Talk:James V. Taurasi

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It's even odder: his wife's legal given name appears to have been Carmella (with two Ls), because according to the grave locator, Carmella Taurasi was interred July 25, 1988 in Section 022, Row F, Grave 115, and James V. Taurasu (sic) was interred April 15, 1991, also in in Section 022, Row F, Grave 115. And the 1950 census does show that his wife's name was Carmella. According to SSDI, that Carmella was born 18 July 1920, and the census says she was born in New York.

There are birth records for exactly that date in New York State for Carmella Palma (Queens), Carmella Arala (Huntington), and Carmelina Bracciale (Utica), none of which I've found a conflicting death date for yet. But at least that narrows it down a bit...


Carmella Di Palma married James V Taurasi.jpg

Bee Ostrowsky (talk) 08:16, 27 April 2023 (PDT)

Wait, his sister and his wife were both Carmella “Millie”? And Sykora’s sister and wife were both Frances? It beggars belief!
—Leah Zeldes Smith (talk) 08:40, 27 April 2023 (PDT)
And they were both younger sisters. Gives me the wig.
Bee Ostrowsky (talk) 13:04, 27 April 2023 (PDT)
It might be well to double check the record for Millie Taurasi, the sister, to be sure they haven’t been conflated somehow. It appears to have been a surprisingly common name.
—Leah Zeldes Smith (talk) 01:36, 28 April 2023 (PDT)
Good idea! The NYC birth index says Carmela Taurassi (sic) was born 2 October 1924 in Queens. The sister's NUMIDENT file says Carmela Mildred Taurasi (2 October 1924 – 4 September 2002) was known as Carmela Mildred Taurasi in an application dated June 1941. And her brother didn't marry Carmella Di Palma (18 July 1920 – 21 July 1988) until 27 September 1943. So I think that double-checks out.
Bee Ostrowsky (talk) 11:09, 28 April 2023 (PDT)