Birth Name: Joseph Elliott Girardi
Place of Birth: Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 14, 1964
Joe Girardi is an American professional baseball catcher and manager. He managed the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.
Joe is the son of Angela (Perino) and Jerry Girardi. He is married to Kim, with whom he has three children.
Joe’s paternal grandfather was George Edward Girardi (the son of Giovanni Sebastiano Girardi and Marietta Teresa Draperi). Giovanni was born in Italy. Marietta was from Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy.
Joe’s paternal grandmother was Kathryn L. Beoletto (the daughter of Michael Beoletto and Maria). Kathryn was born in Illinois, to an Italian father and a French mother.
Joe’s maternal grandfather was Raffaele/Ralph Perino (the son of Francesco Nicola Perino and Caterina Mangiardi). Raffaele, a farmer, was from Brognaturo, Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy.
Joe’s maternal grandmother was Mary Catherine Carchidi (the daughter of Giuseppe Carchidi and Raffaela Salerno). Mary Catherine, also a farmer, was also from Brognaturo.
Source: Genealogies and obituaries of Joe’s parents – http://www.legacy.com
No idea what the Yankees were thinking…. amazing manger in my opinion
Joe’s maternal grandparents were Raffaele Perino (the son of Francesco Nicola Perino and Caterina Mangiardi) and Caterina Carchidi (the daughter of Giuseppe Carchidi and Raffaela Salerno). Raffaele and Caterina, both farmers, were from Brognaturo, Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy,
Marriage record: http://www.catanzaroexchange.com/Brognaturo/Matrimonios/1908/1908%20005.jpg
Joe Girardi is Sicilian and most likely 1/8th French. Girardi’s 2nd-great grandmother Giovanna Barrale was born July 17, 1856 in Belmonte, Mezzagno, Sicilia, Italy. Also, Joe’s paternal grandmother Kathryn was the daughter of Michael and Maria. Maria was born in France in 1881.