three siblings married and had children and today 4 generations later their families live and prosper in America.
Later, Ann Mazzarino married Thomas Damigella (1939) and in 1948 became one of the early pioneers of Tupperware Home Parties.
– Thomas Damigella, son