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ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

Posted: 19 May 2005 1:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CONTRISTANO/ ZAFFUTO
My beautiful daughter in law was adopted from Rome by Rocco Contristano and Beatice Zaffuto. Her birth name was Ambra Provitali

Rocco's (1927-1976) family was from Potenza, Italy, son of Gerardo (1895-1982) and Angelina (1900-?) Grippo.Rocco was born in Pittsburgh, 1 of 5 or 6 children.

Beatrice (1920-2001) was the daughter of Joseph (1896-?)and Stefania, (abt 1900-?) again about 5 or 6 children.

Having challenges with name changes, nicknames and Italian!
Met many of the family at the wedding in 2003.

Need to sit down with the family before they no longer are here.

Hope someone recognized this family.

annemarie

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

victor (View posts)
Posted: 24 Oct 2005 1:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, my name is victor i'm Bebe's cousin. My mom and dads name is Victor and Josie i'm sure u remember them or heard bebe and scott talking of them, bebe had them stand in for her at their wedding as her parents, my mom and dad has always been there for her as best they can and they do love her and scott but for some reason bebe and scott stopped coming around or even calling they don't even come around for not 1 holiday anymore, my mom calls her once maybe twice a week and leaves messages to call her back she don't even call back, my mom is upset and doesn't know what she did wrong for bebe and scott to do that to them. we only seen bebe and scott maybe twice in the past two years and we are only 8 to 10 miles away at the most. no one is that busy to were you can't even return a call, so if u talk to bebe please tell her to call my mom josie. thanx

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

annemarie (View posts)
Posted: 26 Oct 2005 12:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zaffuto
Victor;

Nice to hear from you. I called Scott and Bea last night and chewed them out for not calling. Since they moved a month ago, they have been busy with work and fire department and Scott's been doing lots of extra jobs. Seems like a house costs a great deal of money!

We spent Thanksgiving last year with them in Pittsburgh and went to see your mom and dad. We had a great time with them and wish we had a chance to get to know them better

I would love to get some information from you about the family. Bea and Rocco have given me some, but it is very disorganized. Who I think are aunts and uncles, might be cousins, or the wrong generation. I've got a great deal of Bea's information from a file she gave me about her mom and dad, but seems like some names have been Americanized and I can't follow who is who. If you are interested in Scott's family, I have a great deal of information. Most of it from my familys. Unfortunately, my ex husband's family is from Greece. I recently got a family listing of his grandmother's family, but it's all in Greek and have not been able to get it translated yet.

Today is Scott and Bea's 2nd anniversary. It certainly doesn't seem like 2 years ago. She is such a beautiful woman and I truly love her as my own daughter. Wish they were closer. I think she would move here tomorrow, but as much as Scott misses his sisters, he would never leave the Fire department.

Would love to hear from you and compare notes.

AnneMarie

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

Posted: 28 Apr 2006 3:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zaffuto
Some of your posted information sounds familiar to some of my dads relatives that are from Pittsburgh. My dads sister adopted two children from Italy after a relative from Pittsburgh did also, around 1963. The names are familiar and I will be doing some checking. Get back to me, I don't live far from you.

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

AnneMarie (View posts)
Posted: 28 Apr 2006 11:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zaffuto
Barry;

Good to hear from someone. I have had a great deal of trouble trying to figure out this family. I'm met several, but they are so many and I do't Italian and can't keep track of who is who.

I'm leaving for Memorial day weekend to go to Pittsburgh for a few days. My son and daughter in law bought a new home and I'm going up to see it. Had them down here to help my daughter move last month. They were able to spend a day in Tarpon springs and another at Disney before they headed back to the cold frozen wastelands of Pittsburgh!

Where are you? I'd love to get together and share whatever info I have. Maybe have something new to share with the kids.

Have a good weekend.

AnneMarie

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

Barry Zaffuto (View posts)
Posted: 29 Apr 2006 3:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Anne Marie. Please contact me at my e-mail address - pgc209@aol.com and give me you e-mail address so I can maybe help in your research.
Barry

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

Jennifer Crisci (View posts)
Posted: 1 May 2006 3:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Annemarie,

My name is Jennifer, I am Bebe's brother Rocco's fiance. I have alot of info about the family and would like to know more as well. Bea has been busy moving & working and it is difficult for her to keep in touch, feel free to email me and maybe we can help each other out. If you talk to her &
Scott tell them we said hello and that Rock loves them very much. He is ok, strong as ever and keeping the faith. Tell Bebe to call me, I miss her and have some info. as well.

Thank you,
Jennifer Crisci

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

AnneMarie (View posts)
Posted: 2 May 2006 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Zaffuto/Contristano
Jennifer;

It is so nice to meet you. I was online with Bea last night when I guess you called her. She said she didn't have your address and phone number, but I guess you have hers. I worry about them so much, I know how important family is to Scott, he would do anything for his sisters and me and even his dad. I can't imagine what it is like being a young woman and not having your dad and then your mom around. Lost my mom last mothers day and still every day, there is something I want to call her and tell her. My husband and I spent Thanksgiving 2004 with Scott and Bea and Rocco and his kids. It was wonderful. We had a great time. Both my husband and I were so impressed with Rocco and his analytical mind. And his kids are beautiful.

I have an envelope Bea gave me with lot of papers and articles and have tried to put together a family tree. I have just been in touch with a Barry Zaffuto from Ebensburg, PA who says he has a lot of info and he referred me to Lillian Zaffuto. Bea remembers her. It looks like I have a lot of names, but no idea of the connections. Would love to get this straightened out and give it to Bea when I get up there the end of the month. Bea suggested that you get me the info you have, she doesn't really have the time to work on it and right now,and I have the family tree programs. I am retired, my unemployment has run out, but I'm nana sitting our new, very unexpected grandson. He's 4 months old, his mom (my step daughter) is 44 and has a 19 year old college-attending son. And of course, the father is screwed up. Thankfully, he's out of the picture. When she first mentioned they were dating and then they were getting married, I told her I would mind my own business. Well, he disappeared the week before the wedding and has been in big trouble ever since. He has a great deal of physical and mental problems and that has lead to a lot of legal problems. Right now, she is petrified he'll just show up at the door.Fortunately, grandpa Jim and I have been able to pay for her insurance when she lost her job because she was so sick while pregnant, we buy diapers, formula and now baby food. And I baby sit while she works now. But as he gets bigger and sleeps less, he needs to be entertained more. We're into touch and feel books and Disney music right now! But he is still sleeping in the morning, so I have some time on the computer.

I haven't been into the genealogy in a few months, but the past few weeks, have made contact with a cousin in NewYork who is looking for info about our mutual gr gr grandfather in Ireland. So, I've been able to share current info of my end of the family and he has shared his branch, and we're trying to fill in the spaces. And I hadn't heard anything on my Zaffuto/Contristano post in about 2 years and heard from this Barry last week and he seems to know a lot. I just get very hesitant about spilling family info until I know this is legitimate researcher. Bea has assured me you are legit, so I would love to share what I have. By private e mail, I'll send you what I have and will anxiously await your straightening it up.

Hope to get to meet you when I'm there memorial day weekend.

AnneMarie

Nanaannemarie@aol.com

Re: ZAFFUTO/CONTRISTANO in PITTSBURGH

Jim (View posts)
Posted: 26 Oct 2006 6:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
AnneMarie:

My name is Jim Zaffuto. I am Rocky and Bea's cousin. I can provide you with most of the family details. Contact me at the my e-mail address
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