David Cicilline

official U.S. Congress photo of David Cicilline c. 2011

Birth Name: David Nicola Cicilline

Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 15, 1961

*Italian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

David Cicilline is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, from January 6, 2003 to January 3, 2011, and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Rhode Island, from January 3, 2011 to May 31, 2023, among other duties.

David is the son of Sabra (Peskin) and John Francis Cicilline. His father is of Italian descent, and Catholic. His mother is Jewish, of Latvian Jewish, Romanian Jewish, Russian Jewish, and Lithuanian Jewish descent. David identifies with the Jewish religion.

David’s paternal grandfather was Giovanni/John Baptiste Cicilline (the son of Antonio Cicilline and Maria Filice/Felicia Trotta). Giovanni was born in Rhode Island. Antonio was born in Italy, the son of Giuseppe Cicilline and Maria Grazia Caporusso. David’s great-grandmother Maria Filice/Felicia was born in Pontecorvo, Frosinone, Italy, the daughter of Sarefino Trotta and Giovanna Iannone.

David’s paternal grandmother was Lucia/Lucy S. Miragliuolo (the daughter of Nicola Miragliuolo and Clementina Impagliazzo). Lucia was born in Rhode Island, to Italian parents, likely from Forio, Isle of Ischia, Naples. Clementina was the daughter of Giuseppe Impagliazzo and Filomena Castaldi.

David’s maternal grandfather was Israel/Irving Peskin (the son of Max/Mendel Gdaliya Opeskin/Peskin and Mary/Mera/Miriam Weksler/Wechsler/Wexler). Israel was born in Rhode Island, the son of parents from Dvinsk, Latvia. Max was the son of Avsey/Isiaah Opeskin, from Alexandrovsk, Russia, and of Minna/Minnie, from Kaunas, Lithuania.

David’s maternal grandmother was named Ruchia/Ruth Schechter. Ruchia was born in Romania.

Sources: Genealogy of David Cicilline – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of David Cicilline (focusing on his father’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of David Cicilline (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://www.shoreshim.org

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    Lucia/Lucy S. Miragliuolo’s parents were likely from Forio, Isle of Ischia, Naples.

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