#MeetMyImmigrants: Libera "Lena" (Carbone) Venezia

Libera Maria "Lena" Carbone, was my great-grandmother. Born 7 March 1899 in Rodi Garganico, Italy, she came to America in 1912 with her sister. Her widowed mother had already arrived two years previous. Lena raised six children to adulthood, three of whom served in WWII. After she was widowed, she worked as a seamstress at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC. She lived in Hoboken, and later Jersey City, NJ. She died 28 October 1970, and is buried with her husband in Jersey City. My dad remembers that she was very quiet and there was always something on the stove when he visited. As you can see from this photograph, she had the most beautiful smile.

Lena married Raffaele "Ralph" Venezia in 1917. Click on his name to learn more about him!

Are you ready to meet your immigrants? Let's work together to find your roots.

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