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Citizen Times Newspaper Archives Jul 8 1964, Page 2

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Citizen-Times (Newspaper) - July 8, 1964, Cedar Rapids, IowaTufty huns i any tilt Aftuk 20 years his real family a Mother and six Brothers and Sis ters in Teramo Italy a letter was sent telling the Maresco family about Tony and inquiring about them. Mrs. Maresco replied in flowing italian Whir i a bit of a problem a t this end and told Tony who he was and How it happened that he came to America it was bad after the mrs. Maresco said and i wanted you to be Able to have a Good Chance at life in America we have wondered All these years what happened and prayed that you were alive mrs. Maresco s letter was filled with the details of his family s life in Italy and How each of his Brothers and Sisters were faring. But most importantly for Tony the let Ter contained a dozen Pic it s been quite a month for Claudio Antonio Maresco rather Tony , an italian born Cedar rapid Ian who had found after 20 years of not knowing for sure who he was that he has a Camuy in Teramo Italy As Well As an adopted family in Cedar rapids. Twenty year old Tony had been a boy without a Home for a Long Timo until the kindness and understanding of a Cedar rapids family gave the Good looking lad the Home he had never had. Tony was sent to the United states following w. W. Ii because his Mother was barely Able to pro vide for her family of seven in Post War Italy and because she wanted the boy to have an Opportunity to coma to Arrica. Tony was sent an Uncle who later found unable to provide for the boy and placed him in a Catholic charities orphanage life for Tony Bec Uno a series of orphanages and Foster Homes. At one Tims the youth was sent to. Independence simply because there was no other place to go. Happiness caught up with Tony while he was at the Toledo juvenile Home. A Cedar rapids to nun Jean met and became interested in the youth and secured his release from the Home on the condition that he would be Given a Homo and the Opportunity to earn a living. Tony has been living with the Smiths since that they be been a real to Tony said beaming it hat s Why i changed my name to Smith when i became an american Tony Che titter of laughter that the name change provoked in the quiet courtroom when he announced that his Nami had Antonio Maresco but that from now on it would be Tony Smith. The family he never knew existed be Caine a heartwarming this month with the arrival of a letter and pictures from his Mother and fam ily in Italy. The family had too i traced Len High Catholic charities by an administrator at the to Ledo juvenile Home and Tony was told by i 3 Cedar rap 3s Carney about Smith Vav revolves around his plans to get to Teramo Italy some How someway As soon As possible. Tony began saving for a trip Home As soon As is heard about h s family and counts his pennies every Day in an Tares o the family a had Nevar seen. The Mother the Brothers and Sisters that he never knew existed. Tony showed us the pictures with a mixture of curiosity and Pride i wonder what they re like he said i can t wait to meet them. Life for rather Tony to citation of the Day he can be reunited with his Long lost family. Round trip from Here to Teramo will Cost i Don t know How we re going to talk to each other when we finally get Tony said i Don t speak any italian and i by Dol t Speik English but Well figure our someway to got everything i know wr3 the Days Are Long now for but they Are filled with anticipation of the Happy Day soon we hopi. V i he vill be r United with his family in a Small town thai will be for that Day at least the Only Towa in the Woid that mat ters

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