Florence Marchione Nicolella

Marchione family 1950s
Front row: Florence, Lucido, Angelina / Back row: Vera, Louise, Millie

Florence Marchione Nicolella is the daughter of Italian immigrants from the province of Salerno, near Naples. Florence, who still lives in the house she grew up in and later shared with her husband Carl Nicolella, was one of the first Italian American women to work for the Bell Telephone Company. Her oral history reflects on the lives of Italian American women.