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Carelli, Genesus Frank M.D.


Dr. Genesis Frank Carelli, a Yale man, who is engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in New Haven, his native city, was born August 30, 1889. His father, John Carelli, was a native of Italy and on coming to the new world settled in New Haven, where he engaged in the monument business, being a stone cutter by trade. He died in May, 1897, at the comparatively early age of thirty-three years. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Rose Lombardi, was also born in Italy and came to America with a brother in 1887, at which time she took up her abode in New Haven, where she was married.

Dr. G. Frank Carelli is the eldest of a family of six children. He began his education in the public schools of New Haven, passing through consecutive grades to his graduation from the high school with the class of 1906. The following year he entered Yale for preparation for the medical profession and in 1911 was graduated with the M. D. degree, having pursued the regular four years' course. Following his graduation he entered St. Raphael's Hospital of New Haven as interne, there spending a year, gaining the broad practical experience and wide knowledge that only hospital service brings. He then entered upon the private practice of medicine, in which he has since engaged, and his ability is attested by the liberal patronage now accorded him.

On the 21st of September, 1914, Dr. Carelli was united in marriage in New Haven to Miss Rose Russo, a daughter of Paul Russo, a banker of this city, who is mentioned elsewhere in this work. They have one son, John Paul, who was born in New Haven, July 10, 1915.

Dr. Carelli holds membership with the Sons of Italy and with the Christopher Columbus Society and is also connected with the Circolo San Carlino. He belongs to the Yale Alumni and along strictly professional lines is connected with the New Haven, the New Haven County, the Connecticut State and the American Medical Associations. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church. He deserves great credit for what he has accomplished, for he is a self-educated as well as a self-made man. He was thrown upon his own resources at the death of his father and not only provided for his own support but also aided in the support of the family. His industry and economy made it possible for him to pursue his education, especially his college course, and Yale may be proud to number him among its alumni, for his record is one which reflects credit upon his alma mater.

Modern History of New Haven
Eastern New Haven County


Volume II

New York Chicago
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 

pg 258

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