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Joseph Ferritta Letters

Identifier: MS 00114

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Content Description

Letters to and from family of Joseph Ferritta during the end of World War II and after, August 1944- January 1946 . Most of the letters concern family events and issues and army life.


  • 1944-1946


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Biographical/ Historical

Joseph Frank Ferritta was born on December 10, 1924 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was registered for the draft in 1942 and served from June 1943 to February 1946. He did not serve overseas. He died on July 29, 2004. Anna Romeo was born around 1908 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Italian parents. She married Pasquale “Patsy” Ferrita and gave birth to Joseph and Frank Ferritta, and later married Serafino “Sam” Romeo. She died in 1960. Frank Serefino Ferritta was born on November 3, 1926 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was registered for the draft in 1944 and served briefly starting January 1945. He did not serve overseas.


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