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NOTE: For privacy the living are represented by initials and those born after the 1960's are not listed.~Janice Day Amenta
(I also write under the name: J.D. Holiday)

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AMENTA Tree



Descendants of Carmelo Amenta Abt. 1870



Generation No. 1


CARMELO AMENTA was born Abt. 1870 in Italy. He married CONCETTA VASQUES AMENTA in Italy. She was born Abt. 1870 in Italy.

Children of CARMELO AMENTA and CONCETTA AMENTA are:
GIUSIPPI AMENTA, b. Abt. 1886.
LUCIA AMENTA, b. Abt. 1887.
MARANNA AMENTA, b. Abt. 1888.
SALVATORE AMENTA, b. Abt. 1889.
 SANTO AMENTA, b. Abt. 1890
SEBASTIANA AMENTA, b. Abt. 1891.
ANGELO AMENTA, b. April 1, 1892, Solerino, Sicily, Italy; d. November 18, 1976, North Haledon, NJ.
DOROTHY AMENTA ZAGARI, b. Abt. 1895; d. in Paterson, NJ.

Generation No. 2

ANGELO AMENTA (CARMELO) was born April 1, 1892 in Solerino, Sicily, Italy, and died November 18, 1976 in North Haledon, NJ. He married NUNZITA CANNARELLA AMENTA 1910 in Massachusetts or Johnstown, PA, daughter of JOSEPH CANNARELLA and CARMELLA CANNARELLA. She was born March 25, 1891 in Solerina (or Politzolla), Sicily, Italy, and died January 29, 1955 in Paterson, NJ.

Notes for ANGELO AMENTA:

Angelo Amenta, 1892 with greatgranddaughter,
JA.
Angelo Amenta, born 4/1/1892 in Solerino, Sicily, Italy. He had 4 brothers and 4 sisters. His father was Carmelo who died April 13,1916 at age 60. His mother, Concetta Vasques had to work and raised her children alone. His mother died at age 86 on May 4, 1936.

3 Brothers of Angelo Amenta, 1892, were:

Giusippi Amenta who was a blacksmith.

Santo Amenta who worked in the mines.

Salvatore Amenta who was a barber. Died in 1929. Had 2 daughters, Nunzinta and Concettina who both lived in Hartford, Conn.

Sisters of Angelo Amenta, 1892 were: Marianna, Lucia, Sebastiana and Dorothea. Dorothea had a set of twins and a son named, Patsy.

Angelo came to US at 11 years old. He had no schooling. He worked so he could send money home to his mother. He landed at NY Harborat Ellis Island. He became an Amenican citizen in 1924. He took toys home once and stayed in Italy 1 month.

His father, Carmelo Amenta, 1870, was a contractor in Sicily for the railroad. His mother had a store and also worked in the fields.

Concetta Vasques Amenta, Angelo Amenta's,( 1892 ) mother, had a grandchild who went to Argentina and built a hospital for the poor. His name was, Franciso Vasques.

There are two stories for Angelo Amenta (1892)
Angelo Amenta met Nunziata Cannarella in Lawrence, Mass. ( information told by Angelo Amenta's(1892) 2 daughters: Josephine Amenta Cannarella and Connie Amenta)
OR
Angelo came to the US at age 10 or 11 after being sold by the person or persons who were suppose to care for him after the death of his parents. He stole-away on a ship that landed in Tampa, Fla. He heard there was work in Pennyslvania and traveled there. Lived in Johnstown, Pa. Eventually came to Paterson and worked as a sherpard hearding sheep on Garret Mountain for a while.
He possibly was naturalized in Johnstown, Pa.

Angelo's sister, Dorothy Zagari was born April 28, 1894, died Jan 23, 1963 daughter was Patsy Zagari of Ohio.

Other relatives: Connie Cannarella Diorio/Jenny Murie-Buffalo, NY
(information from Angelo Amenta, 1921)

Notes for NUNZITA CANNARELLA AMENTA:
Nunzita came through Ellis Island and settled in Lawrence, Mass.
 
Nunzita sister, Marian Cannarella, whose son in Carmen Cannarella. Both sister are buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery). Another sister, don't no her name, died in Johnstown, PA. on Wood Street. Angelo and Nunzita lived in Johnstown, Pa for 33 years. Four other sisters stayed in Italy.


Children of ANGELO AMENTA and NUNZITA AMENTA are:
CONSTANCE AMENTA, b. Abt. 1914.
ANGELINA (ANGIE) AMENTA, b. Abt. 1916; d. 1967.
CARMELO AMENTA, b. October 22, 1921, Johnstown, PA.
JOSEPHINE AMENTA, b. Abt. 1924; d. 2003.
 N A K.

DOROTHY AMENTA2 ZAGARI (CARMELO AMENTA) was born Abt. 1895, and died in in Paterson, NJ.
Child of DOROTHY AMENTA ZAGARI is:
 PATSY ZAGARI, b. Abt. 1915.
 
