La Finestra (The Window)

A window into the Italian-American community.

In Memoriam

Delores Ann Spagnuolo 1933 - 2020 Eagle - Age 86, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Delores was born on August 1, 1933 in Lansing, MI, the daughter of the late Camille and Antoinette (Tellier) Fillion. She graduated from Sexton High School in 1950. At about 8 years old, she met her childhood sweetheart, Frank, in her aunt and uncle's neighborhood on the west side, and they later married on November 4, 1953. They both resided in Eagle, MI where they spent 66 wonderful years together. Delores worked at the State Employees Credit Union (Lake Trust) in the accounting department for 25 years. She was a very accomplished sewer, and also owned her own ceramic business with her daughter, calle

In Memoriam

Giulio Bernero May 22,1925 - July 25, 2020. Giulio Bernero wore many hats throughout his long life, but the one he wore best was provider and protector of his family. Hailing from the mountains of northern Italy (Temossi), one of seven children born to Fortunato and Vittoria Bernero, Giulio earned his place as one of the Greatest Generation when he refused conscription into Mussolini's Army during WWII and instead joined the Partisans in the Italian Liberation War, fighting and helping to defeat the Axis powers. In 1951, seeking new opportunity, Giulio bravely set out for America with little more than the clothes on his back. Leaving the only family he knew, he boarded the SS Conte Biancaman

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