Marchese Christmas Party!

On December 15th, 2001, we had a Marchese Christmas Party at our house. There were around 50 in attendance ( half of them children, hard to count). We had Italian Buffet, a Buono Natale cake, lots of visiting and a song fest. Uncle Victor sang "O Sole Mio" grandaughter Katharine sang Silent Night, and then all sang some Christmas Carols. I got to play the piano and gave a narration about the history of the Marchese Family. I had just received from Palermo the death certificate of Giovanni Marchese, the brother of grandfather Mario. This would of been my father John's namesake.Giovanni died in 1897, in Palermo.None of the living Marchese's in San Diego knew that this person existed. I got the clue from a source in San Jose, a grandson of Giovanni.Aunt Josephine, Uncle Victor and Uncle Mario were at the party, and the offspring from their families plus the deceased peers, Rose and John's offspring. BY MARLENE ROBERSHAW

Victor Marchese sing “O Solo Mia” & Marlene playing the piano !

“ In the Kitchen”

Josephine Marchese Brown, her daughter Yvonne, with her son Joe, and daughter Stephanie,Husband Roger and their children !

Yvonne Jenkins daughter of Josephine Marchese Brown.

Josephine visting with Valerie Sundberg daughter of Marlene!

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Cousins, Marla, Stephanie & Linda