I heard this information from my mother: two of Gigi’s sisters, Anna (late 80s) and Helen (91), are the last of his siblings still living, and currently reside in the Webster, MA area.

Kathy Thompson (Helen’s daughter) told my mother that Gigi’s mother’s name was Helen Fidelski; she came as a young girl to America by herself. In fact, she was so petite/tiny, that the sailors thought she was a kid and took care of her as she made the voyage over the Atlantic, feeding her beer when she was seasick.

Once here in the USA, she eventually met and married Josef Tryba, Gigi’s father – who also came to America on his own.