Agostino and Falconilla
clipping of their golden wedding anniversary.
My grandparents, Agostino Toppi and Falconilla Dematteo were married
in Lettomanoppello and had one child there, Antonio, born in 1904. They
later came to the U. S. to New Jersey where my uncle John was born.
They soon moved to Newport, RI which became their lifelong home.
They raised nine children, the youngest male being my Father, Frank.
Their name of record here became Toppa, probably due to the Italian
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