Mary Gatto1

#6203, (circa 1910 - 27 December 2005)
Father*Carmelo Gatto1 (1885 - 1972)
Mother*Vincenza Refice1 (c 1892 - 1988)


Pete Rotolo b. 1906, d. 1972
Her married name was Rotolo. 
Birth*circa 1910She was born circa 1910 at Ficarra, Metropolitan City of Messina, Sicily, ItalyG.2 
1913She accompanied Carmelo Gatto and Vincenza Refice in 1913 (from birth of Frank in 1913) to United StatesG.3 
6 January 1920She appeared on the census of 6 January 1920 in the household of Carmelo Gatto and Vincenza Refice, age 10, b. Italy.3 
8 April 1930She appeared on the census of 8 April 1930 in the household of Carmelo Gatto and Vincenza Refice at 673 Delaware Avenue, Columbus, Franklin Co., OhioG; also Joseph Raffas (50), bro-in-law, b. Italy; nei. Moreno, Quint.1 
Marriage*10 April 1934She married Pete Rotolo on 10 April 1934 at Franklin Co., OhioG.4 
Death*27 December 2005She died on 27 December 2005 at Franklin Co., OhioG.2,5 
Burial*December 2005She was buried in December 2005 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin Co., OhioG.6 


  1. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. "Charles" (48), b. Italy, construction work, 1st marr. at 23; Virginia, b. Italy, 1st marr. at 16.
  2. [S128] Memorial, John Quint Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio, "Mary Frances Rotolo, age 96, passed away on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005. Mary was born in Ficarra, Sicily and was the oldest member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband Peter Rotolo, parents Carmelo & Vincenza Gatto, brothers Augustine, Frank, Jerry, Peter, Joseph and Vincent "Jimmy" Gatto, brother-in-law William Fulcher and sisters-in-law Elizabeth (Raymond) DiSabato, Josephine (Pasquale) Bonacci. Survived by her children Michael (Judith), Charles "Gus" (Margaret), Mary Angela Schumaker and Kathryn Rotolo, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sister Gloria Fulcher, sisters-in-law Lucy and Peggy Gatto, and Dorothy (Bob) Kuhns and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, December 30th, 2005 at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 6:45 PM. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 31st, 2005 at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 1420 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, Msgr. John K. Cody, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street, Lockbourne, Ohio."
  3. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Carmela (33), b. and parents b. Italy, forge and iron laborer; Vincenza (28), b. and parents b. Italy; both imm. 1912.
  4. [S419] Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994/1997/2013, index and images, online
  5. [S2295] Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007, online Mary Frances Rotolo, SSN 302-36-1710, b. 10 Sep 1909, dau. of Gatto and Refice, wid., res. 1169 Mulford Dr., Grandview Heights, Franklin Co. OH; d. at nursing home 27 Dec 2005, age 96, cert. no. 103907, Reg. Cert. 010652, vol. 35073.
  6. [S1628], online, No image. Narrative: Mary Frances Gatto, wid. of Peter Rotolo, b. Ficarra, Città Metropolitana di Messina, Sicilia, Italy, 10 Sep 1909, d. 17 Dec 2005; sister of Frank J. Gatto (1913–1972), Vincent J. Gatto (1916–1997) and Jerry Joseph Gatto (1918–1969). Memorial 186688932, created by Thats My Cuz.