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The Scordino Family - Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

SCORDINO FAMILY

By Phil Scordino

Filippo (Philip) Scordino, was born 10 April, 1883, in Bianco Nuovo, Reggio Calabria, Italy.

He is the son of Filippo and Marie Antoinette Scordino. Philip married Virginia Raschilla

who was born 20 September, 1883 in Bianco Nuovo, Reggio Calabria, Italy, and died 22 July,

1969 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. They were married in Holy Rosary Church, in Bianco Nuovo,

Italy, on 2 July, 1905. Philip and Virginia Scordino lived on Grey Street in Niagara Falls and had

4 children: 3 boys – Umberto (Albert), Francesco (Frank) A., and Michele (Mike), and a

daughter – Janet Josephine Marie Antoinette.

Philip (Filippo) Scordino and Virginia Raschilla

Philip and Virginia are located in Fairview. Section 8, Plot 618.

A photo of Virginia (Raschilla) Scordino, in Italy (circa 1920), with her 3 sons:

Frank Albert Mike (front) Virginia

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and her daughter Janet (in Canada)


(1) Umberto (Albert) Scordino, was born on 24 January, 1908 in Bianco, Reggio Calabria,

Italy, and died in Niagara Falls, Ontario on 6 September, 2003. Albert married Josephine

Iannizzi, of Mammola, Italy, who was born on 27 January, 1913 and died on 31August, 1986.

Albert and Josephine were married on 11 November, 1933 at Holy Rosary Church in Thorold,

Ontario. They lived in Niagara Falls, Ontario where Albert owned and operated the Rainbow

Paint and Glass store on Main Street for many years. Albert and Josephine had 4 children:

Virginia, married to John Parisi; Fred, married to Brenda McKay; Philip, (deceased); and

Albert, married to Carlotta Osborne.

Albert and Josephine (Iannizzi) Scordino

Albert and Josephine are located in Fairview, Section 8, Plot 619.

(2) Francesco (Frank) A. Scordino, who was born 10April, 1910 in Bianco, Reggio Calabria,

Italy, and died in Niagara Falls, Ontario on 9 September, 2006. Frank married Raffaela Iannizzi

of Mammola, Italy, who was born 25 November 25, 1919, and lived in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Frank and Raffaela were married in Holy Rosary Church, in Thorold, Ontario on 2 May, 1936.

Frank owned and operated F. Scordino Construction Company in Niagara Falls for most of his

working life, and belonged to the Big Brother Association for many years. Frank and Raffaela

had 3 children: 2 boys – Philip, married to Marlene Brown; and Fred, married to Flora

Vadacchino; and a daughter - Frances, married to Dave Saxby.

Frank A. and Raffaela (Iannizzi) Scordino

Frank A. Scordino is located in Fairview, Section O, Plot 612.

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(3) Michele (Mike) Scordino who was born on 21 October, 1913 in Bianco, Reggio Calabria,

Italy, and died on 01 June, 2001 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Michael married Annunziata

Mary Trapasso, who was born on 17 October, 1917, and lived in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Mike and Mary were married on 28 October, 1939 in St. Ann’s R.C. Church, in Niagara

Falls, Ontario. Mike worked as a stationary engineer for the Niagara Wire Weaving Co. until

the plant closed. He then worked for Brights Winery until he retired. Mike and Mary had 5

children: 4 boys – Phillip, married to Katherine Szucs; Samuel; Michael Jr., married to

Carole Woods; Carmen, married to Gina Paone, and a daughter - Nancy Marie.

Annunziata Mary Trapasso and Michael Scordino

Michael and Mary Scordino are located in Fairview, Section 6, Plot 268.

(4) (Janet) Josephine Marie Antoinette Scordino who was born on 05 October, 1922, in

Niagara Falls, Ontario, and lived on Peer St. in Niagara Falls. Janet married Ernest (Ernie)

Fusco of Niagara Falls, who was born 13 December, 1925, and died on 16 September, 1979.

Janet and Ernie were married on 09 August, 1947, at St. Ann’s R.C. Church in Niagara Falls,

Ontario. Ernie worked at the Niagara Wire Weaving Co. up until the time of his death. Ernie

and Janet had 3 sons: Ernie Jr. married to Liz O’Laughlin; Jimmy married to Cathy Lee

Harvey, and Tommy married to Julie Killam.

Ernie and Janet (Scordino) Fusco

Ernie is located in Fairview, Section 6, Plot 369


Other Relatives of the Scordino Family who are Buried in Fairview Cemetery:

Salvatore (Sam) Trapasso, first husband of Caroline Quaranta, who lived in Niagara Falls.

