Rina Ferrarelli


As Interviewed by Maggie Provost, March 16, 2018
"It took us five years."
Rina Ferrarelli

Introductory Profile: About Rina Ferrarelli

My grandmother moved to America for a better life after losing her father and mother as a young girl in Italy. She moved to America with her brother and moved in with her uncles and aunts. It took a while for her to get used to her new life but she always seemed to see the more positive side of things about her trip and early years in America. Immigrants were mistreated but my grandmother didn’t care what people thought of her she just wanted to work hard and finish her education. While I was interviewing her she talked about her boat trip, her life in Italy, and her schooling in America.