The decedents of brothers Adolpho, Settimo and Octavio Pistoresi gathered Sunday at the home of Sam and Joy Pistoresi of Madera for a family reunion. The brothers immigrated to America from Lucca, Badia, Tuscany, Italy in the early 1900s.
“We had seven generations represented,” said Sam.
A committee comprised of cousins Monte Pistoresi, Judy Favini, Bob Loquaci, Karla Stockli, Bob Mariscotti, Betty Montanari and Sam, worked six months planning the celebration. The family has hosted these reunions every two years since 1999. At that time, there were 252 descendants and 202 of them attended the party, said Sam.
“We have lost quite a few of the older family members,” said Betty Montanari...