Ferraro, Geraldine Anne
- Melanie Gustafson
Ferraro, Geraldine Anne (26 August 1935–26 March 2011), lawyer, U.S. congresswoman, and vice presidential candidate, was born in Newburgh, New York, to Dominick Ferraro, an Italian immigrant who owned a restaurant and a five-and-dime, and Antonetta L. Corrieri. Geraldine was eight years old when she witnessed her father’s unexpected death from a heart attack, and she often stated that it was the dividing line of her life. The death of Geraldine’s father left her family, which included an older brother, Carl, in reduced circumstances; her mother worked as a seamstress to make ends meet. They moved to the south Bronx and then to Queens....