THE PLANE CRASH OF OLGIATE OLONA (ITALY) OF JUNE 26, 1959

 

 

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June 26, 2021
Today our thoughts turn to our loved ones who perished in the disastrous air crash of 1959. But we also think of the wonderful people of Olgiate Olona and all those who are perpetuate the memory of those who died that sad day. We very much appreciate your continued remembrance of our loved ones. With gratitude,
The George Clam Family, USA - Relatives of the Rey & Fuda families


June 10, 2021
The seventy immortal lives, and the victims of the covid pandemic added this year, remain alive in my memory and stimulate me to continue on the path of goodness, to build a better society. Thanks to the organizing staff.
Silvana Scanagatta, Italy


February 18, 2021
Thank you for your continued efforts to remember the victims of the 1959 air disaster. We especially appreciate the special remembrance of my grandmother, Anna Rey, at the memorial mass on Saturday. Mille grazie,
The George Clam Family, USA - Relatives of the Rey & Fuda families


December 24, 2020
Wishing everyone, especially those involved with the olgiateolona26giugno1959.com project, a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
The George Clam Family, USA - Relatives of the Rey & Fuda families


December 23, 2020
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy yera 2021. By an Air Force Surveillance airman of i.T. 81st Group, 68th Course.
Vincenzo Donzello, Italy


December 23, 2020
Wishing the wonderful people of Olgiate Olona a most sincere Merry Christmas and blessings for a happy and healthy New Year. I appreciate all that you do to keep the memories of the 70 immortal souls close to my heart. Respectfully,
John Clam, USA - Relative of the Rey & Fuda families


December 23, 2020
Thank you very much for the wishes. The families of those who perished appreciate you very much!
Don Rey, USA - son of Manuel Rey, nephew of Jesus and Anna Rey


December 23, 2020
Heartfelt thanks for the wishes, high appreciation for what you are doing for the community.
Giorgio Volpi, Italy


December 23, 2020
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy Year to come, full of good intentions to be realized, close to the heart of each of us and of all humanity.
Silvana Scanagatta, Italy


October 30, 2020
What hell did mean to my dad Antonio - that fateful June 26, 1959 -, for me has always been a story told since my young age, a sad story of 70 immortal victims. Thanks also to him, these 70 victims are still immortal. I’m not good with words so please forgive me, but now he too is with them to watch over us, and as you will surely keep his historical memory alive so I will do too, because this is what great men do: they teach and leave us a piece of them to remember and keep alive. My dad considered you like a big family, and indirectly in everyday life you also became the same for us, thanks to his stories and events. He loved each of you, by feeling – since the very first moments - a great bond born from a dramatic event, from the hell of that night that was lived with difficult memories for part of his life, then turned into a source of pride: having become a historical memory, taking away a little anguish from the memory. As a son I lost a great man and it will be my duty to carry on his memory. To conclude, a big heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you of the committee of June 26, 1959, to all those who sent a message, to those who attended the funerals, to those who remembered him: THANKS TO ALL REALLY! A beautiful phrase that I have read that represents my father a lot is “blue skies, great man”. Now, aviation - his passion - and that tragic day both have to do with flying: he will fly watching over us.
Andrea and Elena, Antonio Monti’s son and daughter, Italy


October 29, 2020
Dear All: the Armanetti and Capozzi family express their condolences to the family of Antonio Monti. His heartfelt selfless service as a firefighter present that fateful day of June 26, 1959, is a testament to the infinite connection we all share. I am grateful I had the opportunity to meet him in person at the 50th Commemoration back in 2009, which I attended with my brother, Leonardo. Grazie Antonio! Pace e Bene,
Angelo Capozzi, The Netherlands - Grandson of Leonardo Armanetti


October 27, 2020
Antonio Monti. So very, very sad this incredibly wonderful man passed away Sunday morning, October 25th. He was a first responder at the TWA Flight 891 crash in Olgiate Olona, Italy on June 26, 1959 of which my father, Frank W. Ellis, was the First Officer. Susan and I first met Antonio in 2010 at the service for the victims and families of the crash when our interpreter, Federica Baù told us a man wanted to meet us. He put his arms around us, hugged us tightly, said something in Italian and walked away. She then told us he was the firefighter pictured on the cover of Alberto Colombo’s book, Il disastro aereo del 26 Giugno 1959 a Olgiate Olona. Over the next 10 years through e-mails, Facebook, messenger, Google Translator and our annual visits to Italy we came to know and love him as family. He referred to us as his daughters and when he put his arms around us I felt through him the love of my father who I had never known. He is now reunited with his beloved Marisa and infant son. My deepest condolences to his son, Andrea, and his daughter, Elena, their families and Antonio’s many friends. Forever you are in my heart. Rest In Peace dearest Antonio.
Kathleen Ellis, USA - relative of Frank W. Ellis


October 27, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of the recent death of Antonio Monti. He has been a connection with the 1959 air disaster since the beginning, we were so happy to meet him and his wife when we visited the memorial. He also shared a special connection with my mother, Anna Rey Clam. May he rest in peace.
George Clam, USA - Relative of the Rey & Fuda families


October 26, 2020
Dear Staff, I’m sorry to hear of Antonio’s passing. My siblings and I so enjoyed meeting with him at the memorial. Condolences to his family. God Bless.
Judy Goro, USA - Relative of the Rey & Fuda families


October 26, 2020
I express my heartfelt condolences to the family of firefighter Antonio Monti, for his precious and meritorious work carried out in the rescue of the victims of the plane crash that the Municipality of Olgiate Olona commemorates with heartfelt and shared testimony every year in June. Rest in peace.
Silvana Scanagatta, Italy


September 28, 2020
Hi everyone. Thank you so much for the memory from Franco Giove. It warmed my heart that they said the rosary at that moment, reading that made me cry. God bless those nuns and the children.
Judy Goro, Rey and Fuda family, USA


July 29, 2020
Hello, my name is Don Rey and I lost five family members in the plane crash of June 26, 1959. Thank you and may God bless you for doing all of the good work to memorialize the precious lives of my family.
Don Rey, USA - Relative of the Rey & Fuda families


July 25, 2020
I’m the nephew of my aunt Sophia Doumouras. I never met her, I was born a year later. I think one day I want to travel to Italy, come to your town and meet the mayor and the people because of the wonderful job you guys done over the years which I just discovered. Thank you very much for what the town has done for this tragedy did happen. God bless you all.
Nick Doumouras, USA - Relative of Sophie Doumouras


