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MALUGANI Family History, Part II

July 2014

Martha (MALUGANI MARCI) TOMLINSON (1888-1981)

Martha (MALUGANI) TOMLINSON 111. Martina "Martha" Giuseppina Malugani was born in the morning of September 30, 1888, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized later that day as "Marta Josephina." She, her mother, and younger brother Charlie3 immigrated from Switzerland, arriving in New York on August 27, 1892, and proceeded to California, where her father had settled three years earlier.

Martina married Gerunzio "Jerome" Joseph Marci, Sr., a native of Frasco, in the Verzasca valley to the east of Giumaglio, in Ticino canton, Switzerland, on December 9, 1908, in Sonoma County, California. Gerunzio was Martina's mother's first cousin. They had seven children:

1111. Nellie Marci 18 Oct 1909 5 Jan 1995 (85)
1112. Walter Louie Marci 30 Dec 1911 12 Aug 1994 (83)
1113. Vinzenzo Charles Marci 7 Dec 1916 21 Feb 2004 (87)
1114. Charles Joseph MarciBlue Star 30 Nov 1921 27 Apr 2006 (84)
1115. Joseph Charles Marci 30 Nov 1921 30 Nov 1921 (0)
1116. Gerunzio Marci, Jr.Blue Star 1924 27 Jan 2014 (89)
1117. Elizabeth "Betty" Mae Marci 5 Jul 1929 (Jan 1931) (18 mos.)
Marci Surname
According to a Swiss book published in 1940 on Swiss family names, the Marci name is first found prior to 1800 in the area of Frasco in the canton of Ticino. Later, between 1800 and 1900, it is also found in Landarenca in the canton of Grisors and Zurich, Zurich canton.

After their marriage, the Marcis lived in Monterey County, California, where daughter Nellie was reported to have been born on Soledad Street in Salinas. Seven months later they were enumerated in Monterey Township, where Gerunzio worked as a hired hand at a cheese dairy and Martha worked as a cook.[Cen 1910]

Martha apparently lived in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, where her parents, siblings, and Gerunzio's brother Luca lived, in 1911 and 1912 when her son Walter was born and baptized. Martha named Luca Marci, her brother-in-law who had recently married her widowed aunt, and Mabel Pomi, her cousin and Luca's stepdaugther, as Walter's godparents.

MARCI Children, c. 1922
Nellie, Walter (with dog),
Charles (in stroller), and Vincent, c. 1922

In 1913, both were naturalized as U.S. citizens and settled along Hunters Lane in Spreckels Precinct to the south of Salinas, Monterey County, by 1920.[Cen 1920]

The family moved 30 miles north to Gilroy, Santa Clara County, perhaps near South Monterey Street, by 1929, where Gerunzio worked as a cheesemaker at a factory.[Cen 1930]

After the death of daughter Betty at 18 months, Martha and Jerome split up and Martina remarried to Albert Hesser Tomlinson, a boyfriend of her daughter Nellie's, at the time, and 22 years Martha's junior.

Martha and Al moved to San Mateo County by 1935 and were enumerated there in district 41-71 of Judicial Township 3 in 1940. This district roughly covers the area between modern-day I-280 and Skyline Boulevard (State Route 35), including the Portola Valley, west of Palo Alto. There, Al worked as a farm laborer on his own account.[Cen 1940]

Gerunzio Marci, Sr. died on January 4, 1966, of pyelonephritis (a urinary tract infection) brought on following seven years of urethral problems and anorexia at the Wheeler Hospital in Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California. He was 87 years old. Jerome is buried at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Gilroy.

Martina (Malugani Marci) Tomlinson died at the age of 92 on March 27, 1981, while residing in Acampo, San Joaquin County, California. She is buried in Lodi, San Joaquin County, California.

Albert Hesser Tomlinson died on May 4, 1999, and is also buried in Lodi. He was 88 years old.

Sources
  • Bap 1888: 30 Sep 1888 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Pass 1892: 27 Aug 1892, New York Passenger Lists, La Touraine from Le Havre, France
  • Cen 1900: 30 Jun 1900 Census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1910: 4 May 1910 Census, Monterey Township, Monterey County, California
  • Cen 1920: 30 Jan 1920 Census, Hunters Lane, Spreckels Precinct, Monterey County, California
  • Cen 1930: 18 Apr 1930 Census, Gilroy, Santa Clara County, California
  • Cen 1940: 11 Apr 1940 Census, Judicial Township 3, San Mateo County, California
  • Marci-Sybalsky, Jill A. Jill Marci and Her Ancestors. (Library Edition). 2013.

