Son's letter cheers parents with news he met kin in Italy: 1944
Son's Letter Cheers Parents With News He Met Kin in Italy Gaetano Pezzulo and Mother Pez-zuio of 198 Spencer St. could hardly .e to do their work yesterday, be cause oi tne happy tears :nl their eyes.' I Cause of theirj joy was a lettcrj from their son1 Angelo, known! an "Eddy" toi school sports' fans around Rochester, whol is in Italy and told of .meeting all their broth-era and sisters. "KiiY" their cousins PKAZ l l.o and nieces and nephews. Three times in only a few hours Mother Pezzulo had the letter read to her so she could smile and cry some more. (Eddy wrote it in English.) Their son, who is 24 and is in the Medical Corps, went overseas with the initial African invasion force. He took a weekend leave to go and see his mother's and father's families near Naples. Not only did he meet so many relatives that he can't remember alt their names, but ho saw also the childhood homes of his parents, and the "very church where you were married." "Aunt Josephine couldn't stop crying when she found out who I was," he wrote. "The town is the same as it was 100 years ago except that it has been bombed a bit All the relatives came out o.k. They managed to give me a -good feed." He named them over one by one, the aunts that all looked like his mother, and the uncles, and what each said, and the messages they sent. Each message brought fresh tears to Mother Pezzulo's yees. Eddy, who, volunteered with the first recruits out of Rochester, was a three-letter man at Jefferson High School. He played basketball, baseball and soccer in high school, right end with the Jinth Ward city champion football team and on the State Hospital baseball and basket ball teams. He was an attendant i guard at the hospital. It was about three weeks ago when his parents learned he was in Italy and their son-in-law, Anthony P. Cuiule. policeman at the University Avenue Station, rounded up the names and addresses of the relatives over there and forwarded them. The letter that made life so happy for the Pezzulos came two days ago.