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Barbara Ciongoli

1946 — 2021

Place of Birth: New York City, New York

Italian Heritage: Connected to Italy through her husband Ken Ciongoli

Significant Life / Work Experience: Studied Italian at University of Pennsylvania, at John Cabot University in Rome, holds a graduate degree in education.

History with VICA: Active early member, organized performances of La Befana, picnics and Carnevale.

"My mom met my dad in Italy while both were at Penn, studying at John Cabot University in Rome. She shared with him a love for all things Italian, and was a prime mover in organizing events, performances and activities for VICA, starting form its early days."

Happy Ciongoli  |  Daughter