Caroline and Sam were married in 1915, at St. Ann’s R.C. Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

They had 4 children: Anne (Annie) Trapasso who was married to Francesco (Frank) Mariano

of Niagara Falls, , Annunziata Mary Trapasso who was married to Michael (Mike) Scordino

of Niagara Falls, Domenic Trapasso who was married to Theresa (Terry) Bazat, of Niagara

Falls, and Adelina (Lillian) Trapasso who was married to Carlo (Carl) Milanetti of Hamilton,

Ontario. In 1922, Salvatore passed away from complications related to Tuberculosis. Between

1928 and 1929 Caroline Trapasso met and married James Vincent Talarico. Caroline and Jim

lived on Grey Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario and there they had two more children: Frank Carl

Talarico who was married to Mary Sommise, and a daughter Rosenia (Rose) Talarico who

would pass away at the tender age of 18 years.

- Salvatore (Sam) Trapasso is located in Fairview Section JJ, Plot 110 in an unmarked grave.

- James Vincent Talarico, his wife Caroline Trapasso and daughter Rose are located in

Section 4, Plot 358

- Rosenia (Rose); sister of Annie Mariano, Mary Scordino, Lillian Milanetti, Domenic

Trapasso and Frank Talarico, is buried with her mother Caroline and father James, in

Section 4, Plot 358.

- Frank Carl Talarico and his wife Mary (Sommise), parents of Mary Jo (Talarico)

Matejka; and Linda (Talarico) Coulter, are located in Fairview, Section 9, Plot 412.

- Domenic Trapasso and his wife Theresa (Terry) Bazat, parents of Barbara (Trapasso)

Campbell and Don Trapasso, are located in Fairview, Section 10, Plot 76.

- Francesco (Frank) Mariano, husband of Annie Trapasso, father of Emilio Mariano; Caroline

(Mariano) Fruscione; and John Mariano, is located in Fairview, Section14, Plot 231.

- Ralph Paone, husband of Irene Crocco, father of Gina (Paone) Scordino, is located in the

Mausoleum.

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The Scordino Family Genealogy

Great Grandparents on Father’s side:

Father: Filippo Scordino, born in Bianco Nuovo, Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Mother: Marie Antoinette (unknown last name), of Italy.

Children: Filippo (Philip); Michele (Mike); Francesco (Frank); Domenico; Pepi (Joe);

Grazzia; & Catharina (unconfirmed)

Great Grandparents on Mother’s side:

Father: Felice Raschilla of Calabria, Italy

Mother: Carmella Parisi of Calabria, Italy

Children: Angelina; Augustina; Genovessa

Grandparents:

Husband: Filippo (Philip) Scordino

Born: 10 April, 1883 in Bianco Nuovo, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Married: 02 July, 1905 in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Bianco, Calabria, Italy

Died: august 5, 1972 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Wife: Virginia Raschilla

Born: 20 September, 1883 in Bianco Nuovo, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Died: 22 July, 1969 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Children of Filippo (Philip) and Virginia Scordino:

(1) Umberto (Albert) Scordino

Born: 24 January, 1908 in Bianco, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Died: 06 September, 2003 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Married to Josephine Iannizzi on 11November, 1933, in Thorold, Ontario

Children of Albert and Josephine Scordino:

Virginia, married to John Parisi, and have 2 sons: Michael Anthony and Paul Francis.

Fred, married to Brenda McKay, and have 3 children: David, Michelle, and Dale.

Albert, married to Carlotta Osborne, and have 4 sons: John, James, Joseph and

Christopher.

Phillip, who died at the very young age of 4 months.

(2) Francesco (Frank) A. Scordino

Born: 10 April, 1910 in Bianco, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Died: 09 September, 2006 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Married to Raffaela Iannizzi on 02May, 1936 in Thorold, Ontario

Children of Frank and Rae Scordino:

Philip, married to Marlene Brown, and have 3 children: Catherine Marlene,

Daniel Philip and Anne Marie.

Fred, married to Flora Vadacchino, and have 3 sons: Frank, Paul, and Marc.

Frances, married to Dave Saxby, and have 2 daughters: Karen and Kelly.


(3) Michael (Mike) Scordino

Born: 21 October, 1913 in Bianco, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Died: 01 June, 2001 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Married to Annunziata Mary Trapasso on 28 October, 1939 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Children of Mike and Mary Scordino:

Phillip, married to Katherine Szucs, and have 2 children: Lisa Marie and Philip

Steven.

Samuel; single.

Michael, married to Carole Woods and have a daughter: Cheryl.

Carmen, married to Gina Paone, and have 2 sons: Michael Ralph and Carmen Jr.

Nancy Marie, (Divorced) has 2 sons: Michael Joseph and James Anthony.

4) (Janet) Josephine Marie Antoinette Scordino

Born: 05 October, 1922 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Married to Ernest (Ernie) Fusco on 09August, 1947 in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Children of Ernie and Janet Fusco:

Ernie Jr., was married to Diane Murray (now divorced) and have 2 children: Heather

and Stephen; Ernie Jr. is now married to Liz O’Laughlin, and have 2 daughters: Haley

and Lindsay.

James Vincent, married to Cathy Harvey, and have 3 sons: Christopher, Brett and

Mark.

Tommy, married to Julie Killam, and have 2 children: Holly Christina, and Troy.

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