                                Generation No. 3



ANGELINA (ANGIE)3 AMENTA's
Wedding


ANGELINA (ANGIE) AMENTA (ANGELO, CARMELO) was born Abt. 1916, and died 1967.

Child of ANGELINA (ANGIE) AMENTA is:



Eddie and his wife Sherrie
                  














EDWARD JAMES FAY, b. March 24, 1959; who died on May 12, 1987 who died of Lukemia.





 

CARMELO AMENTA (ANGELO, CARMELO1)

CARMELO AMENTA (ANGELO, CARMELO) was born October 22, 1921 in Johnstown, PA. He married CLEMENTINE R FERLA AMENTA October 11, 1947 in Bronx, NY, daughter of SANTO FERLA and MARIE GIARDINA. She was born February 29, 1920 in Janesville, PA. They had two children.




Notes for CARMELO AMENTA:


Called Charlie. Was in the army for 9 years. Serviced in WWII and received (Medals). Bronze Star for 30 days or more straight in combat, the European medal and a good conduct medal.

Notes for CLEMENTINE R FERLA AMENTA:

Clem & Charlie
Clementine was always called, Clem. Clem met Charlie's family at a prisoner of war prison in the US while Clem was visiting a cousin, Angelo Giardina who fought for Italy in the 2nd world war. The Amenta's were visiting a cousin who also was in prison for the same reason. Josephine and Clem became friends and Clem went to their house where she met Charlie. Clem's mother, Marie Giardina b. 4/24/1882 in Syracuse, Italy, died of amenia, May 4, 1927 and is buried in Rose Hill Cematary, Ambler. It was her brother, Angelo Giardina's son, Angelo Giardina who was in a prisoner of war camp in the US.

 JOSEPHINE AMENTA (ANGELO, CARMELO) was born Abt. 1924, and died 2003. She married CARMEN JOSEPH CANNARELLA, son of MARIAN CANNARELLA. He was born June 18, 1926, and died February 19, 1987. They had two children.

 N A K (ANGELO AMENTA, CARMELO). She was married J K. They had one son.

AND, There's This!
Not sure if or how this family connects, BUT they would be before the upon.


Descendants of Nicolø AMENTA

Generation No. 1

1. NICOLØ1 AMENTA1 was born 1784 in Floridia, Siracusa, Italy, and died October 16, 1862 in Floridia, Siracusa, Italy. He married GIUSEPPA GARGANTE1. She was born 1795 in Floridia, Siracusa, Italy, and died June 9, 1837 in Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
 
Children of NICOLØ AMENTA and GIUSEPPA GARGANTE are:
i. CONCETTA2 AMENTA1, b. 1808, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy; d. December 5, 1893, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
ii. ROSARIA AMENTA1, b. 1815, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy; d. November 15, 1882, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
iii. ANTONINO AMENTA1, b. November 29, 1817, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
2. iv. SEBASTIANO AMENTA, b. July 14, 1825, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
v. SANTO AMENTA1, b. July 4, 1828, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
vi. PASQUALE AMENTA1, b. July 4, 1828, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
vii. GAETANO AMENTA1, b. December 10, 1831, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
viii. GIUSEPPA AMENTA1, b. December 10, 1831, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
ix. LUCIA AMENTA1, b. 1835, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
x. CARMELA AMENTA1, b. July 2, 1837, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.

Generation No. 2
2. SEBASTIANO2 AMENTA (NICOLØ1)1 was born July 14, 1825 in Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
Children of SEBASTIANO AMENTA are:
3. i. GIUSEPPA3 AMENTA, b. 1864, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy; d. September 17, 1893, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.
ii. GAETANO AMENTA1, b. 1865, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy; d. November 16, 1893, Floridia, Siracusa, Italy.

Generation No. 3
3. GIUSEPPA3 AMENTA (SEBASTIANO2, NICOLØ1)1 was born 1864 in Floridia, Siracusa, Italy, and died September 17, 1893 in Floridia, Siracusa, Italy. She married PAOLO CIANCI1. He was born in Canicattini Bagni, Siracusa, Sicilia, Italy.
 
Child of GIUSEPPA AMENTA and PAOLO CIANCI is:
i. PAOLO4 CIANCI1, b. 1888, Canicattini Bagni, Siracusa, Sicilia, Italy.





Endnotes

1. Ancestry Family Trees, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members., Ancestry Family Tree.





 

DAY Name Meaning

Day Name Meaning English: from a pet form of David. English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English d?ge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O’Dea). Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Daìdh, a colloquial form of David. Welsh: from Dai, a pet form of the personal name Dafydd, Welsh form of David.

Charlie Amenta with their dog, Suzy, 5th Ave. Paterson

Charlie Amenta with their dog,  Suzy, 5th Ave. Paterson