Birth Name: Melissa Ann Marco
Place of Birth: Montville, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 21, 1979
Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]
Melissa Gorga is an American television personality, author, singer, designer, and businessperson.
She grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, and Boca Raton, Florida, the daughter of Donna and Anthony Marco. Melissa is married to businessperson Giuseppe “Joe” Gorga, with whom she has three children. Giuseppe is the brother of television personality and fitness competitor Teresa Giudice.
Melissa has roots in Minturno in Lazio, Campania, and Sicily.
Melissa’s paternal grandfather was named Carmen N. Marco (the son of Anthony Marco and Louise). Carmen was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents.
Melissa’s paternal grandmother was Jennie Tamburello (the daughter of Antonio Tamburello and Maria/Marie Guarisco). Jennie was born in New York, to parents from Palermo, Sicily. Antonio was the son of Margaret.
Melissa’s maternal grandfather was the son of Frank Ceravolo and Anna Creo. Anna was from Naples.
Sources: Family history of Melissa Gorga – https://www.myfamilygenie.com
Melissa’s paternal grandfather, Carmen N. Marco, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Melissa’s paternal grandmother, Jennie Tamburello, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Melissa’s maternal great-grandmother, Anna (Creo) Ceravolo, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org