Frances Tapella

Frances Tapella Zagarri Family

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Frances Marie Tapella Zagarri

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Frances Tapella was the seventh child and third daughter of Geralamo Tapella, born in St. Louis on November 6, 1918, the last of the family born in the US.

Fran, as she was known, worked many years at ???.

The best story going around is when Fran started dating Sam Zagarri, she was invited to dinner at her brother Louis's house. When Louis found out that Sam was Sicilian, he refused to have them come, for there was significant bias against southern Italians. It took the intervention of Louis's wife Lena to resolve the issue and, as they say, the rest is history. He married Sam on July 8, 1945. Thier first residence on Shaw Ave. near Viviano's market. They had two sons, Gerald and Ronald. As their family expanded, they moved to a new home in South County off Weber Road. Their basement hosted many family parties.

by Charles Tapella


Descendants of Frances Marie Tapella Zagarri, Child of Geralamo Tapella
1Gerolamo Tapella (June 14, 1870 - April 25, 1946) married in Italy about 1896
Francesca Bonali (July 13, 1876 - November 10, 1918)
2.Frances Marie Tapella (November 6, 1918 - March 7, 2008) married July 8, 1945
Sam Paul Zagarri (April 20, 1919 - November 6, 1993)

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3..Gerald Louis Zagarri (October 25, 1947) married February 23, 1973
Patricia Ann Schulte (July 28, 1948)
4...Sarah Ann Zagarri (July 9, 1975) married August 4, 2001
Andrew Krueger (April 4, 1973)
5....Thomas Joseph Krueger (August 21, 2004)
5....Olivia Edith Krueger (March 4, 2008)
4...Jessica Ann Zagarri (November 19, 1977) married July 30, 2011
Benjamin Roman Schmitt
3..Ronald Charles Zagarri (November 30 1949)