July 10, 2020
Thank you for the recent video & other information you have circulated about the 1959 air disaster. While it was difficult to watch, it was also comforting to see the care, effort and concern extended by so many of your town’s residents to the victims of the plane crash. It was touching that so much was provided to the victims, people unknown to those providing assistance at the site. We were also sorry to hear of the death of Giuseppe Cerana. We met Mr. Cerana when we attended the Memorial Service in 2014. My family toasted him today while the song, Olgiate Olona 26 Giugno 1959 by Panama Bus played. Salud a tutti! Thank you all for the continuing attention & reverence you continue to show to those who were impacted by the air disaster. We appreciate all your efforts on behalf of our loved ones. With deepest gratitude,
George Clam, USA - Relative of the Rey & Fuda families


July 7, 2020
I’m very saddened to know that our dear Giuseppe Cerana passed away. Heartfelt condolences to the family. Giuseppe is and will always remain with us. Say hello to everyone in Heaven. Ciao.
Antonio Monti, Italy


June 26, 2020
So sad we were unable to travel to Italy this year for this 61st anniversary of TWA flight 891 disaster. Susan and I have been blessed to have been in attendance and participated in the ceremonies each year since 2010. Missing all of our wonderful friends and the Olgiate Olona community we have come to love as family. Thank you all for continuing to remember the souls onboard and their families. Thank you and hugs especially to Nicola Puddu, Alberto and Anna Columbo, Antonio Monti, Maria Enrica Ciserani and Roberto Peschiera, Don Lueke, Federica Baù, Olgiate Olona Mayor Dr. Giovanni Montano and past Mayor Giorgio Volpi.
Kathleen Ellis, USA - relative of Frank W. Ellis


June 26, 2020
Today is the 61st anniversary of our father’s passing. I am especially reflective since Kathy and I can’t be together, nor are we sharing the memorial service in Olgiate Olona, Italy, with the «familia» we have met over the past 10 years. I am so grateful that out of such tragedy came a beautiful connection to the town and its people who took such care to preserve the memory of my father and those aboard TWA flight 891. Our hearts are with you, today and always.
Susan Ellis, USA - relative of Frank W. Ellis


June 26, 2020
This is one of those days that you never forget. Also, today is my day at the TWA Museum. My regards to my friends in Olgiate Olona.
Don Lueke, USA - relative of Donald Albert Lueke


June 25, 2020
Good morning to all my dear, I’regretted not being able to meet each other after so many years, I’m really sad, I am close to you with a virtual hug, I love you, a kiss to everyone, with a strong hug. Hello!
Antonio Monti, Italy


June 24, 2020
We are very grateful that, even in these difficult times, you and the people of Olgiate Olona have found a way to continue your remembrance of those who perished in the 1959 crash. It is a testament to the commitment of all those involved. My wife and I had planned to visit the memorial this year but unfortunately the Covid-19 virus has made that an impossibility. Hopefully we will be able to do so sometime in the future. Despite our absence we will be thinking of you and our loved ones this Friday June 26th. We are eternally grateful for your continued remembrance of those who died. We sincerely hope that you and all the people of Olgiate Olona remain healthy and that life will soon return to normal. With kindest regards,
George & Pat Clam, Rey and Fuda family, USA


June 24, 2020
We thank you for the kind invitation to the ceremony of Commemoration of the plane crash of June 26, 1959, and we inform you that President Zaccheo will not be able to attend due to commitments previously made but he takes this opportunity to express his heartfelt closeness. Best regards,
ENAC Secretariat, Italy


June 16, 2020
I always thank you for what you do. Thank you for keeping the memory alive, in new generations and those who are still tied to the deceased relatives, as I am.
Claudia Zanatta, Italy
for Anna and Giuseppina Genova (Rey-Fuda) with their American relatives



June 10, 2020
My heart will be with all of you on that day. Thank you for all you do. We are incredibly grateful. Love,
Judy Goro, Rey and Fuda family, USA


April 11, 2020
We are very appreciative of your continued remembrance of our loved ones who perished even in light of the terrible virus that has affected us all. May the Lord protect all of you in these times and always. With loving gratitude,
George Clam, Rey and Fuda family, USA


July 18, 2019
Thank you for your beautiful memories and services for our family and others. Our family wanted to travel to Italy for the 60th anniversary, although many personal obstacles changed our plans. We will definitely be traveling there another time when it works better. We will always be so very grateful for remembering our family and such a beautiful way. We look forward in the future to travel there and share this special time once again with the town of Olgiate Olona. Sincerely,
Laurie Sullivan Clam, USA - granddaughter of Jesus and Anna Rey, niece Of Manuel Rey


July 3, 2019
Dear Staff, on the occasion of the commemoration of 60th anniversary of the plane crash of June 26, 1959, as per tradition, a great preparatory work of history, memory and culture was done. It is a project that links the value of human existence with infinity with a very thin thread. A dramatic event that - thanks to you - has become an institutional moment that links faith to memory. Thanks to you, to the school, to the students, to all the guests who came from all over the world and to those who share this memory, always aimed towards the future. With appreciation,
Alda Acanfora, Italy


June 27, 2019
Yesterday, June 26, 2019, in the beautiful Ancient Collegiate Prepositural church of St. Stephen and Lawrence, the ceremony of the 60th anniversary of the plane crash of Olgiate Olona took place. A heartfelt thanks to those who committed - this year too - to remember the seventy lives tragically perished that terrible Friday afternoon. May these seventy lives rest forever in peace, together with the many rescuers who rushed to the scene. A warm hug to the living relatives of the victims. Thanks to rescuers of the time still alive. As Monsignor Luca Raimondi reminded in his homily, it is our duty to keep the Memory alive, because there cannot be a Present nor a Future without Memory.
Salvo Ruotolo, Italy


June 26, 2019
Dear Nicola e Alberto, our thoughts are with you and the people of Olgiate Olona today. On this 60th anniversary of the tragic airplane crash that took the lives of so many, our sorrow is comforted by the knowledge that the people of Olgiate Olona will honor the memory of those who perished. You will never know how much we appreciate the memorial activities and we are forever grateful for all those who work to make this remembrance possible. Our family will be there in spirit and wish to thank you and the people of Olgiate Olona for your continued efforts to preserve the memory of this sad event and the legacy of those who perished. With heartfelt gratitude,
George Clam, Rey and Fuda family, USA


