Louisa Scarzella Gaudioso was born April 5, 1909, in San Laranzo, Reggie Calabria, Italy. She came to America via Ellis Island in 1918. She married Frank Gaudioso in 1924 and had four children: Rose Palmieri, Dominick Gaudioso, Carmella Russo and Lillian Staffa (now deceased). She and her husband owned F&D Hardware in Copiague, still family- owned. Louisa was widowed in 1994. She has 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.- Darlene Gein