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Josephine (Maria Giuseppa) Messina

Josephine (Maria Giuseppa) Messina

Female 1905 - 1980  (74 years)

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  • Name Josephine (Maria Giuseppa) Messina 
    Born 2 Dec 1905  New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Got a copy of the original Return of a Birth for Maria Giuseppa Messina of 43 Greene St. of New Haven born 2 Dic 1905, girl, born to Pasquale Messina born in Italy, labor, 27 yrs. old & Cristina Mascola born in Italy(?) 19 yrs. old, reported by Cristina Sangiovanni on 4 Jan 1906.
      Copy of Birth Record No. 397 from New Haven, CT shows that Josephine was born 'Maria Giuseppa Messina' at 43 Greene St., New Haven, CT on 2 Dec 1905, female, she was the 1st child born to Pasquale Messina, 27, born in Italy, laborer & Cristina Mascola, 19, born in New Haven; Cristina Sangiovanni reported the birth, attested to by Robert E. Lee 20 May 1910.
      A copy of her birth certificate was translated into Italian by the Robert E. Lee Ufficiale di Stato Civile Dato in New Haven, Conn. on 20 Maggio 1910 stamped by the Consulate D'Italia in New Haven, Conn.
      On the ship's manifest for the SS 'Duca di Genova' arriving in New York City on Sept 14, 1910 with Cristina Messina & daughters Giuseppa & Emelia with her has a hand-written note above Cristina's line of information stating that Birth Cert. no. 396 John Rowland, MD New Haven, Conn. May 20, 1910.!! Don't know yet what this means but it could be that the fact that Cristina Mascola's place of birth on the original birth record for Giuseppa showed Italy & the copy dated May 20, 1910 showed she was born in New Haven may have been required by Ellis Island to allow them back in or the Italian port to let them leave.
    1905 Dec 2 Record of a Birth from New Haven, CT for Josephine Messina
    1905 Dec 2 Record of a Birth from New Haven, CT for Josephine Messina
    1905 Dec 2 Record of a Birth for Josephine Messina (translated into Italian by the Sons of Italy organization in New Haven, CT)
    1905 Dec 2 Record of a Birth for Josephine Messina (translated into Italian by the Sons of Italy organization in New Haven, CT)
    1905 Dec 2 return of a birth for Maria Giuseppa Messina from New Haven, CT (original copy)
    1905 Dec 2 return of a birth for Maria Giuseppa Messina from New Haven, CT (original copy)
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Josephine Attard 
    Baptism 14 Dec 1905  St. Michael's Church, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Her baptismal record from St. Michael's Church New Haven, CT shows her as Josephinam, born Dec. 2, 1905, baptised Dec. 14, 1905; father Paschale Messina from Acerra (Caserta), mother Christina Mascolo from Agerola (Napoli); her godparents were Jacob DeFelice & Assumpta Ronomo??
    1905 Dec 14 Baptismal record from St. Michael's Church, New Haven, CT for Josephine Messina
    1905 Dec 14 Baptismal record from St. Michael's Church, New Haven, CT for Josephine Messina
    Josephinam, born Dec. 2, 1905, baptised Dec. 14, 1905; father Paschale Messina from Acerra (Caserta), mother Christina Mascolo from Agerola (Napoli); her godparents were Jacob DeFelice & Assumpta Ronomo??
    Immigration 14 Sep 1910  SS 'Duca di Genova' Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Josephine returned from a trip to Acerra, Italy with her mother on Sept. 14, 1910 on the SS 'Duca di Genova', she is listed as Giuseppa Messina, 4 yrs. old.
      On the 1910 census, Josephine is not listed since she was in Italy.
    1910 Sep 14 SS 'Duca di Genova' Cristina Messina, with daughters Giuseppa & Emilia pg.1
    1910 Sep 14 SS 'Duca di Genova' Cristina Messina, with daughters Giuseppa & Emilia pg.1
    1910 Sep 14 SS 'Duca di Genova' Cristina Messina, with daughters Giuseppa & Emilia pg.2
    1910 Sep 14 SS 'Duca di Genova' Cristina Messina, with daughters Giuseppa & Emilia pg.2
    Census 1920  East Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the 1920 census, Josephine is listed as 14 yrs. old, in school, could read & write.
