Antonio & Maria Giovanna Gambatese Family, Cleveland, OH USA

Matrice Tavern, Compobasso, Italy

Matrice Tavern, Compobasso, Italy
Est. 1870, photo taken 1972

Antonio and Maria Giovanna Gambatese Family

Welcome to our family's web site created April 25, 2008. This site is a work in progress. I hope to have the time in the near future to upload more information and photo's.

In the meantime, feel free to send as many electronic family photo's so they could be posted. Be sure to include the names, dates and occassion if applicable.

Cousin Carm

Antonio Gambatese in full regalia ~1896

Antonio Gambatese in full regalia ~1896
Kings Calvary Amy serving in the "Bersagliere"

Grandma Gambatese ~1941

Grandma Gambatese ~1941
Maria Giovanna

The Five Gambatese Brothers ~1919

The Five Gambatese Brothers ~1919
(L-R 1st row) Michael, Domenico (R-L 2nd row) Joseph, Nicole, Antonio (Grandpa)

Antonio Gambatese 1919

Antonio Gambatese 1919
Born March 6, 1881, Married March 6, 1904 , Died March 29, 1920

Maria Giovanna Gambatese 1919

Maria Giovanna Gambatese 1919
Born August 25, 1879, Married March 6, 1904, Died March 14, 1954

Antonio and Maria Giovanna Gambatese Family 1919

Antonio and Maria Giovanna Gambatese Family 1919
(L-R) Christine, Antonio, Joseph, Maria Giovanna, Mary Assunta (on lap) Assunta (Sue), Josephine (Jay), and Augustine (Gus)

Siblings and their spouses

Siblings and their spouses

Grandma Gambatese ~1953

Grandma Gambatese ~1953
Maria Giovanna

Dinning outdoors ~1940

Dinning outdoors ~1940
(L-R) Uncle Frank, Grandpa DiFilippo (Aunt Lee's Father), Aunt Jay, Aunt Lee, Stella DiFilippo (Aunt Lee's Sister-in law), Carmela DiFilippo (Aunt Lee's Mother), Jerry Gattozzi, Grandma Gambatese, Aunt Sue, Aunt Christine

Stylish Sisters ~1940

Stylish Sisters ~1940
Aunt Christine, Aunt Mary, and Aunt Sue

Uncle Joe ~1940

Uncle Joe ~1940

The family really starts to grow ~1940

The family really starts to grow ~1940
(L-R) Aunt Angie holding Jo Ann, "Big Anthony" behind, Aunt Sue w/Mary Lou, Anita behind, Aunt Lee w/"Little Anthony", Aunt Mary w/Marcia

. . . and continues to grow ~1942

. . . and continues to grow ~1942
(L-R 1st row) Mary Lou Formick, "Little Anthony" Gambatese, Marcia Lavanish. (R-L 2nd row) Aunt Mary, Aunt Lee holding Matthew Gambatese, Uncle Gus, Aunt Sue, Uncle Don

. . .gets even larger 1956

. . .gets even larger 1956
(L-R 1st row) Frank Romonto, Don Romonto, Michael Gambatese, David Bassett, Donna Formick, Joey Gambatese, Gus Gambatese, Jerry Cirino, Angela Gambatese, Emma Cirino, Nicky Cirino, Uncle Fred (R-L 2nd row) Anna Cirino, Julius & Anita Cirino, Aunt Jay, Uncle Joe, Marie Wegas, Marcia Lavanish, unidentified friends

2nd Annual Family Picnic 1958

2nd Annual Family Picnic 1958
(L-R 1st row) Frankie Romonto, Ginna Cirino, Michele Wegas, Michael Cirino, David Bassett., Angela Gambatese, Joy Wegas, Carma Jean (Aunt Angie's Niece), Michael Gambatese, Anna Cirino, Carm Gambatese, Joey Gambatese, Gus Gambatese. (R-L 2nd row) Uncle Don Formick, Aunt Sue Formick, Donna Formick, Jeanette Romonto, Flora Romonto, Aunt Angie Gambatese, Uncle Fred, Marica Lavanish, Mary Jane Gambatese, Anita Cirino, Emma Cirino, Marie Wegas

4th Annual Family Picnic 1960

4th Annual Family Picnic 1960
(L-R) Lucian Cirino, Anita Cirino, Aunt Mary Lavanish, Mary Jane Cirino, Emma Cirino

Cousin Clubs Halloween Party 1967

Cousin Clubs Halloween Party 1967

Celebrating Christines' 50th Wedding Anniversary 1973

Celebrating Christines' 50th Wedding Anniversary 1973
Christine Romonto, Josephine Gattozzi, Joe Gambatese, Gus Gambatese, Sue Formick, and Mary Lavanish

Christmas Lunch 1994

Christmas Lunch 1994
(L-R 1st row) Angela Gaye, Bonnie Gambatese, Aunt Christine Romonto, Mary Lou Frank, Aunt Lee Gambatese, (R-L 2nd row) "Big Anthony" & Judy Gambatese, Jo Ann Gambatese, Jamie Gaye, Theresa Gambatese (L-R 3rd row) Flora Romonto, Carm Gambatese, Aunt Mary Lavanish, Mary Jane Horner, Gus Gambatese, Marcia, Marie Wegas, Donna Horton, Mary Jane & Lucian Cirino

