Rachael Ray

Ray in 2007, stocklight / Shutterstock.com

Place of Birth: Glens Falls, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 25, 1968

Ethnicity: Sicilian Italian (maternal grandfather), English, French-Canadian/French, Welsh, Scottish, German

Rachael Ray is an American celebrity chef, television personality, writer, and businessperson.

She is the daughter of Elsa/Elsie (Scuderi) and James Ray. Her maternal grandfather was Sicilian Italian, and her other ancestry includes English, French-Canadian/French, Scottish, German, and Welsh. Rachael is able to speak Italian, though it is not her mother tongue.

Rachael is married to John Cusimano, a lawyer and lead singer of the rock band The Cringe.

Rachael’s paternal grandfather was named Douglas T. Ray.

Rachael’s paternal grandmother was Esther Lewis (the daughter of Albert Raymond Lewis and Grace F. Cunningham). Esther was born in Illinois. Albert was the son of Walter Bryant Lewis and Annie C. Vetter, whose parents were German. Grace was the daughter of Barnett Cunningham and Lucy Mildred Grimsley.

Rachael’s maternal grandfather was Emmanuel/Emanuel Scuderi. Emmanuel was Italian.

Rachael’s maternal grandmother was Christine Emma Stott (the daughter of Benjamin H. Stott/Stout and Elsie J. Laro). Christine was born in New York. Benjamin was the son of John Henry Stott and Jennie L. Norton. Elsie was the daughter of Edward Laro and Emma Daniels.

Sources: http://www.vanityfair.com

Rachael’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Rachael’s maternal grandmother, Christine Emma Stott, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Christine Emma Stott on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage record of Rachael’s maternal great-grandparents, Benjamin H. Stott/Stout and Elsie J. Laro – https://familysearch.org

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17 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Paternal grandmother:
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKTD-68YX
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VY59-R1P
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M81T-P5L
    https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/MHMM-WKZ

    Rachael’s paternal grandfather was Douglas T. Ray.

    Rachael’s paternal grandmother was Esther Lewis (the daughter of Albert Raymond Lewis and Grace F. Cunningham). Albert was the son of Walter Bryant Lewis and Annie C. Vetter. Grace was the daughter of Barnett Cunningham and Lucy Mildred Grimsley.

    Annie Vetter’s parrents were German

  2. andrew says:

    obituary of Rachel’s maternal aunt, Geraldine Dominica Scuderi:

    http://poststar.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/geraldine-dominica-scuderi/article_01cbbd32-5bd5-11e3-b3c9-0019bb2963f4.html

    Rachel’s maternal grandparents were Emanuel Scuderi and Christine E. Scott

    on a Census: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQM1-7T1

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