Photo of tombstone of Roca Benedetto, or Benedict Rocca
South Madison Neighborhood
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Photo of tombstone of Roca Benedetto, or Benedict Rocca, an Italian immigrant to came to Madison, Wisconsin at the turn of the 20th century and passed away in in 1905. The tombstone was found in the basement of his wife's and family's Greenbush neighborhood home by a new resident who bought the home in 2015. It is written in Italian, and says (translated into English): "Here rests Roca Benedetto / Born 1870 - Died 1905 / Placed sorrowfully by wife and children"
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