Olympia Carrabs was born April 23, 1920 in Haverhill, Massachusetts to Giuseppe Carrabs and Clementina Forgione. She was one of the first Carrabs children to be born in America. Of the children, only Jenny (Giovanna) was born in the family's ancestral town of Gesualdo, Italy. She also shared the name of a sister who died very young.
In the 1940s she married Marco Ferraiolo and had one son.
She was a great cook and would make all sorts of treats for her grandchildren and anyone who visited the house. Anyone and everyone was always welcome.
She passed away February 27th, 2002.
Olympia A. "Ollie" Ferraiolo,81 of Haverhill died at Merrimack Valley Hospital. Mrs. Ferraiolo was a supervisor at At&T where she worked for 25 years until she retired in 1982. A lifelong Haverhill resident, she graduated from Haverhill High School in 1938. She was a member of All Saints Church. She was also a member of the Pioneers of At&T. The widow of Marco Ferraiolo she leaves a son and daughter - in - law Dr. James and Diane of Salem,NH ;sisters Eleanor Vaillancourt and Louise Villanucci both of Haverhill;two grandsons;nieces and nephews. Her funeral was in All Saints Church.Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Arrangements were by Scatamacchia Funeral Home.
Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Chris Ferraiolo and Raymalene Perry, third cousins. Their MRCAs are their second great-grandparents, Vincenzo Carrabs and Maria Giovanna Capobianco Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 4th cousins based on sharing 37.9 cM across 3 segments; Confidence: High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Chris Ferraiolo and Dennis Villanucci, first cousins once removed. Their MRCAs are Giuseppe Carrabs and Clementina Forgione, the grandparents of Dennis Villanucci and the great-grandparents of Chris Ferraiolo. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st-2nd cousins based on sharing 350 cM across 19 segments; Confidence: Extremely high.
"Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QLGT-Q4K8 : 28 September 2017), Olimpia Maria Michele Carrabaso, 1920.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XQLF-B9W : accessed 3 July 2017), Olympia Carrabs in household of Joseph Carrabs, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 67, sheet 19A, line 16, family 439, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 896; FHL microfilm 2,340,631.
"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV2G-6ZTV : 11 July 2016), Olympia Carrabs Ferraiolo, 2002; Burial, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States of America, Saint Patricks Cemetery; citing record ID 73192781, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
"Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZYS-5X4 : 4 December 2014), Olympia Ann Ferraiolo, 27 Feb 2002; from "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Haverhill, Massachusetts, death certificate number , Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Health Services, Boston.
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