June 26, 2019
Good morning, I’m very late, but I have just found your website and I’m becoming aware of your initiative. I want to share with you a little anecdote, it happened about 25 years ago. At that time I was working in Gorla Minore and, talking with some customers, I was told about the plane crash and the existence of the memorial monument. I was intrigued, so I went to see and I found it in a state of complete abandonment and not very accessible, due to the vegetation that had invaded the site. It was more or less this period, perhaps towards the middle of June and, reading the engraving on the tombstone, I realized that there would have been the anniversary in a few days. I was saddened by the fact that no one kept the memory of the event alive by taking care of the memorial, so I decided to make a small initiative on my own: I did some cleaning of the vegetation in order to get closer to the monument easily, and, on June 26, I brought some flowers in memory of the victims. For this reason I congratulate you, for bringing to people’s attention what happened a long time ago, and for your commitment. Regards,
Paolo Raimondi, Italy


June 25, 2019
On this solemn day in memory of the deceased from the TWA flight crash of June 26, 1959, the Armanetti family descendants of Leonardo Armanetti (Triggiano, Italy, and Chicago, Illinois), send our prayers and gratitude to the people of Olgiate Olona for their heartfelt community of support to all us over the past sixty years. With gratitude, forever to you! Regards,
Louise Anne Armanetti Capozzi - daughter of Leonardo Armanetti -, Angelo Capozzi, Angelo Capozzi Jr., Leonard Capozzi, Jeanne Capozzi, The Netherlands


June 25, 2019
I thank you all, adults and young people, politicians and citizens, who will remember the victims of the plane crash of June 26, 1959, with grace and affection. Among the victims were some of my Italian-American relatives who had just visited my grandmother Rosa Genova - their sister - in Treviso, and my mother, a child at that time. I will not attend the commemoration but you and the victims are all in my heart. Thanks.
Claudia Zanatta, Italy


March 17, 2019
This is so beautiful!! Thank you for always remembering our loved ones that we lost! We appreciate it so much!! Love,
Laurie Sullivan, USA - granddaughter of Jesus and Anna Rey, niece of Manuel Rey


December 20, 2018
We wish to thank all the staff & people involved with the services, memorial & memorial services honoring those who perished in the June 26, 1959 plane crash for all their efforts. It is always a source of comfort for us. We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy and Healthy New year.
The George Clam family, USA - relatives of the Rey & Fuda family


December 18, 2018
Happy and healthy festivities to all, may our beloved ones protect us. Happy holidays!
Antonio Monti, Italy


December 18, 2018
Merry Christmas to all and to your families. All our love from Chicago, Il. USA. Peace, Love and Joy.
Judy Goro, USA - family of Ann Rey Clam


November 12, 2018
Dears, after reading your communication in subject we are stunned: unfortunately, it is no longer enough to know the Italian language to understand what reported, it is also essential to know the bureaucracy. We cannot express any opinions and judgments since we do not know in details the matter. But we are really sorry to perceive that the activity of some of you is being questioned, not for the quality of the work, but for procedural reasons. In any case we want to thank all those who have worked in the recent years to give worthy memory to our beloved ones. If we could be useful, in some way, in overcoming the problem that has arisen, we would be happy to give you our modest help. We hope to meet you soon, and once more we heartily thank all the staff.
Maria Enrica Ciserani (daughter of one of the seventy immortal lives) and Roberto Peschiera, Italy


November 12, 2018
I do not quite understand all that has transpired regarding the memorial (notice, ed.). However, if you need some additional funding, I would be glad to contribute something. I do appreciate all that you, Alberto, and the staff do to produce the memorial program and maintain the memorial itself. Thanks.
Don Lueke, USA - relative of Donald Albert Lueke


November 7, 2018
I would like to publicly thank Mr. Donald Edward Lueke for sharing the letter that Archbishop of Milan cardinal G. B. Montini wrote to his mother after the plane crash of Olgiate Olona. May all those who perished in the crash of June 26, 1959, rest in peace.
Salvo Ruotolo, Italy


June 26, 2018
Dear Alberto and Nicola, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the people of Olgiate Olona on this day as we all remember and honor those who perished in the 1959 plane disaster. Thank you for all your work to continue these memorial activities. Several members of our family have begun to plan to attend the memorial services in 2019 and we look forward to being there in person and seeing you all again. With deepest gratitude,
George Clam - The Rey & Fuda family, USA


June 13, 2018
Thank you for everything you keep doing in memory of the victims, also my relatives of America were among them and my family owe them a lot... I wish I could attend the commemoration of next year at least, for the 60th anniversary.
Claudia Zanatta and family, Italy


December 22, 2017
Thank you and Happy Christmas to all our friends in Olgiate Olona, hugs and kisses.
Judy Goro, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 21, 2017
Thank you, we sincerely reciprocate the best wishes.
Giuseppe and Teresa Cerana, Italy


December 21, 2017
I reciprocate your best wishes from the bottom of my heart, I keep alive the memory of those seventy lives who are now so many stars always luminescent on our destinies and on a path of peace.
Cristiano Comelli, Italy


December 21, 2017
Thank you, I wish you and your families all the best for a Holy Christmas and a happy new year.
Daniela Marmonti, Italy


December 21, 2017
Thank you, my best wishes for a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Saverio Scarinci, Italy


December 20, 2017
CHRISTMAS 2017
This year, Christmas ... we all are Christmas
We who ... it’s not just the here and now, but there’s also a then
We who don’t raise our voice, nor we live in rancor
We who want to leave our children a better world
We who instead of giving answers, we prefer to ask ourselves questions
We who at least once in a while, we still feel a great emotion
We who despite the fatigue, we never say how tired we are
We who are not frightened by our wrinkles and white hair
This year, Christmas for me ... is you too
You who push me to believe that I can always do a little more
You who listen to me, read me, criticize me and never get tired of doing it
You that if you do not find a meaning to things, you do not give up and go looking for it
You who think you are doing a little and discover that your little is so much
You that if you were not there, I would miss you and you don’t know how much
You who take me by the hand and push me forward when we meet a climb
You who fight every day because it takes strength and commitment to live this life
This year, Christmas ... it’s me too, a little
Me with my endless search for God
Me that every day I ask myself “Who am I?
Me that I look for music and harmony in the midst of the noise
I wish us, you, me imagined that Christmas is every day
I wish the spark of a star accompanied departures and returns
I wish the path that we live in and that we all call life
Like a garden of flowers, were resided by the imprints of our hearts and fingers
Giorgio Volpi, Italy


