Bernardi, Pietro Leone

Pietro Leone Bernardi 
 
Pietro “Peter” Leone Bernardi was born September 28, 1898 in Crespano del Grappo, Italy. He served in the Italian Army in World War I. According to his 1937 Declaration of Intent, Pietro first immigrated to the United States in July 1921 on the SS America with Santa Barbara as his destination.
 
He married Maria Reginato in Paderno, Italy on January 29,1927. Maria was born in San Francisco, California on November 28, 1907. In March 1927 Maria and Pietro returned to Santa Barbara. He worked as a gardener on Montecito Estates for 40 years. One such estate was the Jones' Estate. On his World War II Draft Card, Pietro listed Mrs. Gwethalyn Jones on Alston Road as a contact. Pietro was a member of the Sons of Italy. The Bernardi's had had two children, Aldo “Frank” and Gloria. Pietro died in Santa Barbara on May 25, 1984 and Maria passed away on June 1, 1993.