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Carl Corry | Yes, we’re related to him, too
Carl Corry is a journalism instructor at Suffolk County Community College and freelance journalist who has held leading roles at Newsday, News 12 and Long Island Business News.
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Yes, we’re related to him, too

After Graziela gave us all the time she had available, she brought us up to meet the mayor, Maurizio Lijoi.

Maurizio took one look at the family tree and said, “I think we’re related.” Of course we are, I thought. mayor.jpg

At first, I thought we might be connected through Nanny’s paternal grandmother, Maria Vittoria Lijoi, who I learned was born in 1864.

Instead, Maurizio said he thought it was through Nanny’s maternal grandmother, Caterina Armogida.

Dropping whatever he was working on, the mayor led Uncle Al and I back downstairs into the archive room and immediately began rifling through many of the same books we saw earlier, finding a connection, then moving on to another book.

Graziela told us the records dated back to 1865, but the mayor had a secret stash dating back several years earlier. That’s where he found it. As far as I can tell from his handwriting, I think his great grandfather, Francesco Armogida, was Caterina’s brother. That connection dates back to the mid 1800s.

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