Birth Name: Dana Charles Morosini
Date of Birth: March 17, 1961
Place of Birth: Teaneack, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Death: March 6, 2006
Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.
Dana Reeve was an American actress, singer, and activist, for disability causes. She was the daughter of Helen C. (Simpson) and Charles Joseph “Chuck” Morosini. She was married to actor Christopher Reeve, until his death. The couple had a son.
Dana’s paternal grandfather was Charles Joseph Morosini, Sr. (the son of Costantino “Constant/Constantine” Morosini and Marrietta “Marie/Mary” Bonn). Charles was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.
Dana’s paternal grandmother was Pearl Zagorski (the daughter of Jan “John” Zagórski and Łucja “Lucy”). Pearl was born in New Jersey, to Polish parents.
Dana’s maternal grandfather was William J. Simpson (the son of John Simpson and Sarah McManus). William was born in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Dana’s maternal grandmother was Mary Donnelly (the daughter of John Donnelly and Ellen Gormley). Mary was Irish.
Sources: Dana’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Dana’s paternal grandfather, Charles Joseph Morosini, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Dana’s paternal great-grandfather, Costantino “Constant/Constantine” Morosini – https://familysearch.org
Dana’s paternal grandmother, Pearl Zagorski, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dana Reeve (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Dana’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Dana’s mother – http://query.nytimes.com
Marriage record of Dana’s maternal grandparents, William J. Simpson and Mary Donnelly – https://familysearch.org
Dana’s maternal grandfather, William J. Simpson, on the 1901 Irish Census – http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie