Mario Potorti - About 1940
Photo of Carl Potorti - about 1932 or 33. Looks like early June in either
Photo of (left to right) Rita Potorti (child); Viola Potorti; Florence Potorti (center); Rose Marie Potorti (child) and Dominick Potorti.
Dominick & Viola had 3 daughters: Rose Marie, Rita & Dolores
Dominick always had a nice car.
Photo was taken September 17, 1944 - Looks like a relative's farm in Berlin, New Jersey
Potorti Family at home in Philadelphia-about 1943
Here I am with grandmother, Maria Rosa ~ March 30, 1947. Notice the beautiful crochet work of the doily. Although she used only two stiches - single and double crochet, she was able to develop lovely creations. This skill was handed down through generations of family.
Carl Potorti & future wife, Florence in 1944. They met at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and were married 54 years until Carl's death in 1999. Besides me, there are are two brothers: Carl Allen, born 1953 and Robert, born 1960.
Preserved furniture - Purchased in 1932 for the Potorti home at 2325 South 10th Street, Philadelphia.
This appears to be a photo taken at Easter...notice the coursages and springtime scenery.
Top row-Viola Potorti, Carl Potorti, Florence Potorti
Bottom row-Rose Marie Potorti, Rita Potorti
Dominick & Viola Potorti on vacation-Italy, 1970
Photo on left is Louis Pinto, 4th son of Antonio (Tony) Pinto and his wife Catharina; nephew of Maria Rosa and Mario Potorti. Louie served his entire WWII tour in the European Theater and participated in the Battle of Normandy.