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P11243- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family Picture (Odilio, Giovanni, Keno, Maria, Antonio)
 

Antonio Angelo Nadalin (Tony) was born to Giovanni and Maria (Marcuz) Nadalin in 1913. In 1921, when he was eight years old, Tony and his mother came to Windsor to be with his father. Giovanni had been working in Canada since 1912 for the Bridge factory on Walker Road, earning and saving enough money to send for his family.

Their first home was on Pitt Street, where Casino Windsor stands today. They built their second home on Louis Avenue, on what is now the parking lot North of St. Angela Merici Church. Maria worked for many years as a Sacristan at the Church.

In 1923, Odilio (Leo)was born. A third boy Keno was born in 1933.

Giovanni eventually became a bookkepper for St. Alphonsus Cemetery. The family then built a smaller home on Lillian.

Tony spent a year in St. Peter's seminary; afterward he taught shop at St. James high school and played chromatic accordion at the Capitol Theatre. He also played in a band on the weekends at Dom Polski Hall in Windsor. In 1943, he married May Ouellette. He made only $100 a month and had to take on the additional job of cement work during the summer to support his family.

Leo, who had served time in the army, married Helen Masaro one week after his brother's wedding.

In 1948, Leo and Tony decided to open a floor covering business, Nadalin Sales. The store was located at the South-East corner of Goyeau and Erie. They sold carpeting, ceramic and other floor tiles. Initially they did the installations themselves and later took on additional labourers. By 1960, business was booming and there was a need for a larger location. The new store, renamed Nadalin Floor Covering, was built across from Jackson Park on the North-West corner of Windsor Ave. and Tecumseh Rd.. In 1985, both brothers retired from the business.

   
P11243- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family Picture (Odilio, Giovanni, Keno, Maria, Antonio)
   
P11246- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family - Tony and Leo Nadalin and Claude Belanger in the Store
 
   
P11246- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family - Tony and Leo Nadalin and Claude Belanger in the Store
 
   
P11247- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family - Tony Nadalin in front of the Windsor and Tecumseh Store
 
P11247- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family - Tony Nadalin in front of the Windsor and Tecumseh Store
 
P11249- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family -  Nadalin's Store
 
P11249- Gloria Gauthier - Nadalin Family - Nadalin's Store
 
 
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