Peter Paul Brennan (Class of 1959), Alan L. Brown (Class of 1963), Edward Raymond Micca (Class of 1964),
Demetrius John Anderson (Class of 1964),
William Charles Farley (Class of 1964), Fr. Michael J.Roy (Class of 1965),
Jack Corbett (Class of 1965), Vincent Martone (Class of 1966), William Betzen (Class of 1967),
Michael (Scotia and Paula) O'Neil (Class of 1967), James Kissane (Class of 1968), James Hart (Class of 1968), Gregory Green
(Class of 1968), Armando Baez (Class of 1968), Philip Winfield Anderson (Class of 1969), Richard Mark Tress (Class of 1969), James McKenzie (Class of 1969), Fr. Paul Dolan (Class of 1969), Wesley Edward Prussing, Jr. (Class of 1971),
Bradley Thomas Copp (Class of 1971), Gary Norsen (Class of 1971), James Pettengill
(Class of 1971),
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Hail the Lights of Brooklyn .. Men of Saint Francis Prep!
The days of us in Brooklyn, we will not forget.
We were proud to wear the colors red and blue...
And to ole Saint Francis Prep we will be true!
We had no field of our own, no track or tennis nor tennis courts
Yet, the Lights of Brooklyn excelled in all sports!
Hail to Franciscan Brothers and the teachers too
And to ole St. Francis Prep we will be true.
Now, they're in Fresh Meadows the Brooklyn days are gone ...
Now, there's men and women ...but the spirit still goes on!
We are proud to wear the colors red and blue...
And to ole Saint Francis Prep we will be true!
VIEW FROM SFP. I RAN THIS BRIDGE 2X DAILY THE WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE IN GREENPOINT
BOTH BURRIESCI BROTHERS DONALD CARL BURRIESCI GRADUATED SFP IN 1964 AND RICHARD CHRISTOPHER BURRIESCI GRADUATED SFP IN 1972. THESE
ARE THEIR GRADUATION PHOTOS
ST. ANNE'S Garden City
Nicolo was a barber and bookie
MS. ROSEMARIE TRENTACOSTE, DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CARLO TRENTACOSTE (1923 - 2001) AND CYNTHIA TRENTACOSTE RECENTLY CONTACTED HER COUSIN RICH BURRIESCI WHILE SEARCHING "TRENTACOSTE/SICILY" ON GOOGLE TO FIND THIS PAGE CONTAINING THE BURRIESCI - RINALDO FAMILY TREE. SHE HAS AGREED TO UPDATE AND CONTRIBUTE MORE FAMILY HISTORY AND BRING BACK PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ITALY/SICILY WHEN SHE VISITS THIS COMING SEPTEMBER 2010. I LAST SAW ROSE WHEN SHE WAS JUST ELEVEN YEARS OLD IN DIX HILLS, LONG ISLAND. OH MY! SHE TURNED OUT TO BE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AT THIS AGE OF 43!
My Father: CARLO TRENTACOSTE (Born: November 16, 1923 Died: May 19, 2001
THE FOCAL PERSON IS ROSEMARIE TRENTACOSTE (1966) WHOSE PATERNAL GREAT-GRANDPARENTS ARE COLOGERO BURRIESCI (1870 - 1959) AND CRUCIFISSA LOMONTE BURRIESCI (1875 - 1961) LISTED ABOVE IN THE BURRIESCI - RINALDO TREE
ROSEMARIE'S GRANDPARENTS ARE THOMAS TRENTACOSTE (1894 - 1975) and MARY BURRIESCI TRENTACOSTE (1904 - 1984)
begat PETER TRENTACOSTE (1920 - 2003) m WILLIE HIGGINS begat: Thomas, Maria, Peter, Margaret, Irene and Rosemary
begat CARLO TRENTACOSTE (1923 - 2001) m CYNTHIA HELEN CAMBRIDGE (1927 -1999) (my parents)
begat FRANCES TRENTACOSTE AMENDOLA (1924 - 1996)
begat JOSEPH TRENTACOSTE (1928) m MILAGOS "MILLIE" MELENDEZ begat:
begat CRUCIFISSA "CRUCY" TRENTACOSTE RILEY (1937) m THOMAS RILEY in 1971 and begat GINA (1975) and BERNADETTE (1979)
CARLO TRENTACOSTE (1923 - 2001) m CYNTHIA HELEN CAMBRIDGE TRENTACOSTE (1927 -1999)
begat CARLO TRENTACOSTE, JR. born: June 24, 1965
begat ROSEMARIE TRENTACOSTE born: December 22, 1966
My name is Gina (Trentacoste) Riley, and I am Crucy Trentacoste (Riley)'s (1937) daughter. In looking up family history, I found your website
(and saw my first cousin Rosemarie's picture there!)
My mom (Crucy Trentacoste) married Thomas Riley in 1971. I was born in 1975, my sister Bernadette in 1979. Bernadette is a doctor in Long Island (will be married in April of 2011), and I am a professor in NY. My son, Ben, was born in 1996.
