Posted by Stephen Vizzini on 31 JAN 2011 21:50:42
Yes, "Zeke" Bonura is Usticesi, but he was more Contessa. He is my 2nd cousin once removed. His Father was Giovanni (John) b. 1884 Contessa. His mother was Rosa Amato b. 1888 New Orleans. Domenico Amato b. 1857 Contessa and Mary Tarantino b. 1867 New Orleans. Mary Tarantino's parents were Nicolo Tarantino origins unknown and Rosa Manfré b. 1843 Ustica. So yes, if you count his maternal great grandmother (and I do), he is Usticesi.