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QUILIETTI Guilio 1929

Giulio or Joe as he called himself in later life was the son of Joseph Anjelo Quilietti and Jeannie Boyle.  On his birth certificate his name is written down as GUILO.

He was born on 4th December 1929 at 5 St. James’ Place, Greenside, Edinburgh.  The building is now gone and standing in its place is John Lewis, Edinburgh.

Greenside, as it was when the Quilietti family lived there.

He married Irena  Park in London Road Church, Edinburgh on 31st March 1956.

David with Denis and Jamie Stanton 2004

London Road Church, Edinburgh

Giulio was an Engineer-Turner by trade at this time.  Irene worked in a factory which made cardboard bags.

Giulio lived with his mum at 79 Niddrie Mains Terrace and Irene in Easter Road.  It was to the Easter Road area that the couple moved and it was here that their two boys were born David in 1958 in the old town tenements of 94  Albert  Street.

Giulio's grandaughter Sara

Alan was born  in 1960.

Alan Quilietti with Grace and their daughter Sarah Anne

For work reasons the family moved through to Falkirk.  After some years their marriage split up.   Irene remained in Falkirk with the boys and Giulio returned to Edinburgh.

Giulio moved his profession and entered into the bar trade.   He managed many public houses and became very well known in the trade.   His niece Janet Quilietti worked with him frequently throughout his publican career.

The publican’s life was one which involved long hours.  Giulio had an eye for the ladies and after his split he started a relationship with another lady, Alison,  who in turn became his long term partner, although they never married.

The couple bought a hotel in the borders and tried their luck there for a time.   They retired to Nivens Knowe where they bought a Mobile Home and settled there for the remainder of their lives.

He loved his dog and in latter years when his health was failing he refused to go into hospital and leave his dog in kennells.

Giulio had a quiet personality, very deep personality and it was not easy to get him to chat about his life.

He died in November 2009.  He and Irene never divorced.   She visited him in hospital just shortly before his death and attended his funeral.

Irene in later life with her two grandchildren Sarah Anne and Chris Quilietti

Giulio and Alison

Chris works for the BBC

One Response to “QUILIETTI Guilio 1929”

  1. Jan Quilietti says:

    Helena ma wee darlin’, I also have a wee story about my favourite uncle which will be at your disposal as soon as possible.xx

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