Janet Claudell (Jackson) Vitale

 Updated picture taken June 9, 2005 at our
granddaughters wedding

Janet with husband Sam
Photo taken July 13, 2002

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Dolly with tongue out
This is our family Christmas of 1998,
1 grandchild is missing.
My mother passed away in 2000 
at the age of 97.
This is our first Great Granddaughter:
Jade Marie Wooten
born on Easter Sunday 
March 31,2002
My children with their spouse's
Our youngest son Steve
with his wife Kim Klocke (Vitale)
married 15 years this October
they have 2 son's
Steve Jr. age 11
& Curtis age 8.
Our Oldest Son Sam III
with his wife Lisa Coppotelli
Sam has 3 sons from his 
first marriage to Lisa Corea.
Sam IV age 22,
Joe age 20,
and Tony age 17.
Our third son Nick 
married to Brenda Feigl
and he has 4 children from 
his first wife Tonia Tucker.
Tiffany age 16,
Nick Jr. age 15,
Brittany age 12,
and Casey age 10.
Our one and only daughter
Gina married to John Murphy
24 years ago.
They have 3 children
Shawn age 22,
Rose age 19,
and Zach age 12.

I love the web page you have set up it is great. I wish we would have had this technology years ago.
I am still learning.  I got my computer almost 3 years ago and have been exploring ever since.
"I love it"

Sam and I will be married 45 years in December. We have 4 children,12 grandchildren,& 1 great grandchild.  We retired 2 years ago, Sam owned a small Printing Ink Manufacturing business for about 23 years & I finished 34 years with Pattonville School Dist. as a Driver/Trainer.

For the past 3 years I have spent most of my time working on our  Family Tree.  I got interested in genealogy and I am always finding out something new.  Sam's family of course came from Italy, he told me I was wasting my time-(wrong thing to say)-I dug my heals in and went to town. I made contact with a cousin in California, from there to Palermo, and Milano, Italy. I keep in touch with a cousin in Milan as he speaks English. We found 4 sibling's that we did not know about when we got the family civil record from Partinico on his father's family.

This hobby cost me money but I have fun and it is so interesting to find out your heritage. I have put together about 12 Family Tree Albums which I am sure you know soaks up Ink and Paper, Office Max loves me. My hobbies are of course genealogy, counted cross-stitch, crochet, knitting, & a few crafts when the need arises. I am currently working on a "THOMAS KINKADE" 

We have a Little Hairy kid that goes by the name of Miss Dolly Vitale, she is a Shihtzu and Queen of the house.

Jan Vitale


Update on my BIO

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1st picture is of Keelyn, our great grandson and me.

2nd picture is of Sam's sister and her husband his cousin Dina and her husband and us at their summer home in Terrasini, Sicily June 2007.

3rd picture  is of Vernon Valvero, Sam, myself and Jean on the cruise to Hawaii at dinner celebrating our 50th anniversary December of 2007.

4th and 5th pictures - are of the new Memorial wall as you walk in to the Wentzville Police Dept where a drawing of our grandson hangs along with another police officer who died a few hours after Sam due to illness.

6th picture is of our great granddaughter Jade.   She is 7 years old and was just in a wedding.

Due to my interest in genealogy in June of 2007 we made a trip to Sicily with Sam's sister & her husband and met for the first time there cousins and saw where there father grew up and met other family members. In December of 2007 we made a trip to Hawaii for our 50th wedding anniversary. Our best man and his wife went with us we had a great time.

January 2009 our second great grand child was born his name is Keelyn and a real sweet heart so now we have 2 great grandchildren 1 girl and 1 boy.

June 4 2009 Sam had open heart surgery with a quadruple by pass and aorta valve he is doing good still working on gaining his strength.

Since January of this year I have been working on loosing a few pounds and have managed to shed 26.5 pounds hoping for another 10,I feel better and have more energy.

I hope all is well with your family and all is good just taking one day at a time.

Life is good and full of so many memories.

Jan Vitale


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