John Frusciante

by andrew on July 7, 2015

Lollapalooza 2006 Chicago

Birth Name: John Anthony Frusciante

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 5, 1970

Ethnicity: Italian

John Frusciante is an American musician. He is known as a former guitarist for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other members of the band include/have included Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Josh Klinghoffer, Dave Navarro, and Chad Smith.

He is the son of Gail Haworth (Bruno) Berkley, a musician, and John Augustus Frusciante (born in 1945), a retired judge.

John is said to have roots in Apice, Benevento, Italy.

John’s maternal grandparents were Toni Bruno and Antoinette Macchia.

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andrew September 22, 2016 at 3:19 am

@ madman

Through these records, I found Gail Haworth Bruno’s parents are/were Toni Bruno and Antoinette Macchia.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTW8-DWK
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KTLP-H2Q
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2YG-TH2

John Augustus Frusciante is likely the son of John C. Frusciante (1920-2008) and Lydia. No evidence about a Generoso Frusciante (reported by an Italian website)

madman June 28, 2016 at 10:45 am

John’s father’s middle name is Augustus. His mother’s name is Gail Haworth (Bruno) Berkley. She is a musician.

andrew June 28, 2016 at 11:36 am

So is John’s mother part Italian too?

madman June 28, 2016 at 11:47 am

This was all I managed to find for now that is certain. I don’t know her ancestry, but the surname “Bruno” seems a little too vague to conclude Italian ancestry.

andrew June 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Bruno could be her maiden name, Haworth the middle name and Berkley a re-marriage surname. Thank you for the effort.

PS. : can you find something about the DeLeo brothers of Stone Temple Pilots?

madman June 29, 2016 at 3:26 am

Those are all correct, Haworth is her middle name, Bruno her maiden name, and Berkley her remarriage name.

As for the DeLeo brothers, their father is of Italian descent, and their mother has English ancestry.

andrew July 8, 2015 at 6:15 am

I didnt find anything more about him.

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