December 20, 2017
Happy Christmas to all of you!
Angelo Capozzi, The Netherlands - relative of Leonardo Armanetti


December 20, 2017
Thank you. I reciprocate with love and gratitude for the memory you are keeping alive.
Claudia Zanatta, Italy


December 20, 2017
My best wishes for a Christmas of peacefulness to all the staff commemorating the seventy immortal lives.
Silvana Scanagatta Conti, Italy


November 11, 2017
I am not from Olgiate Olona nor even am I Lombard, but often I stop in Via 26 giugno street, and I try to imagine the terrible sequence of that tragic Friday late afternoon. What were Prof. Maria Fermi Sacchetti’s last thoughts? What little Mary Belknap was doing, a moment before the plane broke at high altitude?
What happened on June 26, 1959, amply deserved to be put on paper. And for this reason I greatly appreciated both books of Alberto Colombo. The first one, Il disastro aereo del 26 giugno 1959 a Olgiate Olona, has - among the many merits – a huge note apparatus of 45 pages! Really commendable. It is a pity to read in Chapter Ten that the memorial monument was, for a certain time, a bit neglected. It would be nice for us to consider all the victims of that damned early summer Friday as our relatives. As a sort of friends. After all, as Dino Buzzati beautifully wrote «(...) the blame is a thunderstorm of our own home, made up of our clouds, of Italian lightning and thunder, indeed Lombard (...)».
My thoughts are not only for all the victims, but also for all their families who during all these years have lived together with the memory of the tragic end of their loved ones. I express my thanks for what you have done so far, and still do, to keep the memory of June 26, 1959, alive.
Salvo Ruotolo, Italy


October 14, 2017
Dear Staff, thank you for sharing such a significant testimony (with reference to Vanessa Veleris’ message of October 8, 2017, ed.). This is yet another confirmation of the humanity and sensibility which are inspiring you. Behind these researches, behind these letters there are always people who - although to a different extent - have suffered the loss of a loved one. I’m grateful as a Mayor but firstly as citizen and man for your constant work to keep the memory alive.
Giovanni Montano, Italy - Mayor of Olgiate Olona


October 8, 2017
My husband and I just returned (yesterday) from a trip to Italy and Greece. Based on your email, we visited the memorial about 10 days ago. It was an overwhelming experience for me, and I want to thank you for being the impetus that prompted me to make the journey. I never knew my grandmother, and visiting the memorial made her a “real person” for me. Please let me know if there will be other dedications made at this site. Thank you.
Vanessa Veleris, USA - relative of Georgia Chioles


June 28, 2017
Dear people of Olgiate Olona... What can we say?! Attending the yearly commemoration dedicated to our beloved ones always arouses an infinity of emotions. Although the event has to be classified among the tragic ones, the joy you are able to convey to all of us is what emerges more and more in my heart, year after year. Through your constant commitment, through the freshness and pleasantness of the kids in their eighth grade classes, through the support of the municipal administration, you continue to give us this moment of renewed meeting where we can enjoy your availability almost confidential, the jokes of Mr. Antonio, the contagious smiles of Ellis sisters, the exchange of words and feelings with many of the participants. ... What can we say?! THANK YOU, infinitely THANKS.
Maria Enrica Ciserani and Roberto Peschiera, Italy - relatives of Paolo Ciserani


June 28, 2017
(...) On behalf of my family and especially my mom, I thank you for perpetuating this initiative with unchanged spirit, it truly represents an extraordinary example of how memory is not a dead thing but something that lives every day if we are able to make it present and embodied in everyday life.
Emanuele Castelnovo, Italy - relative of Pietro Castelnovo


June 27, 2017
We want to thank you again for remembering the families of this horrible day. As my mom joins her family she dearly missed, this day will always be a day we will never forget, and we will come together as a family knowing that our mother is smiling, holding her family in heaven very close, and they see that all the special friends in Italy never forget this day. Thank you again.
Laurie Clam Sullivan, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 26, 2017
I cannot express the gratitude I feel with all involved in keeping the memory of lost in the air tragedy in Olgiate Olona on June 26th, 1959. It is with deep appreciation that I thank your fine town for such compassion. Respectfully,
John Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 25, 2017
Hi, we will be thinking of all of you tomorrow. I know my mom is so very happy up in Heaven and looking down on all her favorite people in Italy. We love you and thank you with all our hearts.
Judy Goro, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 23, 2017
As June 26 approaches, we wanted to let you know that the entire Clam/Rey family will be with you, the families of the crash victims and the people of Olgiate Olona as you observe the anniversary of the 1959 air disaster. We will be with you in spirit and remain forever grateful for the work you all do to remember the victims and educate new generations about this unfortunate event. Mille grazie,
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


February 1, 2017
Dear Staff, we appreciate the beautiful newsletters of all the wonderful activities your community is doing. You and your town has a special place in our family’s heart. We thank you for never forgetting our loved ones. Sincerely,
Laurie Clam Sullivan, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 22, 2016
Holy Christmas 2016 - The joy a child feels in receiving a GIFT should be the same we have to feel when we DONATE and GIVE OURSELVES to others.
Ginetta and Pinuccio Gianduia, Italy


December 22, 2016
Olgiate Olona will always be in our hearts thanking you for always remembering us and our loved ones!!! Happy Holidays from us! Love,
Laurie Clam Sullivan, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 21, 2016
Peace and Love. You 70 angels of Ogiate Olona continue to teach us this everyday. How precious the grace and love of God that knows no bounds. May everyone you meet embrace this kindness of mankind that the 70 angels gave to each other that day and give to us now. The earth is one large plane and we are all passengers... Peace and Love. Your obedient servant, with all my love,
Amy Bayandorian, USA


December 20, 2016
Thanks, I express my heartfelt wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Daniela Marmonti, Italy


December 20, 2016
Thanks and... Merry Christmas to all of you.
Lanfranco Cavallanti, Italy - relative of Gabriele and Franco Cavallanti


