From Sicily, to Omaha, to all over: 105 years of family history come rushing back at long-overdue reunion

Jun 11, 2015 755

By Casey Logan 

In 1910, Antonio and Nunziata Pirruccello emigrated from Sicily. They arrived in Omaha's emergent Little Italy neighborhood, where they started a few businesses, owned a number of properties and raised nine children of various talents.

More than a century later, the offspring of those children, and the one surviving sibling among the original nine, 85-year-old Salvatore Pirruccello, made journeys of their own to Omaha. They traveled from Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine and Canada, brought together by a cultural force greater than themselves.

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