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richard hartnett
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Old Guy
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Gary Watkins
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Our family was oriiginally from the North End of Boston, then subsequently ended up

over in the West End section.  Even to date I recall some events and things

growing up there as a very young kid.  It was a great time.  Our familiy relocted

to South Medford in 1960 where I/we grew up and then went our separate ways as adults.



Harold Kligman
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81 years old

Diane Doucette
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Marie (Carnabuci) Rahilly
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70 years old
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My grandparents were Peter and Maria (Cerolia) Carnabuci. They lived at 31 Norman St. My grandfather was a custom tailor. Maria's family Cerolia was a barber.

My mother was Caroline. She had 3 sisters, Margaret, Jennie and Josephine. I was looking for the location of Norman St. but it no longer exists. What took its place.

If anyone has information about my family I would love to hear from you.

Thanks

Marie



kennymoe
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67 years old
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sandy cass (black)
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74 years old
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MY NAME IS SANDRA CASS.  I LIVED AT 1 AUBURN ST IN THE WEST END.  MY MAIDEN NAME IS SANDRA BLACK.  I MISS THE WEST END SO MUCH AND ALL MY FRIENDS THERE.  I THINK ABOUT THEM ALL THE TIME.  I AM NOW 68 YRS OLD BUT I CONTINUALLY GO BACK TO THOSE DAYS IN MY HEAD.  LEFT THERE WHEN I WAS 13, AND MOVED TO DORCHESTER.  I NOW LIVE IN WEYMOUTH MASS IN SR. HOUSING.



Pasquale Mesiti
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Grew up with my Brother and sister on 66 Allen Street in the West End Of Boston.

Bottom Floor was Carmella and Gueseppi Giallanella.

On the second floor was Antonette and Paul DeCicco with their Children Joseph and Ann DeCicco.

My family, Dalmazia and Vincenzo Mesiti ( Tailor ) my brother Robert and Sister Theresa lives on the 3rd floor and cnnot remember who lived on the 4th Floor.

We lived across from the Emergency Room of the MGH . Went to he St. Joseph's School and Church. Was 11 years old when we moved to Methuen

Had cousins named Tauro that lived on Spring Street.

Only name I remember is Joe Cessario . I fondly remember bits and pieces from our Childhood and I would like to remember more.

Would like to hear from anyone who remembers our families



marie testa
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My name is Marie Guarino Testa.   The youngest of seven children (all are still alive and well) born to Rose Passanisi and Vincent Guarino who came to America from Augusta Scicly.  Forced to move in my last year of High School, we landed in Somerville Ma.  I met my late husband Alfred Testa from Kennard Ave, after moveing and not realy knowing him when growing up.   Through out the years I have keep in touch with many friends and relatives who have nothing but good memories of the West End. I coordinated the first  Ladies Brunch which was a great success and I am looking forward to doing it again.  Thanks



bjm01843
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Hi- My name's Bob Mesiti and I lived at 66 Allen Street, right across the street was the Mass General emergency entrance.. I moved away in 1952 so my dad could be clser to work in Lawrence, Ma.. Anyone having pictures of the old Allen Street, please email me at :[email protected] and please attach some photos. Thank for this site. I look forward in receiving some email...



John Vatalaro
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86 years old
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Hi, I lived all over the WEST END. 6 addresses, I had 5 brothers, sadly 2 passed. I am 79 and will be 80 in July. My age does not stop me from chasing Joanne Compiano around the Meadow Glen every Tuesday.



Jeff Greenberg
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75 years old
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I have been married for forty one years and have two children and one grandchild.

I have owned an operated MVP Sales & Leasing for over 43 years.(Auto Sales & Leasing) I started a non profit Freinds of Lincoln Kids four years ago and help raise money for childrens programs in our city. ( friendsoflincolnkids.com).

 

Growing up in the West End was a part of my life that I will never forget. It brings back such happy memories.

 

 



[email protected]
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 name is richard nedd i lived on chambers street ileft when i was fifteen
i use to like to hang around my  older brothers freind like anthony deluca
stanly freeman sonny lopresti billy malon nicky meccurio sonny downy&
paul kighchick we had a club on brighton street once we all seen that movie
the wild one we all had leather jackets leather boots butno one had
a motorcycle plus we use to hang in this dinah across from hank snay"s
candy store we called our self the jr mob we didn"t do much we snuck
in the rodeo and hung around the north station oh ya we had garrison belts
i never forgot the safeness i felt in the west end everyone had a corner
some kids on popular street  some kids on spring street some on blossom
street i no a lot of us are gone but with so many kids in the west end
most of you have kids of your own i"ll never forget the william blackstone school
where are all of us we have westend reunions but there is still a lot missing
maybe you no where they are like kenny zucco harry kiklas donald zerrendow
donald nichalosi  johnny discolli lets not forget the jap joe dione donald libby
penny &arthur pisani joe and sissy anello anthony vangy connie grecco
patty draper lets connect all those corners and send in your comments
to the west end museum and let us no where and how you are



Jacquelyn Tricomi Bonarrigo
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67 years old
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My name is Jacky Tricomi Bonarrigo, niece of Marie Guarino  Testa who is also a member.  My mother, Rose Guarino, and late father ,Anthony Tricomi, grew up in the great West End.  Unfortunately, we were "kicked out" of 54 Leverett Street when I was nine years old and we moved to Medford.   It was so trumatic that I vowed to never move my own children from their chilhood home.

 

I have a twin brother John who is a Professor of Art at Mt. Ida College and a younger brother Vincent who is in the produce business.  I work at Draper Laboratory in Cambridge which would have been within walking distance to the West End if I still lived there. 

 

I would love to hear from some of my friends who went to St. Josephs school or who lived on Leverett Street.



bruno roberto
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79 years old
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