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The Orlando family at their 50th family reunion in Lake Ariel.
The Orlando family at their 50th family reunion in Lake Ariel.
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Descendants of the late Joseph and Maria Orlando celebrated their 50th annual family reunion Aug. 4 at Clayton Park in Lake Ariel.

The yearly tradition started in 1964 when Joseph and Maria’s children traveled from parts of New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania to enjoy a day of fun, food and family.

In all, Joseph and Maria had nine children: Mary, Vera, Rose, Minnie, Grace, Anna, Elizabeth, Michael and Hilda. They resided on Parsonage Street, Hughestown.

Today, family from as far north as upstate New York and as far south as Florida travel to the Pocono Mountains location for a day of the same fun, food and family. Joseph and Maria’s descendants are as follows: 9 Children, 24 Grand Children, 36 Great-Grand Children, 46 Great-Great-Grand Children, 18 Great-Great-Great-Grand Children, 3 Great-Great-Great-Great-Grand Children.

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