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Carbone family celebrates 102 years in U.S.

By: Staff Report
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A longtime Roseville family last month celebrated its 102nd anniversary living stateside at its very first family reunion. The Carbone family traces its history on the West Coast to the first son, who came across the ocean from a small village in Sicily then named Piana dei Grecci in 1906. This original American Carb-one son worked to bring over the next group of siblings, who worked together to support the next crossing. By 1914, the fifth voyage saw to the safe landing of the last sibling and parents, Giovanni and Caterina, who lived the rest of their lives in Roseville. Over the years, the Carbones settled up and down the West Coast and throughout the U.S., including Wisconsin and Louis-iana. The Carbone children married into the Lascari, Paratore, Costa, Renda, DeMaria and Riolo families and thus began the legacy. The Sicilian bond of family, a strong work ethic, and social and political awareness were at the heart of every Carbone group across 102 years and more than five generations, family members said. Members of the family have worked in factories, the food industry and as field labor. They are war veterans, health care workers and educators. They work in law, government and business management. The many generations of sons and daughters who claim lineage to Giovanni and Caterina have and continue to lead lives of productivity and service, family members said, weaving their lives into the landscape of America. In attendance at the Sept. 27 family reunion was lifetime Roseville resident Ned Carbone, who at 93 is the oldest living member of the family.