38th Annual Family Picnic 1994

38th Annual Family Picnic 1994
(working on identifying everyone)

Pancake Breakfast Gang 2005

Pancake Breakfast Gang 2005
Cookie Gambatese, Mary Jane Horner, Joe & Marie Wegas, Aunt Mary Lavanish, Joe's sister, Carm Gambatese, Michael Gambatese

54th Annual Family Picnic 2010 Wickliffe, OH

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Gus Gambatese Family 1986

Gus Gambatese Family 1986
(L-R) Carm, Michael, Anthony, Lee, Gus, Bill, Matthew, Mary Jane, and Gus

Augustine Gambatese Family

Augustine (aka Gus) was the fourth child and second Son born to Antonio & Maria Giovanna on July 9, 1911. He meet then married Lillian (Lee) DiFilippo (Born July 2, 1914, Died March 31, 1995) on June 17, 1939 and died January 18, 1992. Gus & Lee had 8 children--five boys and three girls.

Augustine & Lillian Gambatese

Augustine & Lillian Gambatese
June 17, 1939

Gus at the beach

Gus at the beach
~1945

Three to start ~1946

Three to start ~1946
(L-R) Anthony, Mary Jane, Matthew

Celebrating Gus' 40th Wedding Anniversary 1979

Celebrating Gus' 40th Wedding Anniversary 1979
(L-R 1st row) Josephine Gattozzi, Gus Gambatese, Christine Romonto (R-L 2nd row) Sue Formick and Mary Lavanish

First Cousins Chillin' Summer 2009

First Cousins Chillin' Summer 2009
(L-R) Joe Cosner, Jennifer Clemente, Kathleen Parrino, Marcco Gambatese, Gia Sullivan, Dina Cosner Troy Sullivan, Joe Parrino, Matt Gambatese

Christopher Gambatese

Christopher Gambatese
Ireland ~2009

Jason & Kristy (Madrigal) Gambatese

Jason & Kristy (Madrigal) Gambatese
May 30, 2004

Marcco & Kay (Caspio) Gambatese

Marcco & Kay (Caspio) Gambatese
November 29, 1997

Erica and Dante

Erica and Dante
2004

Gia (Gambatese) & Troy Sullivan

Gia (Gambatese) & Troy Sullivan
May 24, 1997

The Sullivan's 2003

The Sullivan's 2003
(L-R top row) Caleb, Parker, Gavin (R-L middle row) Gia, Hannah, Troy, (Center bottom row) Brandi

Dina (Gambatese) & Joe Cosner

Dina (Gambatese) & Joe Cosner
July 1, 2005

Kathleen (Horner) & Joe Parrino

Kathleen (Horner) & Joe Parrino
February 14, 2003

Sophia Rose Parrino

Sophia Rose Parrino
May 2008 "Princess Birthday Party"

Jim & Michelle (Massey) Horner

Jim & Michelle (Massey) Horner
October 2, 1999

Casey James Horner

Casey James Horner
Christmas 2007

Bill Gambatese

Bill Gambatese
~1998

Linda (Geraci) Gambatese

Linda (Geraci) Gambatese
August 2008

Laurie (Pattison) & Jim Kowalski

Laurie (Pattison) & Jim Kowalski
October 22, 1988

Charlie, Kristen, and Alex Kowalski

Charlie, Kristen, and Alex Kowalski
Christmas 2007

Donnie & Andrea (Egeresi) Pattison

Donnie & Andrea (Egeresi) Pattison
May 19, 1999

Evan Pattison

Evan Pattison
Christmas 2007

Jennifer (Gambatese) & Brian Clemente

Jennifer (Gambatese) & Brian Clemente
September 26, 1998

Sammy & Sofia Clemente

Sammy & Sofia Clemente
Christmas 2007

Michael and Gianna (Franzia) Gambatese

Michael and Gianna (Franzia) Gambatese
September 17, 2005

Giada Franzia Gambatese

Giada Franzia Gambatese
Spring 2010

Lucca Franzia Gambatese

Lucca Franzia Gambatese
Spring 2010

Michael and Cookie (Gerbasi) Gambatese

Michael and Cookie (Gerbasi) Gambatese
May 2010

Theresa (Gambatese) and Rick Collelo

Theresa (Gambatese) and Rick Collelo
June 27, 2009

Dominic Collelo

Dominic Collelo
July 2010

Michael & Matt Gambatese

Michael & Matt Gambatese
Great Wall in China July 2010

Gus Gambatese

Gus Gambatese
June 2005

Carm Gambatese

Carm Gambatese
June 2005

About Me

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Hamden Township, OH, United States
I am the youngest granddaughter of Antonio & Maria Giovanna Gambatese and the seventh of Augustine and Lillian's eight children. I was born and raised in Cleveland, OH in a section called Little Italy. I have a strong desire that the generations to come are not only aware that in addition to their honorable and distinguised descent from Antonio and Maria Giovanna, that there is nothing you can not do, or be with the foundation and network of a family like ours.
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