Charles Aurelio MALUGANI3 (1890-1957)

Carlo Aurelio MALUGANI 112. Carlo "Charlie" Aurelio Malugani3, was born on April 3, 1890, in Giumaglio, Ticino canton, Switzerland, and baptized later that day as "Carolus Aurelius." He appears to have been named for his grandfather Carlo Malugani and perhaps his mother Aurelia (Cerini) Malugani. His maternal grandfather was named as his godfather. When he was only 2 years old he immigrated with his mother and elder sister Martina, arriving in New York on August 27, 1892. The continued on to California where his father had settled a three years earlier. Charles married Pearl Elizabeth Fisher about 1915, he was 25 years old at the time and she 14 years old. They had eight children:

1121. Alvin Frederick Malugani 16 Jun 1917 3 Jan 1993 (76)
1122. Hazel Malugani 4 --  --  -- 
1123. Bertram Charles Malugani 28 Nov 1921 5 Jun 1973 (52)
1124. Cora Aurelia Malugani 13 Jul 1923 27 Mar 1990 (66)
1125. Aurelia Katherine Malugani 12 Apr 1925 Mar 2003 (77)
1126. Beverly Jane Malugani 26 May 1928 4 Jul 2011 (83)
1127. Barbara Malugani --  --  -- 
1128. Theodric Fisher MaluganiBlue Star 14 Aug 1932 21 Mar 2001 (68)
MALUGANI Reunion
Hazel Elizabeth (MALUGANI) GOSS Cora Aurelia (MALUGANI) OLDHAM Barbara Lorraine (MALUGANI) MARSHALL Alvin Frederick MALUGANI Beverly Jane (MALUGANI) BEAMAN Aurelia Katherine (MALUGANI) BLISSARD
Hazel, Cora, Barbara, Al, Beverly & Rae, 1983

Charles grew up in the hills above Rincon Valley in Santa Rosa and attended school for about two years at Alpine School, but that was hardly enough to learn to read. After he married Pearl he learned to read from her and was enumerated in the census as able to read and write.

By 1912, Charles was registered to vote in Rincon precinct as a Republican.

About 1915, Charles married Pearl Elizabeth Fisher in San Rafael, Marin County; he was 24 years old and she about 14 or 15 years old. They first lived at the Old Gemmet place up Calistoga Road and then moved over the hills toward Calistoga, Napa County, to the Peterson ranch about halfway down the Calistoga grade (Petrified Forest Highway), where their first son Alvin was born in 1917. By 1918, they moved over to the Sonoma County side to Gates Road, just over the "Buchi Grade." It was then that the "Spanish Flu" pandemic struck toward the end of World War I. Pearl, then pregnant with daughter Hazel, fell ill but managed to pull out of it before giving birth in January, 1919.

Later in 1919, by the 1920 census, the Maluganis moved down Calistoga Road to Alpine Road (then recorded as "Rincon Hill Road") where they lived near his parents and aunt Caterina (Malugani) Paroli, who lived [down] Alpine Road.

By 1922, Charles and his wife, Pearl, were given P.O. Box 297 in Rincon Valley. From there they moved to a converted chicken house on Alpine Road where Cora was born in 1923. Later they removed to a plot later dubbed the Derby Ranch, just below where Alpine Road breaks from Calistoga Road and across the road from his sister Serena (Malugani) Magatelli. The Derby Ranch address was noted as P.O. Box 282 in 1924 and 1928. Charles farmed the plot and cut firewood along Mark West Creek to take down into town to sell. The rest of their children were all born while living at the Derby ranch, where they were enumerated in the 1930 census near the Hitchcocks, Fechters, Sharps, Magatellis, Stewarts, Parolis, Fishers, and Williams, and on through at least 1932, when youngest son Bud was born. The Maluganis had worked to buy the Derby Ranch place but they lost it when a handshake deal fell through.

