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The Pilgrimage: My Father's Birthplace

The Pilgrimage: My Father's Birthplace

Gamberale: Our Pilgrimage to Our Family’s Home

 

In the early 1920’s there was an amazing number of residents of Gamberale, Province of Chieti in the Abruzzo region of Central Italy that migrated to the US. My Grandparents along with my dad and his three siblings came over around 1929, escaping persecution. My family name is DePasquale, my grandmother was a Caruso. They came to Pittsburgh and started the St Laurenzo Society in the hollow area.

In 2004 I had the privilege to visit, along with my daughter, the commune of Gamberale, and visit the original St. Laurenzo Church. This church was built by our ancestors that lived there. Skilled in construction and stone masonry, they brought those skills to Pittsburgh and provided a new world life for all of us.

I am planning on building a return trip to Gamberale for the fall of 2019. I am planning on making this trip a celebration of our heritages and join with the current residents of Gamberale and honor the great generations that started there.

Give me a like if you are interesting in knowing more about the plans for this historical trip. SHARE this with anything one you may know that would be interested. Together we could make this pilgrimage back to our family’s home land and celebrate their lives and the lives they gave us all.

Ciao for now.

 

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Beautiful and Dangerous: Our High Desert Trip

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My "foodie" tipping point

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