The Italian Trifecta: 3 Cities for 30 Years

The Italian Trifecta: 3 Cities for 30 Years

  My wife, kneeled at the base of the American Immigrant Wall of Honor on Ellis Island and scraped her pencil back and forth furiously before the name began to appear: Ermenegildo Simonetti. This was her grandfather who emigrated from Italy in 1938 to America. My great grandfather, Joseph Dotolo, who I knew as a…