DiGerolamo (Bess Roppolo) Domino (Mary Roppolo) Roppolo (John Tony)
Family of Antonino Roppolo (Overview)

The Family John & Rosalia Roppolo

(John Tony Roppolo was the brother of Bess DiGerolamo & Mary Domino)


Rosalie & John Roppolo



The Waco News-Tribune, December 18, 1947


John Tony Roppolo, 74, died at his home, 2500 Orchard Lane, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Church of the Assumption, Rev. J.J. Kearns officiating, burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday in Wilkerson-Hatch Chapel.

Survivors: His widow, of Waco; two sons, A.J. and Joe Roppolo, both of Waco; five daughters, Mrs. A.F. Flippin (sic) of LaFeria, Texas, Mrs. Alex Marietti (sic) of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Ann Stokes of Forth Worth, Mrs. Tony DeMaria Sr. and Mrs. Mack Richie, both of Waco; one sister, Mrs. Bessie DeGirolama (sic) of Baton Rouge, La: 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers: Sam Vitrano, Sam Colombo, Martin Ducas, Joe DeMaria, Jr., Sam Fife, and J.C. Tusa.

Wilkerson-Hatch Funeral Home, 1124 Washington Avenue, phone 63.

The Waco News- Tribune, June 25, 1952

Mrs. Rosalie Roppolo, 76,

Dies After Long Illness

Mrs. Rosalie Roppolo of Orchard Lane, resident of Waco the past 60 years, died at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Riche (sic), 920 North Ninth Street. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Roppolo, 76, had been ill more than three years. Surviving are two sons, A.J. Roppolo and Joe Roppolo, both of Waco: five daughters, Mrs. Ann Stokes of Fort Worth, Mrs. Josie DeMaria and Mrs Mary Riche, both of Waco, Mrs. Gennie Mariotti of Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Lena Flippen of LaFeria.


Roppolo Family Photos


Tony (AJ) Roppolo - Waco, Texas (1900-1974)



  • Giovanni (John Tony) Roppolo (1873-1947)
  • Rosalia (Rosalie) Apicella Roppolo (1878-1952)


  • Anna Roppolo (1896-xxxx)(#1)
  • Gioacchino Schiro (Jack Schiro)

1. Joseph Schiro (1912-1940)(Chicago, IL)


  • Lena (Antonina) Roppolo (1897-1968)(#2)
  • James W. Catalina (Ital-Catalano) (1895-1985)(1st marriage)
  • Albert Franklin Flippin (1884-1972)(2nd marriage)

1. Viola Catalina (1917-2004) wed William Musia (1910-1980)

a. William Samuel Musia (b.1937)(Escondido, CA)

b. Joann (Josephine Ann) Musia (b.1942) wed Marvin Virgil Smith (Garland, TX)

1. Debra Lynne Smith (b.1959) (Dallas, TX)

2. Lisa Anne Smith (b.1962) wed Christopher Dural Goodwin

2. William James Catalina (b.1918) wed Lena Muse (Houston, TX)

a. James William Catalina (b.1944) wed Sheryl Denisue Standifer (Harris Co., TX)

1. Crystal Lynn Catalina (b.1984) (Harris Co., TX)

3. John Joseph Catalina (b.1922) wed Mary Esther Moore (LaFeria, TX)

a. (John) David Catalina (b.1947) wed Marilyn Wynnell Mueller (Abilene, TX)

1. Stacy Deann Catalina (b.1969) wed (Robert) Michael Christopher (Fort Worth, TX)

2. Melissa Kay Catalina wed Kelly Don Hair (Abilene, TX)

3. Julie Ann Catalina (b.1965) wed (William) Anthony Wink

4. Lindy Renee Catalina (b.1984)


  • Anthony John "A.J." Roppolo (1900-1974)(#3)
  • Genevieve "Gennie" Guarisco (1902-1981)

1. Rosalie Marie Roppolo (1924-1999) wed (Hubert) Thomas Hill (1920-2008)

a. Toni Ann Hill (b.1945) wed (Harold) Anthony Bartmess (1st marriage); wed Wilford "Corky" Charles Solomon (2nd marriage); wed Scott D. Donley (3rd marriage)

1. (Harold) Anthony Bartmess (1966-2011)

2. Jennifer Pauline Bartmess (b.1967) wed Abelardo "Lalo" E. Cruz

3. Richard Charles Solomon (b.1969) wed Kelley

4. Eric Solomon wed Eleanor

b. Hubert "Hub" Thomas Hill, Jr. (b.1947) wed Gloria Faye Toll (Royse City, TX)

1. Laurie Ann Hill (b.1985)

2. Sarah Michelle Hill (b.1989)

c. Paul Henry Hill (b.1956) wed Gayle Linkous (Robstown, TX)

1. Cynthia Jeanette Hill (b.1975)

2. Stefanie Michelle Hill (b.1987)

d. Mark Alfred Hill (b.1957)

e. Christopher Joseph Hill (1962-1992) wed Anita Pearson

f. Rose Ellen Hill (b.1964) wed John E. Shaver (1st marriage), wed Ronald Daniel (2nd marriage)