December 20, 2016
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year!
The George Clam family, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 20, 2016
Hi, Merry Christmas to all of you. God Bless... We love you all.
Judy Goro, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 20, 2016
Thank you dear, I share with you this wonderful journey, with the hope that it will be passed down in times.
Antonio Monti, Italy


December 20, 2016
My heartfelt thanks, wish you all the best. Love,
Claudia Zanatta, Italy


December 20, 2016
My heartfelt thanks, even on behalf of my dad.
Teresa and Giuseppe Cerana, Italy


July 6, 2016
I warmly thank you for the work done and I applaud the initiative for the next year. I commend the works of the young students and I express all my esteem to their teachers. Thanks, cordiality.
Silvana Scanagatta, Italy


June 29, 2016
Thank you. Good to see the ceremony. You do such good work.
Gary Davis, USA - relative of Jack Davis


June 28, 2016
Thank you again for all that you have done. We really appreciate it. I am looking forward to the next time that I can make the trip.
Don Lueke, USA - relative of Donald Albert Lueke


June 24, 2016
I just wanted to send you a short note to let you know that our thoughts and hearts will be with you this Sunday for the memorial service. My mother will, I trust, observe from the heavens. Give our best and thanks to all involved. Best regards,
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 14, 2016
Mr. Alberto Colombo, it’s with great pleasure that I’m reading your email, and the reason why it is making me happy is because I’ve always been attracted by this story. The fact is that every time I happened to be passing by the memorial monument I always said my little prayer for those who perished in that place.
Giuseppe Zito, Italy


June 2, 2016
I’m learning now the sad news of the passing away of Ann Clam. I’m really, really saddened for my dear Ann. She was so close to me when I was with my grief for the loss of my wife, now it’s like I have lost a sister, my dear Ann. Now you are in Heaven with my Marisa, may God give some comfort to your beloved ones as you did with me from so far away. I embrace you, I will never forget you.
Antonio Monti, Italy


June 2, 2016
Dear Alberto and Nicola, I wanted to let you know that my mother Ann Rey Clam passed away yesterday morning. While we will all miss her dearly, she is out of pain now. I wanted to let you know that the work you and others have done on memorializing the air disaster of 1959 was a source of great comfort and joy for my mother and she will be eternally grateful for your efforts. She told me she has had a wonderful life and was ready to be reunited with her family that she has missed for so long. Thank you for your part in bringing such joy to her final years. With love and gratitude,
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


May 28, 2016
(...) I would like to thank you for having organized an association that commemorates the TWA crash of 1959 near Milano. I happened to be searching for some information about my father, Michael Martino Jr., a few weeks ago when I was directed by Google to your site. I was greatly moved and sent your article about my parents to my family in the U.S.. I am now trying to convince them to come to one of your commemoration ceremonies in the near future (...) My husband and I are two years away from retirement, so for sure we will be present for the 60th anniversary,
Mary Martino Bouchelet, France - relative of Michael Martino Jr. and Corinne Martino


December 22, 2015
(...) I must also share some unfortunate news. Dolores Jacobs Rey passed away on December 20, 2015. She was the widow of Manuel Rey, one of the victims of the 1959 air disaster. I know she was very appreciative of all those involved in the memorial and the efforts to remember all the victims.
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 17, 2015
Dear Friends, wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Remembering all the wonderful thoughts you have all expressed to the Rey & Fuda family. We are eternally grateful, until we meet again. Much love and hugs to friends in Olgiate Olona.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


October 29, 2015
As the Autumn of the year comes to Chicago, my thoughts again go to Olgiate Olona and the wonderful town and people who continue to remember our loved ones who perished there so many years ago. I continue to thank all of you for remembering, as we do. I am kept informed by your wonderful website and appreciate all that you have all done to keep the site active to all of us. Thank you all for the hard work put into this. May God watch over all of you, your town and all involved. Much love and hugs.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


October 14, 2015
My heartfelt, deep, deep appreciation for all of the work and dedication of those honoring the passengers of flight 891 TWA which crashed on June 26, 1959 near the Agnese Farm by Olgiate Olona, near Busto Arsizio. My Father and Mother were among the victims in this plane crash, on the U.S. Passenger list. (...) I am grateful for the work with the 3rd graders on their poems and essays of dealing with events such as these. (...) Most of all, we so appreciate the many prayers of the faithful over the years regarding this accident and those affected. Our family has been most grateful for all the prayers lifted to our Heavenly Father in Jesus’ name. Kind regards,
Alice Martino Foster, USA - relative of Michael A. Martino, Jr. and Corinne Martino


July 2, 2015
Dear [Alberto Colombo, Ed.], I have seen (and seen again...) the video. I’m excited. And Cardinal Martini’s words are meaningful and clear as usual. For me it’s a great opportunity to know Paolo Pettinaroli through this witness further enriched by the words of his wife. It’s really a beautiful work, thanks to you, to Nicola, to those who walk together with the aim of enriching the community; identity is being built and is strengthened through these moments too. Heartfelt thanks again.
Alda Acanfora, Italy - Municipality of Olgiate Olona, Councillor for Educational services


June 26, 2015
Dear Friends, today my thoughts are with all of you in Olgiate Olona who once again pay homage to our dear families. Last year my family went to your town and met the people of your wonderful town. Again I thank you for the memorial, and the beautiful ceremony you have for our departed. The web site is so informative and a pleasure to view with up to date information. My good wishes go to your wonderful remembrances for all of us. Much love,
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 26, 2015
Have a special day today. We all appreciate everything you do.
Gary Davis, USA - relative of Jack Davis


June 26, 2015
Our hearts are heavy remembering our grandparents and uncle, aunt and cousin on this day. Wishing we could be there again, and remember last year so fresh in our minds. Please give our love to all today at the memorial. We miss you. We love you.
Judy Goro and family, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 26, 2015
We will be thinking of you and the people of Olgiate Olona today. After attending last year, it is much easier to visualize the memorial service. My best wishes and thanks to all involved.
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 24, 2015
Dear Mr. Colombo, we wish to thank you and your collaborators for honoring - through your work - this event regarding the Community of Olgiate Olona. Over the years the awareness of its value has grown steadily thanks to the involvement of both the witnesses and their families and the new generations, our kids; we are convinced that it is necessary to know the Past in order to really build the Future (...) Cordial greetings,
Alda Acanfora, Mauro Carnelosso, Paolo Graziani (members of the town council of Olgiate Olona)


