Hi! My name is DeAnn deGregory-Smith. My maiden name is Degregory (Degregorio). My Grandfather on my Father's side was Guisspeppe DeGregorio from Lercara Freddi Sicily was born born December 05, 1912.
My Great Grandfather was Nicola DeGregorio. He was born Unknown in Lercara Freddi Sicily Italy, and died Unknown in Pearl River NY Rockland County. He married Martha Guarneiri Unknown in Sicily Italy.
My Grandfather and his mother departed Italy from the port of Palermo on October 30, 1926 aboard the ship "Guiseppi Verdi" and sailed for The USA arriving at Ellis Island. My Grandpa Joe was thirteen years old at this time.
His Father Nicola and older brother Francesco "Frank" arrived the USA prior to Joe and his Mother. Sailing with them was Joe's older sister Mary , her husband Melchiore "Joe" Gallina, Joe and Mary's daughter Santina also accompanied them .
My Grandpa Joe became a US citizen on May 16, 1936 in the Supreme Court of Rockland Couty, New City, New York.
My Grandpa Joe met Angela Noto ( my Grandmother) who was born in passaic NJ the second daughter of Francesco (Frank) and Carmella Noto. After they married they movied to Pearl River, New York and settling down.
My Grandmother had a sister named Anna. My great Aunt Anna was born Abt. 1909 in Palermo Sicily, Italy, and died 1987 in Bergen Pines Nursing home, Paramus NJ. She was married to Joseph Brucato New Jersey. They together had 5 children:
Ralph Brucato, born Abt. 1936 in New Jersey.
Frank Brucato, born Abt. 1938 in New Jersey; died Abt. 1973 in New York.
Vincent Brucato, born April 1940 in New Jersey. He met and married Judith Abt. 1964 in New Jersey.
Lucielle Brucato, born Abt. 1942 in New Jersey.
Joseph Brucato, born 1943 in New Jersey.
My Grandpa Joe; which is what he prefered to be called in America had changed his last name from degregorio to deGregory in an effort to become more "Americanized" from what i was told. I don't know if we have any of the same relation or not but I thought it was worth passing on to you.