In the early 1930s, the Maluganis briefly moved north of Santa Rosa to Healdsburg, near the Madrona Manor (then known as the Madrona Knoll Rancho) at the junction of Dry Creek Road and Westside Road. They lived there through 1935,[Cen 1940] after which they returned to Santa Rosa and settled in the Fulton area at a fruit orchard at 1689 Fulton Road, on the east side of the road near the creek that cuts through the northeast corner of today's Piner High School. There, Pearl's paternal grandmother, Harriet (Chapman Fisher) Williams, lived with the Maluganis for a while about 1935 before her death in 1936.

By 1940, son Alvin and his family moved in with them for a time. Charles, Alvin, and Bert all worked as farm hands for about 24 hours a week, and in 1939 each earned around $700. Pearl, on the other hand, was working 48 hours a week doing house work for a private family. In 1939 she brought home $150 over the span of 10 weeks.[Cen 1940]

Tragically, wife Pearl died of a heart attack on October 30, 1941, while preparing a Halloween party for the L. B. Burton family. Pearl was only 40 years old. She is buried at the Chapel of the Chimes in Santa Rosa.

After Pearl died, the family briefly moved a block south along Fulton to the west side of the road near the old Piner School, roughly catty-corner from today's Piner High. Not long after this, they moved up to brother Joe's shale pit on Mark West Springs Road (Porter Creek Road) through 1946. Next the Maluganis moved to Frazier Street (now Frazier Avenue) near the Fairgrounds and Aston Avenue where brother Joe lived.

After a brief stay at Frazier Street, Charlie bought 2289 Francisco Road from the Knutsens, back in the Fulton area. He lived there until his death in 1957.

As his daughter Hazel put it, Charlie was either happy or wanting to fight like a rooster when he got to drinking, often with Pearl's stepfather, Al Williams. He usually left disciplining the children to his wife and only laid a hand on his eldest son Al once, after several warnings.

Charles Aurelio Malugani died of liver failure at the age of 67 on April 28, 1957, in Santa Rosa. He is buried at the Chapel of the Chimes in Santa Rosa with Pearl.

Obituary, 1957

Charles Malugani: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Eggen & Lance Mortuary for Charles Aurelio Malugani, 67, who died yesterday in a Santa Rosa hospital following a four-month illness.

The Rev. Ervin Jenkins will officiate and inurnment will be at the Chapel of the Chimes.

Mr. Malugani, a native of Switzerland, resided at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Beverly Beaman, 2289 Francisco Rd. He came to this country when he was three years old and had lived in Sonoma County 64 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Beverly Beaman and Mrs. Hazel Goss, Santa Rosa; Mrs. Cora Oldham, Healdsburg; Mrs. Barbara Marshall, Suisun, and Mrs. Aurelia Blissard, Thermopolis, Wyo., his sons, Bertram Malugani, Bud Malugani and Alvin Malugani, Santa Rosa; his brothers, Joseph and Tony Malugani, Santa Rosa; Dan Malugani, Mill Valley; his sisters, Mrs Martha Tomlinson, French Camp, and Mrs. Josephine Sanford, LaConner, Wash., 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Malugani place at 2289 Francisco Avenue was left to youngest child Bud, but son Bert lived at the place while Bud served in the U.S. Air Force.

Sources
  • Bap 1890: 3 Apr 1890 Baptism, Sancta Maria Gratiarum, Giumaglio Parish, Ticino, Switzerland
  • Pass 1892: 27 Aug 1892, New York Passenger Lists, La Touraine from Le Havre, France
  • Cen 1900: 30 Jun 1900 Census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1910: 14 May 1910 Census, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1920: 17-18 Feb 1920 Census, Rincon Precinct, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 15 Apr 1930 Census, Rincon Hill Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1940: 2 May 1940 Census, Steele Lane, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California

Serena (MALUGANI) MAGATELLI (1893-1928)

Serena (MALUGANI) MAGATELLI 113. Serena Malugani was born on July 24, 1893, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. She married Beniomino Antony "Tony" Magatelli, probably around 1912, he about 26 years old and she about 18. They had five children:

1131. Mike MagatelliBlue Star 26 Mar 1913 23 Mar 2011 (97)
1132. Benjamin Antony Magatelli 24 Jun 1914 22 Jul 1994 (80)
1133. Irene A. Magatelli 22 Aug 1916 19 Oct 1963 (47)
1134. Eugene J. Magatelli Aug 1918 8 Nov 1938 (20)
1135. George Lewis MagatelliGold Star 23 Jan 1922 12 Apr 1942 (20)
Malugani-Magatelli Connections
Serena's husband, Benjamin "Tony" Magatelli was an elder brother of Domenico Magatelli who married Dominica Paroli, Serena's cousin on her father's side, hence two Magatelli brothers married two Malugani cousins.

