Francesco Chiappone

Francesco Chiappone first appears in the Painesville, Ohio, area in 1913.  In America, Francesco Chiappone was known as Frank Chiappone.

Francesco Chiappone, son of Gaetano Chiappone and Angelina Pecoraro, was born on April 2, 1903, at Montemaggiore Belsito, Sicily.  He married Carmella C. Pace, daughter of Calogero Pace and Santina Cicero, on May 26, 1924 at St Mary Catholic Church, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  Francesco died on October 7, 1954, at Lake County Memorial Hospital, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, at age 51 of a cerebral hemorrhage.  His body was interred at Riverside Cemetery at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.

Francesco Chiappone, age 10, immigrated to the United States on April 5, 1913, travelling to Painesville, Ohio.  He was accompanied by his mother and siblings Antonio and Carmello.  They were joining his father, Gaetano Chiappone, and brother, Ignazio in Painesville.  He became a citizen of the United States on June 18, 1928.  Francesco resided at 216 East Jackson Street, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, when he was naturalized.

Mr. Chiappone was employed by the Diamond Alkali Company from 1929 until his death.

The children of Francesco Chiappone and Carmella C. Pace were as follows:

1.   Mary Margaret Chiappone

2.   Thomas Chiappone was born in 1926, at Ohio.  Thomas died in August, 1990.

3.   Angela Chiappone was born in March, 1930, at Ohio.  She married Charles E. Schupska, son of John Schupska and Hazel Brockway, in 1953.

4.   Charles F. Chiappone was born on April 10, 1932, at Painesville, Lake County, Ohio.  He married Lois Hakala in 1957.  Charles died on December 11, 2006, at his home, Concord Township, Lake County, Ohio, at age 74.

5.   Sandra R. Chiappone was born on December 25, 1935, at Ohio.

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