Sally and Mary Aloia

Sally and Mary Aloia (pictured here in 2017) are the daughters of Italian immigrants from the province of Salerno near Naples. Their parents and six siblings maintained a large farm on the hillside above East Maiden Street and sold produce all over city of Washington.

Aloia Children

Virginia Aloia, the oldest sister of Sally and Mary Aloia, cared for younger siblings while their parents worked on the family farm.