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In Memoriam: Anna Rapagnani, longtime Italian language instructor

By On January 27, 2017

Anna Rapagnani of Brookhaven, Pa., passed away surrounded by her family on Dec. 10. Anna grew up in Citta S. Angelo, Pescara, Italy, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from… Read More

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In Memoriam: Joseph R. Polito

By On August 16, 2016

By Barbara Ann Zippi Lawyer and civic volunteer Joseph R. Polito Jr. of West Chester, often affectionately called “Mr. Chester County” by his friends for his devotion to the community, died on… Read More

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In Memoriam: Francis “Frank” Pileggi

By On August 16, 2016

By Barbara Ann Zippi Ciao Bella Living Italian Style Francis “Frank” Pileggi, 87, a prominent local attorney who was active in Italian community affairs, passed away on May 17. Mr. Pileggi was… Read More

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In Memoriam: Rocco Taraborrelli

By On August 16, 2016

By Barbara Ann Zippi Ciao Bella Living Italian Style Rocco Taraborrelli, 83, of Morton, Pa., business and community leader, passed away recently anticipating his twin grandsons’ high school graduation. Rocco recently called… Read More

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In Memoriam: Russell DeGrassa

By On August 16, 2016

By Barbara Ann Zippi Ciao Bella Living Italian Style Russell “Russ” DeGrassa, a skilled master carpenter who lived in Ridley Park, Pa., and who appeared with his family on an episode of… Read More

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In Memoriam: Sylvia Wolinsky Kauders

By On August 16, 2016

By Barbara Ann Zippi Ciao Bella Living Italian Style Sylvia Wolinsky Kauders, who worked for five Philadelphia mayors and later pursued a successful acting career, passed away on May 5 at age… Read More

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Delaware Butcher Ralph Papa Dies at Age 70

By On May 13, 2015

The Italian-American Herald mourns the passing of Delaware great Ralph Papa, who died March 21 at age 70. A butcher for over 55 years, Papa proudly owned and operated Papa’s Food Market,… Read More