Michelle Ann Kratts

Francesco Fortuna

In The Italians of Niagara Falls, New York on November 7, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Francesco Fortuna was born June 1, 1895, in Sommati, L’Amatrice, Rieti, Lazio, Italy.  He arrived in New York City on April 25, 1921.  Originally a barber, he opened a restaurant known as The Deluxe  (which would eventually be called Fortuna’s).  He married Clementina Ventresca in 1923.  Submitted by Michelle Kratts

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