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On 19 June 1924, the SS Giuseppe Verdi docked in New York City Harbor after a voyage from Palermo, Italy.

Aboard (see lines 1 - 6) were Anna Palazzolo (nee Neglia), accompanied by her five children, including Santo, then age 7.

The ship was built in Hamburg, Germany and christened as the Grunewald.in 1911.

Five years later it was reflagged in the US and renamed the General George W. Goethals.  In 19o19 it was acquired by the US Navy and  became part of the transport force carrying WWI US Troops.

It was scrapped in 1933.

PALAZZOLO, Santo, 90, of Holiday, Fla., died September 8, 2007. He is survived by his children, Michael, James, Joellen, Marianne and Kathleen; and 10 grandchildren. Dobles Funeral Home, Holiday, Fla.

Tampa Tribune, Tuesday, September 11, 2007, Page: 7

Palazzolo Santo, age 90, September 8, 2007 at his home in Holiday, Florida surrounded by family. Born in Detroit, he is the husband of the late Ruth, beloved father of Michael (Sandra) Palazzolo, Joellen (Terry) Killion, Marianne Larry) Powers, Kathleen (Howie) Little, James (Ami) Palazzolo and the late Penelope Hogan. The dear grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of two.

Santo was a WWII Army veteran who had a career as a wood model maker. A member of the Knights of Columbus, he dedicated most of his free time to family activities.

Funeral Mass Saturday September 22nd at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 23401 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI at 10 a.m. Visit with family starting at 9:30 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Henry Ford, Clinton Township.

Detroit News (MI) - Thursday, September 20, 2007

(courtesy of 'Ellinda')

Grave marker for  Santo Palazzolo in Section 7 Site 643 of the Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly (Oakland county), Michigan.

Santo enlisted in the Army at Detroit, MI on 10 October 1941.

Pvt Palazzolo served as a member of Company H and was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for participation in the Normandy assault.


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