Tony MAGATELLI Tony was from Tovo di Sant'Agata, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy. He emigrated, departing from Naples aboard the Sicilian Prince and arrived in New York on April 13, 1904. He was bound for San Francisco, presumably to meet up with a Mr. Gazzetti of 533 Green Street, along with an Antoni (Omadei), also of Tovo di Sant'Agata.[Pass 1904] His younger brother Domenico migrated seven years later in 1911, his younger half-brother Frank Rochetti in 1913, and their widowed mother Marianna (Armanasco) Magatelli in 1931.

The Magatellis lived next to her paternal aunt and cousins, the Parolis, along Calistoga Road and opposite the Derby Ranch where Serena's brother Charlie lived from about 1924 to 1932. Tony was a farmer and in 1920 his half-brother Frank Rochetti was living with the Magatelli family.[Cen 1920,1930]

Serena (Malugani) Magatelli died on May 1, 1928, in Sonoma County. She was only 34 years old and her five children were ages 6 through 15. Serena is remembered as a hard-drinking woman with a fiery temper.

After Serena

Ten years after Serena's death, Tony suffered the tragic loss of his 20-year old son Eugene in an auto accident. Four years after that he lost his youngest son George, also 20 years old, from illness while serving in the Navy during World War II.

Tony lived at 601 South E Street in Santa Rosa, across from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, by 1942. There he worked at the Levin Tanning Company at 2nd Street and F Street along the Santa Rosa Creek.[Draft 1942]

Benjamin Antony "Nonno Tony" Magatelli died on November 13, 1949, in Sonoma County. He was 64 years old. Tony was described as standing 5' 7½" tall, weighing 174 pounds, blind in the right eye, with hazel eyes, brown hair, and dark brown complexion.[Draft 1942]

Sources
  • Pass 1904: 13 Apr 1904, New York Passenger Lists, Sicilian Prince from Naples, Italy
  • Cen 1920: 18 Feb 1920 Census, Calistoga Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 15 Apr 1930 Census, Rincon Hill Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Draft 1942: 25 Apr 1942, World War II Draft Registration, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

Antoni "Tony" MALUGANI (1895-1977)Blue Star

Tony MALUGANI 114. Antoni "Tony" Malugani was born May 30, 1895, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, the first of the Malugani family to be born in America (his maternal cousin Walter Bellon was the first of the Cerini family to be born in America). He was named for his uncle Antoni Malugani. Tony served in France during the final weeks of World War I. He later married Grace (Finney) Farrow around 1935 or 1936, but they had no children. They later divorced.

Tony worked largely as a farmer laborer for various people such as Raymond Fechter and brother, Joseph at his shale pit on Porter Creek Road. Tony's younger brother Dan recalls the contrast between brothers Tony and Joe, who was a hard worker. Tony was known for his headaches that conveniently came on when there was work to be done.

World War I

8th Infantry Division A British naval blockade of Germany started to seriously impact Germany by 1917. As a result, Germany open up unrestricted U-boat attacks on Allied shipping and secretly invited Mexico to join with the Central Powers in return for territories lost to the United States. The blitz on transatlantic shipping and public disclosure of the intercepted German offer of alliance with Mexico finally prompted the United States to declare war on German on April 6, 1917. Tony enlisted two months later on June 5 and was assigned to Company A of the 8th Infantry Division, which had been activated in January. Tony reported to Camp Fremont at Menlo Park, south of San Francisco in San Mateo County,[WWI] where construction of the training camp began in July. Tony presumably drilled and participated in the construction there until finally deployed to France over a year later in November 1918. Tony arrived just as a major Allied offensive expelled Germany from northern France, the November German Revolution forced Kaiser Wilhelm II to abdicate, and a fledgling German democratic government signed an armistice with the Allies on November 11. As a result, the 8th Infantry Division did not see combat and returned to the States where it was deactivated in January 1919.

