DORA L. CUBELLO
Date of Arrival
April 23, 1956
Age on Arrival
I arrived to New York on April 23, 1956. I was very young. I came from Catanzaro, Calabria. I came with my parents and brother.
It was very difficult for us since we didn't have much money. My mother got a job in a factory and supported the family. My father couldn't work at first because he was not well. He died in 1961. My mother worked hard to support my brother and myself. I can proudly say that because of her support, my brother and I both went to college.
I''ve been a teacher in NYC for 33 years. I teach Italian and Spanish. Even though I am very assimilated, I have never forgotten certain Italian traditions which I have now passed on to my children. I am a proud Italian and proud of what Italians have contributed to this country.
Left to right: Dora, her mother and her brother Luigi