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GATTO Philomena

GATTO Philomena

Female 1907 - 1992  (85 years)

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  • Name GATTO Philomena  [1
    Born 3 JAN 1907  Old Forge, Lackawanna Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 DEC 1992  Kingston, Luzerne Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 DEC 1992  St. John's Cemetary, Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He arrived in the United States in 1919 with his mother and brother, Sam. They lived in Wyoming PA after joining his father, Antonino who had come here. Moved to Pine Street, Pittston PA.
      He was at a dance on Parsonage Street in Pittston, PA when he met a young woman. She was born in America and referred to him as a ‘greenhorn’, yet dressed in a dapper way (white silk scarves with fringes and spatz). She really had no interest in a Sicilian greenhorn and when he asked her of her name, she replied ‘Mary’ (which was her youngest sister’s name who was only 9 years old). After the dance, he continued to inquire about this ‘Mary Gatto’ from Old Forge, PA and later realized that the young girl’s name was really Philomena. They eventually dated and went together for 3 years. Philomena’s parent’s home on Edith Street in Old Forge, PA was a very old, dilapidated house and Charles would go to visit her but would have to wait for her at the corner of Edith and Mary Street. Finally, one day Philomena’s father told her older brother Patrick to go tell Charles he should come to the house. When Charles entered the front door, he remembers the door falling off the hinges as he did.

      She really didn’t wasn’t thinking about marriage because of all the responsibilities (her mother died when she was 12 and there were 7 other siblings). After her father (he operated a little grocery store on the corner of Mary and Edith Streets in Old Forge PA... he operated where much was purchased ‘on the books’ and this eventually caused the store to close) died, she married a year following on 14 Jun 1931. A year later, their first child, Marian was born.

      At 81 Pine Street, he did shoe repair in the back dining room, a little mom/pop grocery store in the front living room.

      He began working as a machinist helper at the DL&W Railroad, roundhouse in Scranton PA and worked there until he retired around 1969.

      Birth certificate obtained from Montedoro Sicily Municipio -1904, No. 102 - Note age of mother, Marianna Gioia, isdocumented at 21 years.

      Passenger List to Arrival into USA - 6 Oct 1919; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_2685; Line: 17

      Pate' More'
      Borde' Bo - Mantione Clan name

      He would repair the wheels on locomotives since they would often wear from the tracks.

      According to his grandchild, Ross, he ‘ate strange stuff’. He always told the story of when he took Ross to visit his workplace, .. his boss asked him who little Ross liked better, his grandma or his grandpa... Ross told his boss... “I like my grandma better.”

      According to his daughter, Marian, he didn’t participate in a close relationship with his children but was always there for them.

      He loved the Montedoro Society and sharing the afternoon with them when his wife would have dinner ready each and every weekday at 5pm. He made numerous walking trips to the supermarket for his wife, Philomena, often getting reprimanded for not purchasing something that was not told about but should have known and then just returned back to purchase. [2, 3]
    Person ID I5  Mantione Family Tree
    Last Modified 2 MAY 2017 

    Father GATTO Rosario,   b. 26 SEP 1879, Felitto, Salerno, Campania, ITALY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 FEB 1930, Old Forge, Lackawanna Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother PAGNOTTO Angela,   b. 15 APR 1884, Felitto, Salerno, Campania, ITALY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 SEP 1919, Old Forge, Lackawanna Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 19 APR 1903  Old Forge, Lackawanna Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Documents
    Marriage Application for Rosario Gatto and Angelina Pagnotto
    Marriage Application for Rosario Gatto and Angelina Pagnotto
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MANTIONE Calogero,   b. 3 AUG 1904, Montedoro, Caltanisetta, Sicily, ITALY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 JAN 1995, Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 14 JUN 1931  St Mary's Church, Old Forge, Lackawanna Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
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    Charles and Filomena (Gatto) Mantione
    Charles and Filomena (Gatto) Mantione
    Wedding Photo - 1931
    Documents
    Calogero Mantione and Filomena Gatto
    Calogero Mantione and Filomena Gatto
    Marriage Application
    Last Modified 15 JAN 2018 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 JAN 1907 - Old Forge, Lackawanna Co., PA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Filomena Gatto
    Filomena Gatto
    Candid at Backyard Residence
    Filomena Gatto (Mantione)
    Filomena Gatto (Mantione)
    Family Portrait, circa 1991, age 84 years
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    Filomena Mantione (Gatto)
    Filomena Mantione (Gatto)
    Portrait, circa 1981
    Charles and Filomena (Gatto) Mantione
    Charles and Filomena (Gatto) Mantione
    Wedding Photo - 1931
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    Documents
    Calogero Mantione and Filomena Gatto
    Calogero Mantione and Filomena Gatto
    Marriage Application

    Albums
    The GATTO Family
    The GATTO Family (6)
    Images of the GATTOs

  • Sources 
    1. [S1083] BirthCert.

    2. [S299] .

    3. [S286] .

    4. [S281] .