Tony returned home to Santa Rosa.

Antoni Malugani died October 31, 1977, at his home in Santa Rosa. He was 82 years old.

Obituary, 1977

Anthony Malugani: Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Lafferty and Smith Colonial Chapel for Anthony Malugani, 82, who died Monday in his Santa Rosa home.

Malugani was a life long resident of Santa Rosa. He was member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Santa Rosa, and St. Rose Catholic Church. He was a retired construction worker.

He is survived by his two sisters and two brothers, Martina Thomalson [sic], Lodi; Josie Sanford, Washington; Joseph Malugani, Santa Rosa, and Dan Malugani, Mill Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Rosary will be recited at the mortuary Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Sources
  • Cen 1900: 30 Jun 1900 Census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1910: 14 May 1910 Census, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California
  • WWI: California World War I Soldier Service Cards and Photos, 1917-1918
  • Cen 1920: 17-18 Feb 1920 Census, Rincon Precinct, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 16 Apr 1930 Census, Rincon Hill Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California

Josephine "Josie" (MALUGANI) SANFORD (1898-1994)

Josie (MALUGANI) SANFORD 115. Josephine "Josie" L. Malugani was born December 5, 1898, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. She may have been simply named for her father Joseph, but may as well have been named for her maternal grandmother Josephine Cerini. She married Leo E. Sanford, a native of Minnesota by way of Seattle, Washington, and had four children:

1151. Joseph E. Sanford 13 Dec 1927 22 Jan 2000 (72)
1152. Donald Otis Sanford 19 Jan 1930 Dec 2009 (79)
1153. Virginia Sanford --  --  -- 
1154. Bonnie Sanford --  --  -- 
Children of Josephine (MALUGANI) SANFORD, ~1939
Joseph, Donald, Virginia & Bonnie, ~1939

Josie (MALUGANI) SANFORD The Sanford family lived in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County where Leo had a butcher shop in the late 1920's. About 1932 the Sanfords moved to "God's Country" in Washington, as Leo used to say. There he ran a shrimp boat in La Conner, Skagit County, in northwestern Washington.

Leo E. Sanford died on May 17, 1968, in Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Washington. He was 73 or 74 years old.

Josephine L. (Malugani) Sanford lived to the age of 95 and died on October 4, 1994, in Snohomish County, Washington.


Sources
  • Cen 1900: 30 Jun 1900 Census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1920: 17-18 Feb 1920 Census, Rincon Precinct, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 3 Apr 1930 Census, Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California

Joseph Constantino MALUGANI (Sr.) (1899-1984)

Joe MALUGANI 116. Joseph Constantino Malugani (Sr.) was born October 9, 1899, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. He married Evalina Harow around 1924, when he was 24 years old and she 16 years old.[Cen 1930] They had five children:

1161. Joseph "Sonny" Malugani (Jr.) --  --  -- 
1162. Aurelia "Sis" Malugani --  --  -- 
1163. Josephine "Beb" Evalina Malugani 30 May 1929 14 Mar 2007 (77)
1164. Richard Eugene Malugani 2 Dec 1939 Oct 2004 (64)
1165. Sue Ellen Malugani --  --  -- 
Joe MALUGANI's Children, 1982
"Sonny," Aurelia, Richard, & Sue, 1982

After their marriage, Joseph operated a fruit farm in the greater Santa Rosa Township area, likely in the hills above Rincon Valley.[Cen 1930]

The Malugani family moved into Santa Rosa to 730 Aston Avenue between 1935 and 1940.[Cen 1940]

Evalina left the family soon after her first grandson Bobby was born in December 1945. She went on to marry Leslie C. Fox in 1948. Leslie died on December 5, 1965, in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, at the age of 58. Evalina died 12 years later on September 27, 1978. She was 70 years old.

Joe remarried to Anita M. (Bacci) Buonaccorsi in 1948 or 1949. She was an Italian immigrant who had two daughters from her prior marriage to John Paul Buonaccorsi (1899-1999).

