The Quilietti Family

The story of a Scots Italian family

ARPINO Angelina Palys 1921-2019

Fortune has again kissed us with information from Mark Sim who is grandson of Angelina Arpino [daughter of Angelina Quilietti].  This is a lost branch of the family and we are grateful to Mark for allowing us to share his family and his gran’s stories.


Angelina Arpino with husband Augusto Quilietti and their only surviving child, Angelina Quilietti

Angelina was born on 4th July 1921.   She is the daughter of Angelina Quilietti and Giovanni or John Arpino.  Their were eight children of this marriage and with each branch of the family extending with their own twists and turns.  As we write this page in her honour we hope that we can try and give her some pleasure in the knowledge that her life and her ancestors will be documented and not lost in the passing of time.   Thank you Mark for making this possible not only for her but also for other branches of the family who have also been striving to re-unite with their roots.  We can only hope that we can enhance our family history with her story.

Angelina and her siblings

Angelina  married Jonni  [Ian] Palys who was of  Polish descent.     His parents were Andrew Palys and Katherine Konelyila.  The Second  World War brought its fair share of Polish to Scotland and this is how they met. Angelina or Lina as her sister Mary called her, also played their parts  in the War Effort and they were both part  of the Land Army.  They enjoyed a civil marriage which was becoming more freely available after the toils of the time.

Copy of their marriage certificate

The Palys  surname itself is not common and even today outside Poland the family name is quite rare.  USA  has the second largest population of the surname with the distrubution being mostly of white caucasian.

Angelina Palys [SIM]
Mark with his mum Angelina
Tree back through the Q line
Angelina and Mark
Four generations, Angelina, her daughter Angelina, grandson Mark and great grandson Alexander
with grandaughter Carrie
Angelina and Alexander
Angelina’s parents and her sister Mary and brother Charlie
Angelina’s parents marriage

Angelina Arpino Palys died in January 2019 at the ripe old age of 98.  She was well loved by her family and they were happy to have shared so many years with her.   She left her remains to Medical Science.  RIP Angelina

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