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Christopher

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2006, 05:37:36 PM »
Mageeka, I think Christine Fusco is married into Val's family. I've been attempting to get Val on Messenger but she has not replied .. I've added the query about Christine .. then if she is married to one of Val's family we can ask about the Dublin connection. Angela, Christine's sister, was married to one of my Godmother's sons.

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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2006, 05:50:53 PM »
then if she is married to one of Val's family we can ask about the Dublin connection. Angela, Christine's sister, was married to one of my Godmother's sons
Gee chris
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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2006, 06:01:20 PM »
Mageeka, I have a network of 1500 to 1700 people. I only know the email addresses of under one percent.
A few, I know, are dead. I sat down one afternoon about twelve years ago and wrote the list of the 1500+. Since I've been active on the net I've gained lots more online friends I could add to that list. My interest in Family History and Local History is a great help in meeting people online. I've had the pleasure of meeting
a few of them in person and look forward to meeting lots more of them. 

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2006, 06:43:24 PM »
MAgeeka, the girls were very much "lookers" and I was quite raken by one of them. As I recall, her name was Angela.  Angelo, the youngest son was a good soccer player, and as I recall, he played a couple of seasons for the Whites.

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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2006, 08:49:59 PM »
Satchmo
I too thought she was a cracker
I will check up on Angela, to see what happened to her
Houl on a wee while

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2006, 07:24:47 PM »
Valente`s fish and chip shop has just opened on the Andersonstown Road  almost opposite Fusco`s ice cream parlour.Its getting like little Italy around Casement Park! Heres hoping some hot Italian blood might improve the chances of Antrim`s Gaelic football team-they need it!!

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2006, 10:05:31 PM »

Hi cos
Valente`s fish and chip shop used to be in Cullingtree rd in the fifties and then, there was Raffos in Divis St

Christopher

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2007, 06:51:40 PM »
Also Scapaticci and Meli certainly in later years. 

I don't know if the Caffolas and Capronis had any businesses in Belfast.

It would be interesting to look into that sometime Les. I wonder if there were any articles in the Co. Down papers about the history of either the business of the Caffola family or that of the Caproni family. Ros Davies website contains the name Enrice Caproni and states he was the proprietor of Caproni's Palais de Dane & Miramar Cafe in Seacliff Rd, Bangor in 1925. F. L. Caproni, of Lisburn; appears as a magistrate in 1886. I wonder if he would be related to Enrice.

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2007, 07:06:21 PM »
silvestris..

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2007, 11:59:35 PM »
I went to school with Caproni's kids in Bangor.
They had at least one represented in every class.
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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2007, 08:09:33 AM »
My son was at the A.town leisure centre for a swim yesterday, and went over to Valentes  (used to be the Red Barn) after for a burger and Chips, his friend decided to go a wee bit up the road and got his in Raffos cus they are cheaper but my son said he tasted his mates chips and they werent as nice as the ones out of Valentes  ;D
They must have been good, because everyone loves Raffos grub.

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007, 08:57:13 AM »
collette king cod is even better

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007, 01:20:16 PM »
Hey Colette, give us a chip 8)

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2007, 02:27:53 PM »
Christopher id love a chip havent eaten yet today, but ive a pot of stew made  ;D

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Re: Belfast's Italian Surnames
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2007, 04:27:00 PM »
Ah !!! No thanks Colette