Francesca Guildoni (left) in Malvaglio Italy 1918
just before coming to America and settling in
St. Louis "The Hill" neighborhood.
The wedding of Francesca Guildoni to Pasquale Riva in 1919 at
St. Ambrose Church.
OlLD FRIENDS REUNITED
Yogi Berra visits with Momma Rosa at the "Hall of Fame Place" street dedication in 2003.
The Marren Family Portrait (1946)
Delegation to the Vatican (1941)
Msg. John Marren (seated front left), Cardinal John Glennon (seated second left) attend a summit
meeting at the Vatican.
Monsignor John Marren standing on the steps of the Cathedral Basilica St. Louis.
Before his appointment to the Archdiocese under Cardinal Glennon, has was pastor
of the Old Cathedral on the St. Louis riverfront.
Summer of 1928
(Left to Right) Lorraine, Celeste, great-grandfather John Marren (father of Thomas and Msg. John),
Glennon, Vincent, and Tom.
Brothers Jerome and Tom gather with family in May 1960.
Great grandmother Honora Keenan Marren
otherwise affectionately known as "Big Momma"
The Summer of 1958
The Marren Family Portrait during the summer of 1958.
(Missing is Jerome serving in Korea)
THE EXORCIST CONNECTION
In the 1972 film "The Exorcist" the elder priest character was named Father Merrin (pronounced as Marren).
It is my opinion that his character was based on Monsignor John Marren who ranked high in the St. Louis
Archdiocese during the time of the actual exorcism in the 1940's.
In the book and the film, I believe that the author William Peter Blatty used names that were prominent in
the St. Louis Catholic church during that time. Actor Max von Sydow played Father Merrin in the film.
OLD FRIENDS REUNITE
Stan Kann (left) and Mickey Garagiola (right) at their film presentations at the Feasting Fox in 2008.
Whether in the wrestling ring or in grandma's kitchen, nobody could hold court like Uncle Mickey.
They could always make you laugh.
We lost them both too soon.
Francesca Riva, Lousia Gualdoni, and Paulina Berra share a lazy afternoon together.
VINTAGE BASEBALL OF THE 1860's
Member of the St. Louis Perfectos Vintage Baseball Team.
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