God bless Big Nonno – He is the Patriarch of the famiglia.
Big Nonno in Chicago
He is the father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is now almost 84 years young – He has lived on his own since big Nanna passed almost 15 years ago. He still works part-time, tends a large vegetable garden, cooks, cleans, cans vegetables, makes sausage, sopressata, capicola, prosciutto, etc.