Mary Abela, Kathy's mom, is in the front row, center, with the bow on her head. Her mother, Josephine (Giusippina)Gatt Abela, is behind her, to the right, with the beautiful embroidered dress. Mary's grandmother, Theresa Gatt, is behind her to the left.
*Theresa (Sapienza) Gatt (second row, center) had five children: Alfred, Tancred, Giusippina (Josephine) (Mary's mother), Dolores, Tessie and John. All of them are pictured in this portrait. See description below.
Here, John Gatt is in the back right, and his wife Emma near center, next to the baby, Edwin. On the far right, front is Lea, front center is Louis. Back left in the oldest son John. Behind Lea, and in front of his father, smiling, is Sydney.
A PORT SAID Childhood
Kathy's mom, Mary Abela
was born of Maltese parents, in Port Said, Egypt. in 1920.
An ABELA Port Said Album 1920 to 1937
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THE GRECH FAMILY
Mary's Mom, Jopephine Gatt, had two children. Her first son John Grech was the child of her first marriage. The other was Kathy's mom, the daughter of Michael Abela and Josephine Gatt, Mary Abela Endress. Recently (May, 2005) John's daughter and her family have found our website, and made contact with Mary. We been ourt of touch for about 50 years!
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Mary's mother's maiden name was "Gatt"
grandson of Mary's mother's sister Tessie Gatt, finds us from Canada
"Port Said Revisited"
a wonderful book, reminiscence of her similar childhood experience in Port Said.
George Smith, of Hamilton, Canada, has written about his mother