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(courtesy of Robin Liashek-Delaney)
Ship's register for the SS Conte Rosso which had set sail from Genoa, Italy 10 Sept 1925 and arrived in New York City on 21 Sept 1925.

Aboard  were the Boccafogli family of Cesare (34), Santa (25), Edward (6) and Elenora (4) apparently returning after an extended visit with Cesare's family in San Martino, Italy.  The family had left New York aboard the SS Columbo on 8 July 1922after an extended

Cesare was listed as a naturalized U.S. citizen while the other members of the family had all been born in the U.S.  The family home address was listed as 614 Spruce Street, Boonton New York but the state should have been listed as New Jersey..

Memorial card and Crypt marker for Edward C. Boccafogli and spouse in the Mausoleum at 2-C-E-134, Calvary Cemetery, Paterson (Passaic county), New Jersey.

Edward enlisted in the Army at Newark, NJ on 20 April 1942.  Pvt Boccafogli was transferred from an unknown unit to Company B, 508th PIR  on 2 March 1944.

He made the jump into Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and was wounded in action on 14 June.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart as well as the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device awarded for participation in Normandy assault.


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