Sig. Abele Rigozzi
Abele Rigozzi, 22, was born in 1890 in Switzerland. His family lived in Aquila, Blenio, Kanton Ticino, Switzerland. Together with his friends Alessandro Pedrini and Mario Zanetti he was employed by Luigi Gatti to sail on the Titanic
Rigozzi died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#115) and was buried at sea. When his body was recovered it was found to be wearing a black armband. He had been in mourning for his father who died in February 1912.
His belongings were handed to his mother Arcangela. She received sFr 500 from White Star as compensation while from the Lord Mayor's Fund she received £60. White Star also paid Rigozzi's outstanding wages for six days of sFr 10.60.
Until now there has been no memorial to Abele Rigozzi in the graveyard at Aquila. But in 2002 a new stone will be erected that will bear his photograph.
References and Sources
Philip Hind (Editor)
Gilles Baggi, Switzerland
Hermann Söldner, Germany
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