‘Dona Norda’ long time resident of the St Louis Italian Neighborhood
Leonarda Gianino also known as ‘Dona Narda’ to residents came to the US in 1913. Her husband Pete, and children Carmella and Frank lived at 2020 Marconi Ave. Pete Gianino worked as laborer in the clay pipe industry. Leonarda retired at 56 years of age after working forty- three years at Liggett and Meyers cutting, mixing and racking tobacco.
“The Hill” shares her secret to happiness.