La Finestra (The Window)

A window into the Italian-American community.

April 13, 2020

Vincent P. "Jim" Covello

1937 - 2020

Lansing - Age 82, our loving husband, dad, and grandpa passed away April 5, 2020 from heart disease. Born April 12, 1937 in Lansing. Jim was a 1955 graduateof St. Mary's High School, and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was the o...

August 14, 2019

Eugenia "Jean" Orlando

          NOVEMBER 19, 1931 – AUGUST 11, 2019

Eugenia “Jean” Ann Orlando passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on August 11, 2019.

She was born on November 19, 1931, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Gennaro and Serafina...

July 7, 2019


                       1939  -  2019

Lansing - Paul was born on July 18, 1939 in Sant'Ippolito, Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michele and Clementina...

February 1, 2019

it freezes one's brain!!!

November 19, 2018

On November 11, 1620, after 66 days at sea, in a space no larger than a volleyball court, 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower finally reached America. They put ashore at Cape Cod.

Winter was approaching. Inclement weather and lack of boats made it difficult to unload th...

October 15, 2018

Philip Marazita

June 10, 1931 - October 12, 2018

Philip Marazita of Lansing, Michigan, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina surrounded by family. Philip was born June 10, 1931 in Niles, Michigan, the ninth child and seventh son of Fr...

March 8, 2018

St. Patrick may get all the attention with the famous parades and green beer, but for some Italian Americans (including me) it means only two more days until St. Joseph's Day. Growing up in an Italian American family, St. Joseph's Day was always one of my favorite holi...

October 24, 2017


He never spoke about that day, but my mother did.

He never boasted about his courage but he demonstrated it time and time again all throughout his life in quiet ways that made him my hero.

He witnessed two World Wars.

October 24, 2017 m...

October 9, 2017

Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, is a nationally recognized holiday.

But it’s not recognized in Los Angeles, where I live. The City Council recently voted to get rid of Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, commemorating “indigenous, abori...

July 7, 2017

Italian composer Ennio Morricone has spent more than six decades in the business and written scores to some of Hollywood's biggest hit films

Remember the showdown in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?" Well Ennio Morricone, one of the world's greatest living composers, wa...

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