Josephine L. DiPietro was born in Denver, Colorado on May 23, 1909. Her mother was pregnant with her when she made the trip to Denver from Agnone, Italy. She witnessed her mother's death and was sent to St. Anne's Orphanage in Salt Lake City, Utah when she was 5.
"I was 16 when I left St. Ann's. The nuns wanted me to stay there and make my home there. They said I could find a job in Salt Lake and live at the orphanage; but I wanted to be with my dad. I moved to Bingham and stayed with him for two years. Ceily and Lil came right after me. When I was 18, I decided there was no future for me in Bingham. There were mostly men and the living was rough. I'm glad I had the experience but that's the only thing I liked about it. I moved to Oakland and married Del Carniglia in 1930, when I was 21. We lived with Del's mother, who was a widow. I brought Ceily to live with us from Bingham because I didn't want her to be alone. Del's mom was nice enough to let her live with us. She was best friends with the widow two doors down from us and Ceily got to know her son pretty good
his name was Ray Cuneo" -Josie
They lived in Walnut Creek, and had one son .
They then moved to Chandler, Arizona.
Del passed away in January, 1987. Josie passed away June 2, 2001 in Chandler, Arizona.
Josephine Carniglia, age 78
Cecilia and Josephine, 2-24-1988
The last time they saw each other
Josie's son and daughter-in-law
Josie and her daughter-in-law- 81st Birthday
Nick & Karen Gomez, Josie with Doreen's Grand-daughter
Marilyn,Erika and Daniel Gomez
Doreen's daughter by the door
Josie with Daniel, Nick & Erika Gomez