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Dominic (Domenico) Berardi and family

Dominic (Domenico) Berardi and family

Posted: 1285980663000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Berardi, Paselli, Serra

I am descended from:

James Vincent Berardi--aka Vincenzo Berardi--Grandfather, b. 15 Dec 1909 in Des Moines, Iowa, d. 1987. He had 3 siblings (as far as I know):

Josephine Berardi (married Raymond Serra), b. 1912.
Peter Berardi (had a daughter Lucreatia), b. 1914, d. 1987.
Filomina Berardi, b. 1917, d. 1997.

Their parents were:

Dominic (Domenico) Berardi, b. 1876 in the area of Cosenza, Calabria, Italy.
Lucreatia (Lucrezia) Paselli, b. 1885 possibly in Calabria, Italy.

Dominic also possibly had a brother Tony (Antonio) Berardi (married a Francesca), b. 1883 in Italy who also came to Iowa.

It is believed that Dominic and Lucreatia went back to Italy after they had children here. I don't know much more than that. If anyone is related or has information, I'd love to hear from you.

Thank You,

Alexandra Berardi

Re: Dominic (Domenico) Berardi and family

Posted: 1379282322000
Classification: Query
hi Alexandra. I think you might be related to my half brother and half sister. our mother was married to frank berard formerly berardi and then had my sister bette ann berard fleischacker and my brother Michael frank berard. my mother divorced frank I believe around 1941 or so then married my father Robert goff and I was born in 1952.

however grandma berard was still alive when I was little and I do recall visiting her. she did not speak English but loved to pick me up and speak Italian really fast and kiss me all!! she scared me to death but my mother Kathryn masterson berard goff told me that she dearly loved all children.

my brother is 75 years old and we talk once a week. he lives in a different state California. he remembers the grocery store and house where grandma and grandpa berardi lived and worked. it was on the corner of Kirkwood and s. union in des moines, ia.

I know that grandpa berardi was from the area of Calabria Italy and my brother's dad frank berard had several brothers and sisters some of whom I recall were named Josephine Carmen rose louie and Russell brother couldn't remember the others.

do you think this is the same family? my brother said that grandpa berardi died before he was born which was 1938 and he remembers eventually grandma berard moving to another house in back of Lincoln high school by the trolley tracks in des moines. the grocery store is now baratta's restaurant.
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