Birth Name: Dennis G. Farina
Date of Birth: February 29, 1944
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Death: July 22, 2013
Place of Death: Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]
Dennis Farina was an American actor, of film and television. He was a Chicago police officer.
Dennis was the son of Italian parents, Yolanda (Donati) and Giuseppe/Joseph Farina, a doctor. His father was born in Villalba, Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. His mother was born in Borgo a Buggiano, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany.
Dennis had three children with his former wife Patricia Farina.
Dennis’s paternal grandfather was named Giuseppe/Joseph Farina. Giuseppe was born in Palermo.
Dennis’s paternal grandmother was Maria Giuseppa/Josephine Panettieri/Panateri (the daughter of Joseph Panettieri and Rose Vasta). Giuseppa was born in Villalba.
Dennis’s maternal grandfather was named Sabatino Donati.
Dennis’s maternal grandmother was named Bianca Bonamici.
Sources: Record of Dennis’ father – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dennis Farina – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogy of Dennis Farina (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
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