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* Albanese/MacDonald Home Page Canada*

Updated January 22, 2005

My name is Louis Francis Albanese.I was born October 19,1955 in Welland,Ontario,Canada to Angelo Louis Albanese and Violet Lois MacDonald Albanese.I am a dental surgeon,and live in Fonthill,Ontario. My grandfather Michael Louis Albanese came to Welland,Ontario,Canada from San Giorgio Morgeto,Italy via Ellis Island,New York somewhere around 1910.He went back to see action with the Italian armed forces during the 1914-1918 war(after attempting to enlist with the Canadian Armed Forces),and was wounded at the battle of Caporetto(immediately following the ELEVENTH Battle of the Isonzo).His brother Angelo Albanese was also present at the action at Caporetto.After the war he returned to Welland,Ontario,where he lived with my grandmother Angelina Albanese(nee Bombino) until his death in 1991.They had three children:George Albanese(living)
Domenic Albanese(living)
and my father Dr.Angelo Louis Albanese (deceased August 21,1991)

My mothers maiden name is MacDonald. She was born and raised in Plymouth,Pictou County,Nova Scotia Canada.Her father(my grandfather)was Joseph Hugh MacDonald born August 8,1882 in Bridgeville,Pictou County ,Nova Scotia,and her mother Violet Annie Vacheresse White MacDonald born March 26,1898 Plymouth,Pictou County,Nova Scotia Canada. My grandfather saw action in France and Belgium with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War (1914-1918).I know he saw action at the Battle of Ypres,and was exposed to German poison gas .
My grandmothers' first husband,George Wilson White,born at Anderson's Mountain,Little Harbour,Nova Scotia died July 4th 1923 at age 25 as a result of injuries sustained through exposure to German poison gas attacks in France,1916-1918.At age 18 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force,the Tenth Siege Battery,under the command of Lieutenant Donald Cantley,and proceeding overseas in 1916 served as gunner with the Canadian Forces for the balance of the war period,going with the army of occupation to Germany.

My research is in the formative stages,and any information about the aforementioned family lines would be greatly appreciated.

Dr.Louis F.Albanese
Fonthill,Ontario Canada

Louis Francis Albanese
P.O.Box 602
Fonthill, Ontario LOS 1E0
Fax: 905-892-1174

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