Vincenza Pileggi Cosentino
by Daughter Mariann Cosentino
December 18, 1953
Vincenza (Pileggi) Cosentino and her children Giulia and Francesco Cosentino departed Naples, Italy on December 8, 1953 on the Conte Biancomano and arrived in Halifax Pier #21 on December 18, 1953.
There were a total of 20 friends and family members who departed from their village, San Nicola da Crissa, Catanzaro and shared this voyage to their new country.
The entire group boarded a train and headed towards Toronto and from that point they went in their different directions.
Vincenza and her children headed north to Kirkland Lake/Lauder Lake to join her husband Lorenzo who was working in the mines as was many other relatives and friends.
In the late 1950's the family grew to 5 children and settled in Toronto area.