Luisa Gianturco Donnis was born May 8, 1913, in Chicago. She is the second oldest of eight children. Luisa was about 18 months old when her family moved back to Italy. At 17, Luisa returned to the United States to help provide for her family in Italy. In 1939 she married Pasquale Donnis and had five children -- three boys and two girls. Luisa has 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. They lived in Manhattan until 1969 and then moved to Central Islip. After being widowed in 1985, Luisa moved to Lindenhurst. She enjoys watching Mass on television and visits from her family.