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Giovanna Corosu

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Chiappone Family: A picture of Giovanna taken in Rome on July 10, 1956

Miss Giovanna Corosu left Naples and was on her way to Buffalo, NY to live with her sister Julia. Giovanna was playing cards on the Upper Deck when the collsion occured.  Giovanna recollects "While waiting to be rescued, we prayed the Rosary. (Mrs. Antonina Errante, myself and others.) I lowered myself into a lifeboat with the rope provided. Went into the ship Thomas and watched the Andrea Doria take its last breath."

 

 

 

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Headlines in the July 26, 1956 edition of The Buffalo Evening News gave Buffalonians details of the tragic Andrea Doria sinking. Chiappone Family: Photograph taken July 17, 1956 prior to the departure from Naples. Giovanna is standing alone on the upper deck.
 

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