    1920 Census East Haven, CT for Pasquale Messina & wife Christine & children Josephine 14, Amelia 11, Eleanor 8, Frank 6, Anna 3-9/12, Mary 2-2/12 & John 1/12 yrs. old
    1920 Census East Haven, CT for Pasquale Messina & wife Christine & children Josephine 14, Amelia 11, Eleanor 8, Frank 6, Anna 3-9/12, Mary 2-2/12 & John 1/12 yrs. old
    Census 1930  West Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the 1930 census, Josephine is listed with her husband Frank Attard, as a daughter-in-law living with his parents, at 25 yrs. old, married at 19, a laborer at rubber works.
    1930 Census West Haven, CT for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina, living with Frank's family
    1930 Census West Haven, CT for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina, living with Frank's family
    Census 1940  West Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On the 1940 census, Josephine is listed as the wife of Frank P. Attard at 32 yrs. old, 8 yrs. old school, with her son Salvatore & daughter Christine.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Died 1 Jun 1980  Hospital of St. Raphael's, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: cardiac arrest 
    • Got a copy of the Certificate of Death for Josephine Attard died June 1, 1980 at 74 yrs. old, born Dec. 2 1905 in East Haven, CT, widow of Frank Attard, residence was Florida, Broward county, Pembroke Pines, 640 SW 68th Blvd.; daughter of Pasquale Messina & Christine Mascola, informant was Mr. Salvatore Attard; entombment was on Jun 4, 1980 in Hollywood Mem. Gardens, Hollywood, FL
    1980 Josephine (Messina) Attard Certificate of Death from New Haven, CT
    1980 Josephine (Messina) Attard Certificate of Death from New Haven, CT
    Obituary 2 Jun 1980  New Haven Journal Courier, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Her obit from the Journal Courier, New Haven, CT says she died on Jun. 1, 1980 as Josephine Messina Attard, wife of the late Frank Attard, mother of Mrs. Michael (Jackie) Mauriello, Mrs. Christine Campbell, & Salvatore Attard; brother (should be sister!) of Mrs. James (Eleonore Cospanzo (should be Costanzo), Mrs. Jessie (Ann) Lozier, Mrs. Millie Cavallaro, Mrs. Frank (Marie) Canna, John Messina, Fred Messina & the late Frank Messina, former Mayor of East Haven, CT; she also had 8 grandchildren & many nieces & nephews; her wake was at D'Onofrio Funeral Home on Chapel St. NH on Mon. Jun 2, a funeral mass was held on Tues. Jun 3rd at St. Brendan's Church & then she was sent to Hollywood, FL to be entombed at the Hollywood Memorial Gardens.
    1980 Jun 2 obituary for Josephine Messina Attard from the New Haven Register, CT
    1980 Jun 2 obituary for Josephine Messina Attard from the New Haven Register, CT
    Buried 4 Jun 1980  Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens Home, Hollywood, FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • She is buried in the East Cemetery at Fred Hunter's Memorial Gardens in the White Gables section, E unit1A, 45TB in Hollywood, FL
      (Location information received from the Memorial Gardens)
      Got a cemetery picture from her daughter Chris Ladrie.
    Burial vault for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina from Fred Hunter's Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, FL
    Burial vault for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina from Fred Hunter's Memorial Gardens, Hollywood, FL
    Person ID I0124  Levesque_Lozier_Mascola_Messina
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2016 

    Father Pasquale Bernardo Messina,   b. 19 Dec 1876, Acerra, Campania, Naples, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1949, Elm Convalescent Hospital, West Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Christine Mascolo,   b. 9 Mar 1887, New Haven, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1955, Hospital of St. Raphael's, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1904  St. Anthony's Church, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frank Paul Attard,   b. 8 Aug 1897, Porto Empedocle, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1974, Community Hospital of South Broward, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1929  St. Vincent de Paul Church, East Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage License from East Haven, CT shows Frank Attard's age as 31, residence as West Haven, occupation as Electrician, birth place as Switzerland, parents as Salvatore Attard & Josephine D'Ambra; shows Josephine Messina's age as 23, residence as 239 Dodge Ave East Haven, occupation as Collector, birthplace as New Haven, CT, parents as Pasquale Messina & Christina Mascola, signed by both parties, married on 2nd September 1929 by clergyman, New Haven.
