Friends of the Andrea Doria Newsletter
Vol. 2 Issue 3 Monday, January 26th, 2004
Here I am with another issue of the Newsletter. I'm reviewing some very OLD email so don't be surprised if you a message from me looking for information.
Some technical information for you to consider. My Internet Service Provider will stop allowing me to reach my mail server mail.andreadoria.org on January 27th, they want to reduce SPAM. So I am forced to use their mail server for outgoing mail, it should be transparent to you, however you techie types should be aware of it. My return address will remain the same (email@example.com) but the internet header will be from firstname.lastname@example.org. You don't usually don't see the internet header.
Susan Lacapra has contacted me to tell us that her mother Maria Chiradia-Garzone and her Aunt Eufemia Chiaradia are living in the US. Maria was on her way to the US after being married in Italy. She was traveling with her sister. She is now 69 years old and would like to attend the next reunion.
George A. Boswell is a survivor of the collision, but not from the Andrea Doria, he was on the Stockholm. His grandson Albert writes that George will be 102 Years old this summer and he lives in the US. Seems to me he may be the oldest living survivor of the collision.
John Vali and Melania Ansuini were married 8 months after the collision. John jumped into the ocean to save Melania's life. They had two daughters, Doria and Dina. Dina has contacted me about her parents and I hope to get some more information about them.
Captain Raffaele Minotauro informs us that his father, Gaetano Minotauro passed away in September 2003 at the age of 80. Gaetano was a tourist class waiter on the Andrea Doria.
Mario Morrone tells me that his father, Giovanni Morrone, passed away last year. However his mother is 77 years old and in very good health. God Bless her.
Andrea Doria crewman, Luigi D'Urzo, is currently living in Italy in Torre del Greco. Torre del Greco is near Naples and for centuries provided seafarers for the nation.
Sometimes things happen that floor me. I received a call from Alvin Moscow, author of the book "Collision Course". He informs me that Lyons Press will print a new edition of the book that will contains some updated information that he is writing. I'll give you more details as I get them. Ok, so who is going to make the movie?
Looks like the web site made into a newspaper in Ohio. Sergio Pavone passed this link to me. http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/news/stories/20031107/localnews/597416.html
From the editor:
Paul Deluca came to the US around 1954 as a child. He is looking for a copy of the Passenger List booklet that lists his family. The names are: Loreta, Antonio (Anthony), Paolo (Paul), Philomena, Maria. If you have the booklet, please contact him at email@example.com.
It is with heavy heart, I announce the passing of my
mother, Giovanna (Joanne) Chiappone (nee Corosu), one of the Andrea Doria
Giovanna "Joanne" Chiappone (nee Corosu) Of Buffalo, NY, entered into rest January 11, 2004, beloved wife of the late Angelo Chiappone; devoted mother of Joe (Linda) Chiappone of Wheatfield, Lia (Don) DePerro of Dublin, OH and Anthony (Donna) Chiappone of Creedmoor, NC; cherished grandmother of Adam, Amanda, Michael DePerro, Anthony and Dominick Chiappone; loving daughter of the late Giovanni and Rosalia (nee Usai) Corosu; dear sister of Ignazia (late Gino) Sabatini of Tuscany, Italy, Paolina Corosu of Ozieri, Sardinia and the late Guiliana (late John) Lullia, Petronilla, Andrea, and Antonio Corosu; dear sister-in-law and best friend of Isa (late Salvatore) Chiappone; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Chiappone was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society at Annunciation Church. Entombment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Published in the Buffalo News from 1/13/2004 - 1/14/2004.
I am seeking information for a book that I am writing about the Doria. This historical fiction is geared towards the young adult reader. In my work as an educator, I find that most students (and adults) have never heard of this great ship and think the only ship that ever sank is the Titanic. I feel there will be a greater appreciation for the Doria was we approach the fiftieth anniversary of her sinking and the recent launch of the QM2.
I need a first hand account of daily life aboard the Doria from passengers' and crew' point of view. I particularly want to hear from anyone who traveled on this ship as a young adult - especially anyone who was on the Doria's last voyage, July 1956.
What procedures did you go through when boarding the ship? Where did you board? Describe the port. What types of food were served at meals? Describe a typical meal? What artwork do you recall seeing? Did you visit the dog kennel? What were they like? Describe your cabin in detail? Colors ? Carpet? Furniture? How did the crew respond to you? What did you do for entertainment? What was popular? Was there a lifeboat drill? And if so, how was it conducted?
If your were aboard Doria's last voyage. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Grazie mille, Sandra Nazlian Gavette firstname.lastname@example.org (Editor's Note: Here is you chance to document what ship life was like aboard the Andrea Doria and the other ships of the Italian Line)
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