We would love to keep in touch :) It was so nice to see a picture of my great grandmother and grandfather. I called my mom as well, and she was excited to hear that you are all doing terrific :) Great family memories! Thank you for your website! Gina :)
HERE LIES COLOGERO & CRUCIFISSA BURRIESCI AND THOMAS AND MARY TRENTACOSTE IN ST. RAYMOND'S CEMETERY IN THE BRONX, NEW YORK
BURIED JUST 40 FEET BEHIND THEM IS BILLIE HOLIDAY THE JAZZ SINGER
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GINA RILEY-DALY begat BENJAMIN DALY (1996)
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MARGARET TRENTACOSTE WAGNER
ROSEMARY TRENTACOSTE ROMANO
MORE TRENTACOSTE COUSINS LEFT TO RIGHT
FOUR DAUGHTERS OF PETER & WILLIE TRENTACOSTE
DAUGHTER OF CRUCY (TRENTACOSTE) AND THOMAS RILEY
"NOONA" and "DADA" to the Trentacoste grandchildren
MY GRANDPARENTS MARY & TOM TRENTACOSTE ON THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
St. Sebastian's Class of 1968
IRENE TRENTACOSTE OLIN
MARIA TRENTACOSTE MUTINO
DON AND BROTHER JOHN BURRIESCI NOVEMBER 13, 2010
LAWRENCE WAGNER, MARGARET TRENTACOSTE WAGNER, MARGARET LORETTA WAGNER, CHERYL MARIE WAGNER AND
KEITH LAWRENCE WAGNER (who died 8/7/1998)
JOHN, DON and RICH taken 12/20/10
Casa di Trentacoste
REGARDING THE FAMILY OF RICH BURRIESCI: OUR FATHER DONALD (DOMINIC) BURRIESCI WAS PRETTY MUCH RAISED BY TITSI MARY (ELDEST AND ONLY SISTER) BECAUSE HE WAS THE YOUNGEST CHILD OF COLOGERO AND CRUCIFISSA BURRIESCI ERGO THE TRENTACOSTE FAMILY IN THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH ABOVE WERE LIKE SIBLINGS
A photograph enhances your family tree by putting a face to a name and a place
Human Beings are all connected to one another because we are all God's DNA
Rosemarie Trentacoste brings you to Sicily and Italy September 2010
I'm with Rose
ENJOY CURRENT PICTURES OF SICILY TAKEN SEPTEMBER 2010 COURTESY OF ROSEMARIE TRENTACOSTE AND FRED FULTON
and now we are on to Roma and Napoli
...and now onto Napoli
ST. JOHN'S ATONEMENT SEMINARY 38TH YEAR SINCE CLOSING REUNION Pictured left on June 15, 2007 are:
Bradley Thomas Copp, Richard Christopher Burriesci and Wesley Edward Prussing, Jr.
A TRIBUTE TO OUR MOTHER: SYLVIA RINALDO BURRIESCI (1924-1987)
Our mother Sylvia believed "Hell is on earth with frequent glimpses of Heaven" and literally wrote letters to Jesus to speak her mind to God. There was a very special place in her heart for children with Down's Syndrome. She never let us forget that we had a brother Robert who lived two ill saddened years 1947-1949 but was her Guardian Angel and was made happy and whole with God in Heaven. She much preferred being a mother than a wife. Her father wanted her to be a lawyer; she certainly had the hootspah and brains but not the stamina nor dirty dealing that comes with the turf. She was a warrior for principle and would spend a dollars worth of time over being cheated out of a penny causing many a stir with my father. Our mother literally was sick most of her life spending much of it in hospitals; and although she loved the sun it made her sick in childhood having such fair skin and so she loved the shade of large oak trees. Sylvia was the mother of opinions and too many times spoke her mind. She loved the Jewish people and even spoke Yiddish. Her Jewish bosses loved her. Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital, whom she worked for a brief time, offered to give her a free nose job but she declined because it was a source of laughter and she would lose her Jewish look even though she was 100% Sicilian. She would go out of her way to play the clown because she truly believed that laughter was the best medicine! This was her charm and gift to family, friends and most of all to strangers often at the expense of her own dignity and sometimes to the embarrassment of my father. She was so much for the underdog embracing the Frankenstein monster and Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame for their sad lot in life even though fiction, she was aware of so many millions around the world really had a similar fate. She was really not a bad cook but would purposely burn the meals so my father would take us out to eat. She loved Diners and cozy hangouts to a fault!Some of the things I am saying may sound unflattering and maybe so but she never sought perfection in others or herself just acceptance and respect for one another as do I. So I believe that many of the six point six billion people on earth today can relate to a character such as our mother Sylvia. This June 7, 2012 will be the 25th Anniversary of her death and I hope to visit her grave at St. Charles Cemetery on that day with two New York Frankfurters in hand, one for her to celebrate her life. Then on to a diner in Huntington, Syosset or perhaps Woodside where she was born and raised calling Long Island her home.
SYLVIA BURRIESCI at age 57
SYLVIA RINALDO later Burriesci and CELESTE FILIPPELLI later Nielsen IN 1942
SYLVIA'S HUSBAND WAS DONALD THOMAS BURRIESCI 1919 - 2000
HER CHILDREN ARE:
Mildred Anne Hoglin (1937- 2012)
NO WOMAN LOOKED BETTER IN A BEEHIVE HAIRDO!
MY BROTHER DONALD ATTENDED SSS 1952-1960
Richard C. Burriesci and Robert J. Marchand are two of your first fifth grade students you taught and mentored when you came to St. Sebastian's School in Woodside NY in 1964. You was strict but was beautiful and loved.
No one looked better in a beehive hairdo. You will be lovingly remembered by many thousands of your students and friends you touched the past fifty years.
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