      Got a copy of the marriage record for Franciscus Attard of New Haven son of Salvator & Josephine Dombra and Josephina Messina of East Haven daughter of Pasquale & Christina Mascola married on 2 Sept 1929, sponsors were Felix Billavia & Maria DeAruma; shows that Frank was baptized in Girgenti, Sicilia and Josephina was baptized in St. Michael's NH on 12/14/1905.
      (from Archdiocese of Hartford for St. Vincent de Paul East Haven, CT, #11)
      Wedding picture from Christine is a 4 x 6 b&w photo, not very clear, showing Pasquale Messina (father of bride), Frank Attard (groom), Josephine Messina (bride), Felix Billavia (bestman), Maria DeAruma (maid of honor), John Messina (brother of bride), and two young girls not yet identified. I asked Chris for a better copy but she said that was the best she could do.
    1929 Sep 2 Wedding Picture of Josephine Messina & Frank Attard
    1929 Sep 2 Wedding Picture of Josephine Messina & Frank Attard
    taken in East Haven, CT - whole wedding party - Pasquale Messina, father of bride, groom & bride, Felix Billavia (bestman), Maria DeAruma (maid of honor), John Messina (brother of bride), and two young girls not yet identified.
    1929 Engagement Picture of Josephine Messina & Frank Attard
    1929 Engagement Picture of Josephine Messina & Frank Attard
    1929 Sep 2 Marriage License from East Haven, CT for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina
    1929 Sep 2 Marriage License from East Haven, CT for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina
    1929 Sep 2 Certificate of Marriage from St. Vincent de Paul, East Haven, Ct for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina
    1929 Sep 2 Certificate of Marriage from St. Vincent de Paul, East Haven, Ct for Frank Attard & Josephine Messina
    1929 Sep 2 church marriage record for Franciscus Attard & Josephina Messina from St. Vincent de Paul Church, East Haven, CT
    1929 Sep 2 church marriage record for Franciscus Attard & Josephina Messina from St. Vincent de Paul Church, East Haven, CT
    Children 
    +1. S.F. Attard
    +2. C.A. Attard
    +3. J.R. Attard
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1905 - New Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 14 Dec 1905 - St. Michael's Church, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - East Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Sep 1929 - St. Vincent de Paul Church, East Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - West Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - West Haven, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cardiac arrest - 1 Jun 1980 - Hospital of St. Raphael's, New Haven, CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Jun 1980 - Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens Home, Hollywood, FL Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1907 Josephine Messina and Millie Mascola
    1907 Josephine Messina and Millie Mascola
    This picture was found in a collage in Josephine Messina's daughter's possession. In 1907, Josephine, 2 yrs. old, lived at 64 James St. with her parents; Millie, 4 months younger than Josephine, also lived at 64 James St. with her parents; I believe this picture was taken for the Christmas holidays in 1907. Josephine was Millie's maid of honor in 1926.
    1928 Family Photo of Pasquale & Christine Messina with their 8 children, Josephine, Amelia, Elenor, Frank, Anna, Marie, John & Constantine
    1928 Family Photo of Pasquale & Christine Messina with their 8 children, Josephine, Amelia, Elenor, Frank, Anna, Marie, John & Constantine
    I'm guessing that this picture was taken about 1928 just by looking at the ages of the children; Amelia got married in Nov. 1928 so I think this may have been a family picture taken before that wedding. My cousin Rita (Messina) Njagorski gave me this photo in 2007 that I had never seen. I am forever grateful.
    Josephine Messina 1929
    Josephine Messina 1929
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Marriages
    1926 Jan 11 Wedding Picture from John DeNegre & Amelia Mascola's wedding - Josephine Messina
    1926 Jan 11 Wedding Picture from John DeNegre & Amelia Mascola's wedding - Josephine Messina