Joe worked a shale pit on Porter Creek Road above Santa Rosa. He was a very hard worker and put in long hours.

Joseph Constantino Malugani died on August 22, 1984, at the age of 84. He is buried at the Chapel of the Roses in Santa Rosa.

Anita (Bacci Buonaccorsi) Malugani died 15 years later on January 14, 1999, at the age of 91 years. She was buried on January 19 at the Redwood Memorial Gardens in Guerneville, Sonoma County.

Sources
  • Cen 1900: 30 Jun 1900 Census, Analy Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1910: 14 May 1910 Census, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1920: 17-18 Feb 1920 Census, Rincon Precinct, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 26 Apr 1930 Census, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1940: 16 Apr 1940 Census, 730 Aston Avenue, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

Philomena L. MALUGANI (1901-1931)

Philomena MALUGANI 117. Philomena L. "Mina" Malugani, possibly spelled Filomena, was born October 2, 1901, at the "Rock House" in the hills above Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. She lived with her parents and never married.

Josie and Mina MALUGANI, c. 1920s

After her father died in 1924, she, her mother, and youngest brother moved into Santa Rosa and resided at 926 Cherry Street where she worked at a hotel, recalled to be the Lincoln Hotel.[Cen 1930]

Mina is recalled to have been very prim and proper. Not long before her untimely death, she found a boyfriend that caused quite a bit of consternation with her mother.

Philomena L. Malugani died November 19, 1931, at the young age of 30. She is buried along side her parents at the Calvary Cemetery on Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa.

Sources
  • Cen 1910: 14 May 1910 Census, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1920: 17-18 Feb 1920 Census, Rincon Precinct, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 6 Apr 1930 Census, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

Daniel Joseph MALUGANI, Sr. (1908-2008)

Dan MALUGANI 118. Daniel Joseph Malugani, Sr. was born on August 11, 1908, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California and is believed to have been named for his maternal uncle, Dan Cerini. He married Stella Maria Comalli, also the daughter of Italian immigrants, on October 10, 1932, at the St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral in Reno, Washoe County, Nevada. They had two children:

1181. Daniel Joseph Malugani, Jr. 4 Jan 1936 (4) Jul 2014 (78)
1182. Margaret "Margo" Malugani --  --  -- 

Dan & Stella MALUGANI's 50th Anniversary, 1982 Daniel Joseph, Sr. is the youngest of eight children and therefore developed a wonderful sense of humor. He attended Alpine School in the hills above Rincon Valley in Santa Rosa. There the Malugani family was closely allied with the Fisher-Williams family through the marriage of Dan's eldest brother Charlie. As Dan recalls, the tall, hardy Fisher boys frequently stood up for the smaller Italian Malugani boys, Dan in particular, when trouble was afoot.

On a September afternoon in 1924, just after Dan turned 16, his mother sent him out to find his father. After seaching a while he checked the corn field and found him lying unconscious on the ground. Dan carried him back to the house and he died the next day of brachiopnemonia.

After Dan came of age, he worked at a service station in Santa Rosa on the corner of 5th and A streets. After marrying Stella they moved to the bay area where he worked for Standard Stations.

They moved into San Francisco on July 4th, 1934, where Dan recalls traversing the Golden Gate Bridge when it first opened in May 1937.

Later Dan opened his own tire shop, the Malugani Tire Center, in Mill Valley, Marin County, California.

Dan's wife Stella Maria (Comalli) Malugani died on July 17, 1999, in Mill Valley. She had suffered from Alzheimer's disease in her final years. Her funeral, which my family and I attended, was held on the 21st at "Our Lady of Mount Carmel" Catholic church in Mill Valley. She was laid to rest at Valley Memorial Park in nearby Novato.

Daniel Joseph Malugani, Sr. died on February 28, 2008, at his home in Mill Valley. He was 99½ years old, and had hoped to outlive his elder maternal cousin Olga (Cerini) Cerine, but missed catching her by a mere five days. He was laid to rest alongside Stella at Valley Memorial Park in Novato.

Marin Independent Journal, March 1, 2008:

"Daniel Joseph Malugani, Sr. Born in Santa Rosa, CA, Daniel passed away on February 28th, 2008 at the age of 99. He passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside at home."

