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Francesconi H. Ezzi

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

32070850

 

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 10, 1944
Buried at: Calvary Cemetery
                  State Highway 70 & Hampton Road
                  Cherry Hill NJ 08002          
Awards: Purple Heart


STAFF SERGEANT FRANCESCONI H. EZZI was the son of Alfonso and Nicoletta Ezzi, who had both emigrated to America from Italy. The eighth of thirteen children, he had been born in Pennsylvania in 1917. The family moved to Camden NJ around 1926, and in 1930 the Ezzi family was renting a home at 338 Chestnut Street. Alphonse Ezzi was working as construction laborer, and the grown children had found work in Camden's many factories, daughters Mary and Julia working for Campbell Soup and RCA-Victor, sons William and Albert for a cork company. The other children were Albert, Pauline, Anna, James, Arthur, Adaline, Louise,  Monica and Dolores. The Ezzi family later moved to 248 Pine Street in Camden NJ. By 1940 they had moved to 412 Pine Street.

Frank Ezzi had attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, and had worked for the Continental Can Company and Campbell Soup. He had gone into the Army in 1939 and had been discharged, only to be drafted in April of 1941.

Frank Ezzi went overseas in December of 1941. He was killed in action at St. Lo, France on July 10, 1944. He was survived by his wife, the former Anna Vaneria, daughtr Frances Ezzi, 6, his parents, four brothers, and eight sisters. Two of his brothers were serving in the Army, Corporal James Ezzi, and Corporal Arthur Ezzi. His death was reported in the August 1944 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.

Staff Sergeant Ezzi was brought home after the war. In April of 1948 he was buried at Calvary Cemetery in  what was them Delaware Township (present day Cherry Hill) NJ, where he rests next to his parents.



Many thanks to Staff Sergeant Ezzi's daugher, Frances Ezzi Haney, for her assistance in with this webpage.


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