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September 24, 2017

Author, 95, relives youth in ‘Ontario’

Marie Lopresti Petrulli, 95, of Port Vue leafs through “Ontario,” the book she wrote about her youth in Monessen.

By SAMANTHA STORMS

For the Mon Valley Independent

Marie Lopresti Petrulli knows much can change over the course of nearly a century.

For this 95-year-old Port Vue woman, however, the vibrant childhood she experienced growing up on an ethnic block of Ontario Street in Monessen remains as clear as it was nine decades ago.

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