FRANK COLLINO - One of the substantial citizens and business men who have adopted the United States as their
country is Frank Collino, proprietor of a shop for stone cutting and granite monuments at No. 3301 East Tremont
Avenue, The Bronx, New York City. He is loyal to the ideals of his new country and a finished artist in his own
trade, financially successful. Frank Collino was born in Naples, Italy, October 4, 1872, son of Michael Collino,
a stone cutter of Naples, and his wife, Philomena (Lambiosa) Collino.
He was educated in the public schools of Naples, and served his apprenticeship at stone cutting and stone carving
in his native city, beginning at the age of ten to learn the trade. At the age of fourteen he came to the United
States, settling first in New York City and engaging in his trade. He then went to Easter Island, Connecticut,
near New Haven, where he was employed as a stone cutter. Returning to Italy, he served three years in the army,
and on completion of his military obligations came back to the New World. For three years he followed his trade
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then returned to New York City. In 1917 he established his own shop at No. 3301
East Tremont Avenue, The Bronx, where he purchased the property, erected his house and shop, and launched into
a business which has greatly prospered. Fine cutting and carving are done in his shop by the several cutters who
assist him, and a steady business in marble monuments is part of his activity. Mr. Collino took out his citizenship
papers at the age of twenty five and is an admirable exponent of the value to this country of the naturalized citizen.
He is a member of St. Raymond's Roman Catholic Church, The Bronx.
On December 23, 1896, in White Plains, Westchester County, Frank Collide married Grazia Pirone, daughter of Antonio
and Madelena (Apostolico) Pirone. Children: 1. Fannie Collino, born December 10, 1897; married to John Brosino,
and they are the parents of a daughter, Jeannette Brosino, born in 1921. 2. Michael Collide, born October 3, 1899.
3. Madelena Collide, born April 5, 1901, married to Frank Pavia, and the mother of a daughter, Gracie Pavia, born
July 16, 1923. 4. Annie Collide, born January 19, 1903; married to William Letterman, and mother of one daughter,
Dorothy Letterman, born October 11, 1923.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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