The Quilietti Family

Your Quilietti family heritage



Mary Arpino is the Daughter of  Angelina Quilietti Arpino , grandaughter of Augusto Quilietti. Mary was born in the year 1912 and sadly died in the year 2007 age 96.

Of course Mary

Mary Hunter with Bobby and Jeanette Quilietti, her long lost cousins

would never  have know her grandfather as he died in 1904 but we know that she kept in close contact with  Leonardo [Nardo] Quilietti, her uncle.

When we met up with Mary in 1998 although she was in her 80s she had good recollections of her past.  She was able to share with  us a few of the  memories  she had of her family.

Her first daughter Palma Curran was born on 31st December 1929 when Mary was still a tender age.   Things were not as they are now and  Palma was adopted by Angelina Quilietti and John Arpino, and brought up as Mary’s youngest sister.

Mary married James Joyce Hunter on 28th September 1934 in Edinburgh.   James was a coal miner, Hewer,  who resided at Moffat House in Ormiston at the time.   Mary lived in the flat adjoining the family business, Fordel Cafe, Pathhead, Ford, Midlothian.   She describes herself as a Confectioners’ Shop Assistant at the time of their marriage.

Their first daughter Joyce Elizabeth Hunter  and Angelina Hunter, who were twins, were born on 5th January 1935 at Moffat House in Ormiston, where the couple were now residing.  Janette Hunter  followed in the year 1945.

  • These notes are from  Mary’s recollections.  Thanking John Reid for helping us sort out Mary’s recollections into the correct information.  John is married to Mary’s daughter Joyce.
  • Mary’s eldest daughter Palma married Lex Slater.

    PALMA'S Marriage to Alex. Slater

    Lex was a Polish Mariner whom she met after the War.  After they married they ran a chippie in Dalkeith.    Palma had one daughter called Pricilla Anne Arpino who was born on 17th October 1946 at the Simpsons Maternity Pavillion, Edinburgh



    Pricilla married Jimmy Wahlberg.   They had one son whom they named Mark.

    Mark Wahlberg

    Mark’s chosen profession was in the hairdressing business and he opened a shop at the top of Leith Walk in Edinburgh.     Mary commented that Mark  had the honour of giving Princes Diana a makeover on one of her rare visits to the Capital.

  • Joyce Elizabeth married twice.  Her first marriage produced one daughter.  She then married John Reid to whom she is still married today.
  • Angelina has lived in Malta for many years.   She married a native of the Island and still lives there today.  Mary Arpino visited her daughter on many occasions and had fond memories of her holidays there.
  • Janette  married someone with the surname Graham and they had a son Alastair.

    Ali Graham

    Janet worked with Lloyds, Orchard Brae and Morrissey at the West End.

A bit about Pathead, Midlothian, home of Mary Arpino for many years.

  • Pathhead, a village in the northern extremity of Crichton parish, Edinburghshire, on the right side of the river Tyne, in the eastern vicinity of the old decayed village of Ford, 5 miles ESE of Dalkeith, 37/8N of Tynehead station, and 11 SE of Edinburgh. Standing 500 feet above sea-level on the slope and crown of an ascent from the Tyne, it takes its name from being at the head of this ascent or path; extends along both sides of the road from Edinburgh to Lauder; and has charmingly picturesque environs, including parts of the Oxenfoord and Vogrie estates, but chiefly consisting of feus from the Crichton property. …

    Pathhead, Midlothian

Emily and Mary Arpino grandaughters of Augusto Quilietti

9 Responses to “ARPINO MARY – Hunter”

  1. Helen says:

    If John Reid would like to contact me direct on I would be pleased to hear his comments

  2. Lorraine Lawson nee' Reid says:

    Hi. I am Mary Hunters granddaughter. John Reid is my father, he was married to Mary’s daughter Angelina before he married my Aunt Joyce. I have 2 brothers, James and Craig.

  3. Helen says:

    thanks for taking the time to comment. Thanks for the information. I will send you an e.mail to your address.

  4. Hi its Alastair (Janets) son,

    I have just found the site & I am sure we met back in 1998

    Please feel free to contact me direct should you require any more info ect

    Kind Regards

  5. Helen says:

    Alastair I would welcome anything at all you would like to contribute. It would be good to know our lost Arpino family and to have some new photos. My email is Helen

  6. Helen says:

    I remember meeting some of Mary’s family at that time. But we got muddled up with the names and the family lines and would as previously mentioned like you to help add some stories etc. to the webpages.

  7. Hi helen iam augusto arpinos daughter just stumbled upon this site your wlcome to contact me thanks jasmine arpino

  8. Helen says:

    Thanks for getting in touch. Do you have any stories or photos you would like to add to your family pages.

  9. Mark sim says:

    Hi ,,, this photo is my grandmother .. Angelina ,, (left) and her sister Mary ,,, (right)..

Leave a Reply