2. Eleanor Roppolo (1929-2001) wed Charles Whitmire (1927-1995)

a. Catherine Marie Whitmire (b.1951) wed Bobby Wayne Young (Conroe, TX)

1. Christine Elaine Young (b.1972)

b. Charles Joseph Whitmire (b.1956) wed Anne Elizabeth Bouchard (Waco, TX)

1. Mary Elizabeth Whitmire (b.1982)

2. Sarah Marie Whitmire (b.1987)

c. Mary "Kiki" Janette Whitmire (b.1957) wed Herbert "Bert" Eugene Gravley (Dallas Co, TX)

1. Genevieve Elena Gravley (b.1981)


  • Josephine Roppolo (1902-1978)(#4)
  • Anthony DeMaria (1897-1963)

1. Anthony DeMaria, Jr. (1920-1991) wed Lillie Catherine Casciola (b.1934)

a. Gary DeMaria (b.1955) wed Margaret Sue Key

1. Michael Gary DeMaria (b.1981)

2. Bryan Daniel DeMaria (b.1986)

b. Gregory DeMaria (b.1956) wed Deborah Kay Spillman (1st marriage); wed Janet L. Gill (2nd marriage)

1. Sasha Nicole DeMaria (b.1979)

2. Anthony Nicholas DeMaria (b.1984)

c. Gina DeMaria (b.1958) wed Robert W. Martin

d. Geoffrey DeMaria (b.1962) wed Elizabeth Ann Simicik


  • Jennie Roppolo (1904-1985)(#5)
  • Edward Ernst (1903-1985)(1st marriage)
  • Achille (Alex) Mariotti (1900-1985)(2nd marriage)

1. John Ernst (1926-2009) wed Gloria Miller

a. Dawn Ernst wed David Lauer (1st marriage); wed Richard Spina (2nd marriage); wed Thomas Sculley (3rd marriage)

1. Jason Lauer wed Elizabeth (Milwaukee, WI).

2. Joshua Lauer (Newport Ritchley, FL) Spina, div.

3. Anthony Spina

b. Richard Ernst wed Sharon Suderski (Chicago, IL)

1. Jennifer Ernst

2. Sara Ernst

3. Richard Ernst, Jr

c. John "Jae" Ernst wed June Roth (Crystal Lake, IL)

1. Jason Ernst (Chicago, IL)

2. Jonathan Ernst

d. Paul Ernst wed Noreen O’Donell (Sterling Heights, MI)

1. Neal Ernst (Schaumburg, IL)

2. Richard W. Ernst (1927-1990) wed Jean

a. Gregory Richard Ernst (Costa Mesa, CA)


  • Mary Roppolo (1908-1965)(#6)
  • Mack Richie (Ital-Rizzuto) (1902-1950)(1st marriage)
  • R.L. Brewer (xxxx-xxxx)(2nd marriage)

1. Anna Mae Richie (1924-2001) wed James William Smith (1922-1990)

a. James William Smith, Jr. (b.1961) wed Janet McKinney

2. William Mack Richie (1931-2009) wed Vera Norman

a. (William) Mack Richie, Jr. (b.1955) wed Carol Ann Rogers (Ozona, TX)

1. Sara Nicole Richie (b.1986)

2. (William) Barrett Richie (b.1988)

b. Milton Wayne Richie (b.1961) wed Wendy Colette Shawn (Waxahachie, TX)

1. (Whitney) Caitlyn Richie (b.1988)

2. (Shelby) Cathleyn Richie (b.1990)

c. (twin) Mark Dwayne Richie (b.1961) (Red Oak, TX)


  • Paul Roppolo (1911-1946)(#7)
  • Margaret Mary Snider (1911-1954)

1. Patricia Ann Roppolo (b.1937) wed Maurice Wayne Miller (Arlington, TX)

a. Vickie Lynn Miller (b.1957)(Bexar Co, TX)

b. Kevin Wayne Miller (b.1959) (McLennan Co., TX)

2. Paul Edward Snider (changed surname) (b.1939) wed Carol (Fort Worth, TX)


  • Anna Roppolo (1915-1969)(#8)
  • Horace Arthur Stokes, Jr. (1913-1982)


  • Joseph Louis Roppolo (1918-1965)(#9)
  • Lydia Jewell (1917-2007)

1. John Wayne Roppolo (b.1939) wed Marilyn Frances Royce (b.1938) (Carrollton, TX)

a. Robin Renee Roppolo (b.1965) wed Jeffrey T. Logan (1st marriage); wed Randy W. Dotson (2nd marriage); wed Mark Doblo (3rd marriage)

b. Joseph William Roppolo (b.1967) wed Lesli D Ermel

c. (John) Mark Roppolo (b.1970) wed Lynn.

d. Mary Beth Roppolo (b.1973) wed Robert Bland



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