June 17, 2015
Dear Friends, I am writing to inform you that I am sick and that my days on earth are numbered. I am ready and I want to thank all of you at Olgiate Olona for never forgetting my wonderful parents, brother, aunt and cousin. It has been a pleasure to have been in contact for all these years and I know my family here will stay in contact with you in Olgiate Olona. The web site has been a comfort to me as well as the knowledge that my children have met with you in Italy. Thank you again and again, may God give you and yours as wonderful a life as he has given me. Love,
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


April 14, 2015
Condolences and thanks to Paolo Pettinaroli and to all of you.
Angelo Capozzi, The Netherlands - relative of Leonardo Armanetti


April 14, 2015
We have learned with much sadness the news of the passing away of Mr. Paolo Pettinaroli, we did not have a confidential relationship with him but we could appreciate his solar, positive and strong personality during the commemorations held in Olgiate Olona. We regret we are not able to attend the funeral today and for this reason we would be grateful if you could represent ourselves at the ceremony. Thinking of Mr. Paolo and all his family, we experience feelings of joy, peace and serenity. With love,
Maria Enrica Ciserani and Roberto Peschiera, Italy - relatives of Paolo Ciserani


April 13, 2015
I learned the sad news of the death of Paolo Pettinaroli saturday, I share these moments of pain, a hug to his relatives, now he is joined with his beloved son, I imagine him even with my Marisa. Please help and protect us.
Antonio Monti, Italy


April 13, 2015
Thanks for what you wrote in memory of Paolo Pettinaroli. I did’t know him but I could appreciate his humanity and civic engagement through the moving words of Alberto Colombo.
Luisella Tognoli Minorini, Italy


March 20, 2015
It has given me so much emotion to find out the existence of the memorial and the solicitude and care of your people who have kept the memory of those who perished in the disaster for 56 years. I’m just saddened not to have known before, and to have lost the opportunity to visit the memorial and to attend the commemorations of the past years. I have no words to thank you properly and I hope I will have the opportunity to do it in person next June. Yours sincerely,
Ted Carmely, USA - relative of Hermann Zwi Carmely


February 20, 2015
We learned the sad news of the grief that struck our dear Antonio Monti, we join to the condolences of all of us and we would like to express to Antonio our nearness, that same feeling that he has always given us as from June 26, 1959. Deepest condolences.
Maria Enrica Ciserani, Rocchetta Anna and family, Italy - relatives of Paolo Ciserani


February 20, 2015
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Antonio Monti’s wife, Marisa. Sincere condolences.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


February 19, 2015
Dearest Olgiate Olona and family and friends of Marisa Monti, how precious each human for the intangible gifts they give to their community – Marisa’s gift of love to her family that allowed Antonio to be present to help others in their hour of need, the lifelong nurturing of their physical needs and to comfort them thru the difficult times of life. I am sure Marisa was always tending to the needs of her family, friends and community – may God bless her. She is a beacon of light to guide us as we daily serve our families, friends and communities. May her family find peace in God’s presence.
Amy Bayandorian, USA


February 19, 2015
I express to Antonio Monti my deepest condolences also on behalf of the Fondazione 8 ottobre foundation.
Paolo Pettinaroli, Italy - President of Fondazione 8 ottobre foundation


December 22, 2014
(...) I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and prosperous new Year. Thank you also for keeping alive the memory of our dear ones who perished on June 26th, 1959. Sending all of you a warm hug,
Dolores Jacobs Rey, USA - relative of Manuel Rey, Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 21, 2014
Best wishes to the families of Olgiate and the families who lost their loved ones.
Cara Wright, UK - relative of Albert John Palmer


December 19, 2014
(...) The highlight of 2014 for our family was our visit to Olgiate Olona and participating in the moving memorial service and meeting many wonderful people who have worked so diligently to preserve the memory of those who perished in the 1959 air disaster. The memories of the ceremony and the people we met will always be with us. We also have learned from you that we must educate our children and grandchildren about the incident, the memorial and the dedicated people that keep its history alive.
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 19, 2014
We offer our best wishes to everyone in Olgiate Olona for a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Don and Rosine Lueke, USA - relatives of Donald Albert Lueke


December 19, 2014
Dear Friends of Olgiate Olona, wishing all in your wonderful town a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas with loving thoughts of your goodness in remembering our lost loved ones. My children and grandchild were so happy to meet you last June. A beautiful New Year to all. Love,
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 19, 2014
Have a very merry Christmas. Hope God looks down on us and gives us a long life.
Lorry Sei, USA - relative of Hugo Sei


December 17, 2014
Christmas is coming, wishes and serenity, happy holidays and a new year full of happiness.
Antonio Monti, Italy


August 19, 2014
My Dear Friends, my thoughts sway to your beautiful town and its warm and wonderful people. Your continued updates on the website keep me informed of the events of Olgiate Olona and the warmth I feel when I think of all of your contributions to the site... Thank you again and again. My children and grandchild continue to tell me something new of their experience each day. They have a special place in their hearts for everyone they had the honor to meet while at the commemoration. My wish is that you are all in good health and I hope to email some of the others they met there. It is a consolation to know the place where my loved ones took their last breath has never forgotten them. Thank you, love, hugs.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


July 23, 2014
The disaster of the MH17 is a national tragedy without precedent here in the Netherlands. The first bodies have arrived here this afternoon. Nearly 200 Dutch victims, the others are from 5-6 different nations. Is there anything we can do together as a gesture of solidarity? Looking at today’s arrival of the victims and solidarity of the Dutch people I started to cry for the first time thinking about my grandfather that I never knew. In this case these poor families do not even have a place where they can commemorate, a place that is far away and in the midst of a war which still tells us that violence is useless. Warm regards.
Angelo Capozzi, The Netherlands - relative of Leonardo Armanetti


July 23, 2014
You did a wonderful job with the service. You cannot imagine how much it means to us to have people take such care and thought putting it together. Many, many thanks.
Kathleen Ellis, USA - relative of Frank W. Ellis


July 18, 2014
(...) I would love to have gone also but I am afraid that my traveling days are over. Thank you and all the others for all the work you have done to keep the memory of our loved ones alive. I will be forever grateful to all of you. Sincerely,
Dolores Jacobs Rey, USA - relative of Manuel Rey, Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


