Celentano Family
Genealogy Web Page

Santo & Nunziata Celentano
From Catona, Calabria, Italy

Prepared By
Great-grandson Joseph Thomas Celentano


In Memory Of Their Grandson, My Father, Giuseppi Celentano, 1904-1982

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The Celentano Family (from the region of Catona, Calabria, Italy) Genealogy Web Page, prepared by Joseph Thomas Celentano, (born in 1940 at San Pedro, California, USA) is continually being modified, updated and corrected. This is only one branch of a limb from the huge Celentano Family tree. Any information that can be contributed will be gratefully appreciated. Most of the information is passed down by word of mouth and is best recollection. Much early info (1800's) comes from original documents. More discriptive family info, such as pictures, will follow as time permits. Read carefully and analyze the below information and if you think there may be a family relationship here (or even if there isn't), please send an E-mail in English to Joe Celentano at JosephCelentano@FrontierNet.net.

NOTE: This web site has been very successful. I have located direct blood relations as a result of other Celentano's finding this web site.This web site has been here since March 1997.
(This page is specifically designed without graphics so you can print it.)

( I have no information prior to early 1800's )

SANTO CELENTANO (my great-grandfather)
born in Catona, Calabria, IT
birth (early 1800'S) ??/??/18??, death (mid to late 1800's) ??/??/18??
Santo Celentano's occupation was a fisherman.
married in Catona, Calabria, IT ??/??/18?? to:

born in Napoli, Campania, IT
birth ??/??/18??, death ??/??/18??
children; Tomaso 1865-1944 (my grandfather), Giuseppi 1871-1948 (or 1951), Pasquale 1880-1951, Raffaele, Carmela, Thresa, Josephine (aka: Bepina).

Pasquale married Carmela Delmastro, Tomaso married Concetta Sciliberto, Giuseppi married Nancy Foti, Rafael married Fortunata (?), and Josephine married Joseph Carita. These siblings went to the United States. Sisters Camille Celentano and Theresa Celentano remained in Italy and it is unknown if they ever married.

I have some notes that mention Camille Celentano married and had a child named ANGELO. Angelo's daughter married and moved to Hollywood, California. No further information.

As you can see, it can get complicated, and memories fade with time. I placed this information here with the idea that if someone sees or recognizes their name or maybe their cousins, aunts or uncles name, then we all may be distantly related.

There is no established connection or relation to the Celentano Foods Family in Verona, NJ, nor Adriano Celentano , the Italian singer and actor.

(revised March 4, 2004)

(Information contributed by Paul Joseph Celentano Jr. A special thanks to Mrs Susanne Celentano Gainer, who made a trip with her husband Richard from New York to San Francisco California (in July 2000) to meet with me and exchange family history information.)

Additional thanks to Paul Joseph Celentano Jr, who made a trip with his wife Meredith from New York to San Francisco California (in October 2002) to meet with me and exchange additional family information.)

Giuseppi Celentano born in Catona, Calabria, on 9/30/1871, immigrated to New York in 1920 (Ellis Island), naturalized ????, died 1951 at age 80. Giuseppi was a merchant seaman from Calabria who settled in Brooklyn in the early 1900's. (His death was due to injuries received as he was struck by an automobile on a rainy day in downtown Brooklyn.)

Married to Nancy Foti in ????, possibly on a ship by the ship's Captain, she was born in ????, at ????, and died in ????.
    Nancy Foti parents were ??????

Children of Giuseppi and Nancy:
Santo: born 1900 (?), died 1960 (?) at age 60 (?).
Thresa (Tessie): born 1903, died 1991, at age 88 (Place of birth: Buenos Aires)
Frank: born 1913, died 1985 at age 71.
Paul: born ????, died ????, at age 22 (?) (never married) of TB.

Continuing.... with Giuseppi and Nancy's children's spouses and their children...

Santo (dec) married Angelina (?) (dec); no children.
Thresa (dec) married #1 (????) Alene; children...Marie.
Thresa (dec) married #2 (????) (dec); children...Ester.
Frank (dec) married Mary Canata; children....Nancy, Paul, Rosario James, Joseph Thomas

Nancy married #1 Frank Pelliccia; children...Frank (Pelliccia) Celentano.
Frank (Pelliccia) Celentano married Dorothy Bevilaqua.
Nancy married #2 Dennis Souky; children...Dennis.

Paul Joseph (Sr) married Antoinette Graci; children...Paul Joseph Jr, Michael.
Paul Joseph Jr married Meredith Howard.
Michael married Nancy Terlato.

Rosario James married Mary Castronovo; children...Susanne Elizabeth, Anthony James, James Christopher.
Susanne Elizabeth married Richard Dennis Gainer.
Anthony James......
James Christopher......

Joseph Thomas......

More information regarding the Giuseppi Celentano family in New York will be added as it becomes available.

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"O Sole Mio"