Marianna Impastato

29 May 1941–30 March 1995 (Age 53)
Alcamo, Trapani, Sicily, Italy

The Life of Marianna

When Marianna Impastato was born on 29 May 1941, in Alcamo, Trapani, Sicily, Italy, her father, Leonardo Impastato, was 39 and her mother, Caterina Asta, was 40. She died on 30 March 1995, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in All Faiths Parish, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States.

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Leonardo Impastato
Caterina Asta
Marianna Impastato
Giovanna Impastato

Parents and Siblings

    Leonardo Impastato





World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 3

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 15

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): nickname from Sicilian mpastatu ‘dirty’, ‘filthy’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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