July 15, 2014
(...) It was a very special trip for us and very important to have been with you and the others to commemorate the accident that occurred so long ago. Mom and I are deeply grateful for the many people who were so warm to us on our journey and especially at the ceremony and during our time in Olgiate Olona. It was very touching to have met the man who welded my father’s casket and fireman who was the first to arrive at the scene. I am especially thankful that you were able to facilitate our adding the extra Mass in Olgiate Olona on the anniversary of the accident. Fraternally,
Fr. Gary Linsky and Jane Linsky, USA - relatives of Chester Linsky


July 7, 2014
Thank you! (...) My family was so taken by the outpouring of considerate hospitality and devotion and love from you, the mayor, the people of Olgiate Olona, the children, the people they met from all over, such caring individuals. They learned much and conveyed all the details to me. I am thrilled to know how much it means to everyone who participated in the Memorial service. My family will never forget it. So again, on behalf of the Rey and Fuda families, our heartfelt thank you to your lovely town and its people. I hope you will see it in your future to visit us in the USA. You are in my heartfelt thoughts. I know my departed loved ones are always cared for in Olgiate Olona. Warm hugs,
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


July 4, 2014
Thank you, (...) I really must try and come over in the next couple of years. I really appreciate all that you have done and continue to do. Regards,
Jeremy Nicholls, Canada - relative of Percy Charles Nicholls


July 4, 2014
Again I want to thank you for all you have done for my Dad. Your friend from America,
Lorry Sei, USA - relative of Hugo Sei


July 3, 2014
The seventy immortals will always watch over and protect the people of Olgiate Olona as your community did for the immortales on that day 26 Giugno 1959. (...) May all people always be remembered with such tenderness and deep love as you do with the passengers and crew of flight 891.
Amy Bayandorian, USA


July 3, 2014
Thanks so much for all of your work on this. Hopefully, one day I will be able to be there in person.
Deb Sei, USA - relative of Hugo Sei


July 3, 2014
Thank you very much! Some day we will be there for the commemoration and we will know each other in person. A big hug,
Bill Lombardi, USA - relative of Basilio Lombardi


July 3, 2014
Thank you. I really wanted to be there, but it just was not feaseable. I do hope to return some day. Regards,
Don Lueke, USA - relative of Donald Albert Lueke


June 29, 2014
Thanks to Fr. Gary Linsky for the moving ceremony (the Mass in suffrage celebrated on June 27, 2014, in the St. Joseph the Baptist church in Busto Arsizio, note): it has left a deep sign in my hearth!
Antonio Monti, Italy


June 17, 2014
It is with regret that I must cancel my trip. (...) Please give my best regards to all.
Don Lueke, USA - relative of Donald Albert Lueke


June 9, 2014
Dear Friends, my family of five siblings and one grandson, my son, George, my daughter, Judy, my son, Martin, my daughter, Laurie, my son, John, and my grandson, Brady, (son of daughter, Laurie), are preparing for their visit to your wonderful town and the Memorial service to be held June 26, 2014 in remembrance of their Grandparents, Jesus and Anna Rey, their Uncle, Manuel Rey, their Aunt, Josephine Fuda and their cousin, Domenic Fuda and all the others who perished that tragic day. They are excited to meet all of you and to share in your wonderful town›s remembrance of their loved ones. I will be there in spirit thanking and expressing my appreciation through my family. Thank you again, my friends.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


May 29, 2014
Sadly, I won’t be able to join you all this year, but I will think of my grandfather, and all the other passengers and crew who died in this terrible tragedy, on the 26th June. In January of this year, my mum, Jennifer Marchand, sadly passed away. I lost a bit of my heart and soul... I’m sure that my mum is now reunited with her parents and that, wherever they are, they are looking after me, all my family and especially my son, Samuel. Next year, I hope that we will be able to come to Olgiate Olona, and meet you all again. Special thanks to Nicola and Alberto who are working hard to keep all those lost memories alive. Bless you.
Sophie Bailie, Switzerland - relative of Percy Charles Nicholls


May 16, 2014
Dear Friends, (...) the time draws nearer when my family will be able to meet all of you personally and will be able to thank you for all you have done for those of us who had suffered such a tragic loss. The website, book and Memorial site have been such a comfort. I wish I could be with all of them but I chose not to travel as my health will not allow that. I will be with all of you in my heart and it will suffice. Again and again, I wish to thank you both, along with all those in Olgiate Olona Staff, the children and people of your wonderful town. Lovingly,
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


March 18, 2014
You have done such great work, and meant so much to so many people. Be proud.
Gary Davis, USA - relative of Jack Davis


March 7, 2014
(...) I wanted to let you know that you and the people of Olgiate Olona are still in my thoughts and my heart. My family is looking forward to the ceremony which will take place June 26, 2014 and also to meeting all of you and the wonderful people of your town. I cannot express enough the gratefulness I feel for the tribute you have paid to the loved ones who perished in the plane crash: the web site, Alberto Colombo’s book, and the yearly honor remembrances by all of you. Thank you again and again and bless all of you, your efforts and love is felt every day.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 19, 2013
We wish you special festivities. Moments when everything stops, and memories and hopes come alive.
Maria Enrica Ciserani, Anna Rocchetta and families, Italy - relatives of Paolo Ciserani


December 18, 2013
Many thanks, best wishes to you.
Lanfranco Cavallanti, Italy - relative of Gabriele and Franco Cavallanti


December 18, 2013
Thank you, Merry Christmas to you all!
Angelo Capozzi, The Netherlands - relative of Leonardo Armanetti


December 18, 2013
My Dear Staff of Friends of Olgiate Olona, thank you for the beautiful words of your wonderful Town and its beautiful people. I send you greetings and loving wishes for a Merry Christmas from the Rey and Fuda families. Many of us are anxiously looking forward to seeing and meeting you in June 26, 2014. Love and remembering.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


December 18, 2013
Thank you, a big hug to all. May God protect us.
Antonio Monti, Italy


December 18, 2013
Best wishes to you who always remember!
Gabriella Sacchetti, Italy - relative of Maria Fermi Sacchetti


December 17, 2013
Wishing you and your family a safe, blessed and joyous Christmas! And to thank you for all that you have done for so many of us. I hope to meet you next year!
Bruce Belknap, USA - relative of Mary Belknap


October 18, 2013
(...) I am humbled by your work and the discovery through your email of this comprehensive web-page dedicated to the tragedy of 26 June 1959. (...) Sharing a time of remembrance would be a wonderful means of honoring my father, a man I sadly never was able to meet.
With thanks for your great work, I am, Yours Fraternally,
Fr. Gary S. Linsky, USA - relative of Chester Linsky


