Descendants pay homage to NYC immigrant

Jul 24, 2013 1275

by Maria Alvarez

Descendants of an Italian immigrant sailed on New York Harbor Saturday to pay homage to Angela Marchisella Maiello, the family matriarch whose 1913 trans-Atlantic voyage from Italy made their American dreams possible.

Maiello's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with great-nieces and -nephews from Long Island, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., Miami and Denver, took her son Vincent Maiello's sailboat to gaze at the Statue of Liberty and salute her "perfect immigrant story," said her granddaughter Lisa Valentine, 48, of Huntington.

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