Passing of a Cousin

Regina (Jeanne) Bernadette Genetti Murphy
1924-2019

I am sad to share with you the news that one of our Genetti cousins passed away last evening (October 1st). Born in 1924, Regina (Jeanne) Bernadette Genetti Murphy was ninety-five years old and a first generation Tyrolean American. Jeanne was the daughter of Faustino Genetti and Maria Matilda Turri, both of Castelfondo.

Faustino and Matilda Genetti settled in Mt. Laffee, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania in the early 1920’s where they raised three children. After marrying in 1956, Jeanne made Philadelphia her home. Only recently in 2016 did she reconnect with the Pennsylvania Genetti family. After sending us an email through the family website, Jeanne became a fan of our blog posts with a yearning to learn more about her Tyrolean heritage.

Jeanne’s branch of the Genetti family tree is a distant cousin to my own branch, with Jeanne and Bill Genetti of Hazleton related as half 4th cousins. However, after researching this particular Genetti line in order to add it to our tree, I found that I was also related to Jeanne through a different family (the Battisti family of Cavareno, Val di Non) as a third cousin, once removed. It was a pleasure to correspond with Jeanne during the past three years as she shared her memories with me of a very long and well-lived life.

We send our love and sympathies to Jeanne’s family at this time of sadness.

  5 comments for “Passing of a Cousin

  1. October 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    My sincere condolences to you, Louise, and to everyone in Jeanne’s extended Genetti family.

  2. October 2, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Sorry to here the news but thank you for sharing.

    • L.Roach
      October 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you Allen.

  3. L.Roach
    October 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you Lynn.

  4. Helene Prehatny
    October 2, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    May she have Eternal Memory.

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