October 16, 2013
(...) I hope this communication gives you a feeling of gratification for the efforts you have put into your research and communications with the families of those who died in the plane crash. I am comforted to know that your town was spared the potential of serious harm from the falling debris of the crash. My warm regards to you,
Rev. Dean Linsky, USA - relative of Chester Linsky


October 5, 2013
Dear Friends, my thoughts are still with all of you who do so much to keep us informed and up to date with the latest news of the activities in your town. (...) I am overwhelmed with gratitude at what you have done with the website, tributes, memorials, books, and ceremonies remembering our loved ones. Thank you repeatedly for all you have contributed to our peace of mind.
My family and I will never forget you.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 26, 2013
We always remember you with gratitude and love.
Emanuele Castelnovo, Italy - relative of Pietro Castelnovo


June 26, 2013
Dear Nicola, Alberto, mayor Volpi, and the people of Olgiate Olona, my heart and soul are with all of you and with those who lost their lives. Thank you for having a tribute to them today, we are eternally grateful.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


June 26, 2013
Dear people of Olgiate Olona, please bring our greetings to all those who participate in prayer for our loved ones. We are happy to have come several times to Olgiate Olona between winter and spring and we always appreciate what you do for the care of the memorial and for the website that with hard work you are making available to us and to all the world.
Thank you again.
Maria Enrica Ciserani, Italy - relative of Paolo Ciserani


June 26, 2013
My father would be grateful for this commemoration.
Lorry Sei, USA - relative of Hugo Sei


June 26, 2013
(...) May God bless all the people of Olgiate Olona for the loving kindness and compassion they gave to the seventy lives on 26 giugno 1959, until this day and into the future.
Amy Bayandorian, USA


April 10, 2013
To my regret I could not be present at the presentation of the website. I visited it with attention (and also with a little of melancholy): once again I wish to express, on behalf of my entire family, a huge thank you for the work you have done. I’m touched, mainly when I think about what has been done to make this possible.
Emanuele Castelnovo, Italy - relative of Pietro Castelnovo


April 9, 2013
I cannot express how emotional all of my family and friends are at the wonderful outcome of your hard work on the website. Hours and hours already spent on it has been informative, interesting and a tribute to your research. To know about the others on the ill-fated flight touches my heart. I wish to thank you again, Nicola and all who contributed to the site. I have passed it on to many family, friends and interested people. My deepest regards to you, Alberto, the people of Olgiate Olona and your mayor for all your thoughtful work to make this possible.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


March 31, 2013
We are visiting the website and more and more we become aware of the work that has been done. The compliments are not enough to gratify your labor. You have to know, however, that for every visit done to the website and for every news discovered we are experiencing an immense joy.
Maria Enrica Ciserani and Roberto Peschiera, Italy - relatives of Paolo Ciserani


March 30, 2013
I would like to thank you for this memorial site as it will be shared with the children, grand children and great grandchildren of our loved ones. We are very thankful.
Marcia Rey, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


March 28, 2013
My Dear Nicola and Alberto, mayor Volpi and the people of Olgiate Olona, I have been reading the website of the air crash of June 26, 1959 and it has filled me with emotions that are too numerous to explain. The website is so beautifully expressed and written and informative beyond my initial expectations. I cannot thank you sufficiently for your time and efforts put into this site. The beautiful writings of your school children also lingers in my heart. Thank you all for the chance to be able to express my sincere love and gratitude to all of you.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


March 25, 2013
Thank you for all the time you put in on the memorial website and especially for translation into English: much appreciated!
Jon Proctor, USA


March 25, 2013
How hard you have worked. The website you created is perfect. Your labor of love has created a memorial that shows the value of each person no matter how small - and that every act of love counts - even when unseen by others. I was truly impressed with the writings the children had done and the hope for the future you have created. Your courage, devotion and love shall always be remembered.
Amy Bayandorian, USA


March 17, 2013
Dear Nicola, the site with new addition of information and pictures is wonderful. Thank you so very much for the work you put into making this possible. My gratitude and appreciation of your thoughtful efforts touch my heart. The never ending remembrances of Alberto Colombo, the people of Olgiate Olona and you for my loved ones, allow me to express my thanks for your kindness.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


March 12, 2013
I have visited my family’s web page and it looks wonderful! We are very grateful for your work in preparing this tribute to the victims of this terrible disaster. With gratitude and affection,
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


February 7, 2013
I look forward to the opening of the site. You do great work, and many people thank you for it.
Gary Davis, USA - relative of Jack Davis


February 6, 2013
We are very appreciative of your work on the website and are truly blessed to see such keen interest in this unfortunate history we share. Thank you.
George Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


January 27, 2013
The content seems correct and appropriate and leads me once again to thank all of you who continue to revive the memory of our loved ones with great effort. Sincere thanks, with affection,
Maria Enrica Ciserani and Roberto Peschiera, Italy - relatives of Paolo Ciserani


January 25, 2013
I am so appreciative of all you are doing and continued success in your future accomplishments. Thank You, you are a special person.
Ann Rey Clam, USA - relative of Jesus Juan Rey, Anna Rey, Manuel Rey, Josephine Fuda and Domenick Fuda


January 18, 2013
Thank you so so much, the page dedicated to our father is wonderful and just keeps the memory alive for always. You have all worked so hard and with such devotion but the result is great and will be appreciated by all.
Jennifer Nicholls Marchand, Switzerland - relative of Percy Charles Nicholls


January 18, 2013
I like it a lot, looks very nice. I love it and can’t wait for the launch!
Ben Weiner, USA - relative of George S. Sherman


January 18, 2013
It’s perfect! Thank you so much for all your work. It’s strange to see my grandparents on a webpage! Strange in a good way! Makes me emotional...
Sophie Bailie, Switzerland - relative of Percy Charles Nicholls


January 17, 2013
Thank you very much. This is more than I expected. I really appreciate all the hard work you have put in to this project.
Jeremy Nicholls, Canada - relative of Percy Charles Nicholls


January 16, 2013
Great work, Nicola.
Don Lueke, USA - relative of Donald Albert Lueke


October 26, 2012
I am glad that you are preparing a website. The miracles never end after this tragedy!
Bill Lombardi, USA - relative of Basilio Lombardi