Valentino Cesidio De Vito

Nov 25, 2015 613

"Valentino Cesidio De Vito, 86, patriarch of the De Vito family in America, died on Nov. 16, 2015, at the home he and our mother made for us." Valentino sacrificed beyond measure to ensure a better life for his family, and to provide his children with all the opportunities in life that he was denied. 

Born on Valentine's Day in the tiny village of Bugnara, Provincia d'LAquila, Abruzzo, Italy, to loving parents Francesca Pasquale and Ludovico De Vito. Valentino's early life was marked by the poverty of the Great Depression and then, the horrors of World War II. During the war, he experienced hunger, fear, and when his village was occupied by the Nazis, forced labor, violence, and deprivation.

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