Domenico (Dominic) Addabbo was born in Gioia del Colle, a town in the City of Bari in Southern Italy, on Jan. 1, 1896. He immigrated to New York in 1912 and became a citizen in 1918. He married and had two sons and two daughters.
After losing their first home to eminent domain so MS 210 could be built, the family bought a house at 81-21 102 Ave. in Ozone Park. Son Joseph Patrick, born on March 17, 1925, graduated St. John’s Law School in 1946 and pursued a law career.