"Daniel grew up on the family farm. He went to Alpine School, a one-room schoolhouse through the 8th grade. His best childhood friends included his horse Ned and his dog Brownie."

"Daniel married Stella Comalli in 1932 and was married for 66 years. He embraced change, was young at heart, and was very inventive. Daniel founded Malugani Tire Center in 1948, which is now run by his grandchildren."

"He was an entrepreneur, had an adventurous spirit, and took many risks. Daniel was always a loving and cheerful person -- ready with a joke and a smile. He was a great listener and very supportive. His hobbies included gardening, photography, playing his sax, telling stories, riding his horse, and road trips. He liked to brag that he drove for 80 years without receiving a ticket or citation. It is estimated that he drove over two million miles. Family always came first. Daniel was one of nine children."

"He is survived by his children Margo Monge and Dan, Jr., 14 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and one great great-grandson, and many loving relatives and friends."

"Family and friends may attend a Visitation Monday, March 3rd, 2008 starting at 6:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church, 3 Oakdale Avenue, Mill Valley and the Funeral Mass Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church. Interment Valley Memorial Park, Novato. Memorial gifts preferred to St. Mary's School, 1730 Janes Street, Arcata, CA., 95521 or to your favorite charity. Arrangements under the care of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94952."

Sources
  • Cen 1910: 14 May 1910 Census, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1920: 17-18 Feb 1920 Census, Rincon Precinct, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 6 Apr 1930 Census, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

Paul PAROLI (1896-1984)

Paul PAROLI 131. Paul Paroli was born February 7, 1896, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California.

Paul worked on his father's farm when the United States entered World War I[Draft 1918] and is recalled to have served in the war.

Paul continued to live with his parents at the family ranch at 2733 Calistoga Road[Draft 1942] in the hills above Santa Rosa. His father died in 1940 and his mother in 1949, after which Paul assumed the ranch.

Paul Paroli died in Santa Rosa on January 14, 1984, at the age of 87. Paul was described as 5' 11" tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes, brown hair, and light brown complexion.[Draft 1942]

Sources
  • Draft 1918: World War I Draft Registration, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1920: 18 Feb 1920 Census, Calistoga Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 16 Apr 1930 Census, Rincon Hll Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Draft 1942: 25 Apr 1942, World War II Draft Registration, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California

Dominica (PAROLI) MAGATELLI (~1898-1917)

132. Dominica Paroli was born about 1898, likely in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. She and Domenico Magatelli and had one son:

1321. Albert M. Paroli, Sr. 9 Jun 1917 17 Mar 1992 (74)
Malugani-Magatelli Connections
Dominica's husband, Domenico Magatelli, was a younger brother of Benjamin "Tony" Magatelli who married Serena Malugani, Dominica's cousin on her mother's side, hence two Magatelli brothers married two Malugani cousins.

Domenico Magatelli was from Tovo di Sant'Agata, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy. He emigrated, departing from Le Havre, France, aboard the La Gascogne and arrived at Ellis Island on March 14, 1911. Upon arrival he stated he was to join his sister Bettina in Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, California, by way of San Francisco. His elder brother Tony had immigrated seven years earlier, his half-brother Frank Rochetti afterward in 1913, and their widowed mother after that in 1931.

In December 1917, Domenico was loading explosives (either black powder or dynamite) on to a wagon when it ignited, perhaps by a lit cigar that Domenico discarded. Domenico escaped with his life but Dominica was thrown from the wagon and died a few days later on December 28. She was only about 19 years old. Their son Albert was just months old.

Domenico Magatelli tragically took his life five months later at Dominica's grave. He reportedly was found by his half-brother Frank Rochetti.

Their infant son Albert was adopted by Dominica's parents and raised as a Paroli.

Sources
  • Cen 1910: 6 May 1910 Census, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California

Charles Frank PAROLI (1901-1981)

133. Charles Frank Paroli was born on May 5, 1901, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California. He was very close to his older brother Paul and wherever Paul could be found Charlie was usually nearby.

Charles Frank Paroli died in Santa Rosa on June 1981 at the age of 80.

Sources
  • Cen 1920: 18 Feb 1920 Census, Calistoga Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California
  • Cen 1930: 16 Apr 1930 Census, Rincon Hll Road, Santa Rosa Township, Sonoma County, California