Stephanie Lesley Gosano1,2

F, #24301, n. 7 Outubro 1946

Pais:

Pai-Bio*: Dr Eduardo Liberato Gosano n. 20 Dez 1914, f. 2 Nov 2010
Mãe-Bio*: Adeline Hazell Lang n. 2 Fev 1924, f. 2004

Eventos Principais Main Events::

Nascimento: 7 Outubro 1946, St. Therese, Hong Kong
 


 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Nascimento*: Em 7 Outubro 1946 St. Therese, Hong Kong.
  • (Testemunha) Foto1: Stephanie Lesley Gosano apareceu numa foto de Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques; Gosano family.
  • Nome-casamento: Murphy.
 

Citações

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., II-91.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., II-722.
 
 
 
 
 

Avelina Maria Gosano1,2

F, #24314, n. 28 Setembro 1917, f. 8 Agosto 2013

Pais:

Mãe-Bio*: Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques n. 10 Mai 1889, f. 5 Set 1962

Eventos Principais Main Events::

Nascimento: 28 Setembro 1917, Hong Kong
Casamento: 28 Junho 1947, St. Therese, Hong Kong, Geoffrey Elliot Taylor Taylor's3
Falecimento: 8 Agosto 2013, Twin Oaks Nursing Home, Norwich, England4
 

Familia:

Geoffrey Elliot Taylor n. 11 Abr 1923, f. 11 Mar 1986

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Alcunha: "Ave."
  • Nascimento*: Em 28 Setembro 1917 Hong Kong.
  • Nota*: She was mentioned in her brother Luigi's Autograph Book which was drawn at the Sham Shui Po prisoner-of-war camp.
  • (Testemunha) Foto1: Avelina Maria Gosano apareceu numa foto de Palmira Maria Yvanovich; Group at Club de Recreio Dance.5
  • Nome-casamento: Taylor.
  • Casamento*: Geoffrey Elliot Taylor em 28 Junho 1947 em St. Therese, Hong Kong.3
  • (Testemunha) Foto1: Avelina Maria Gosano apareceu numa foto de Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques; Gosano family.
  • Falecimento*: 8 Agosto 2013 Twin Oaks Nursing Home, Norwich, England, 95.4
 

Citações

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., II-92.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., II-723.
  3. [S492] Stuart Eric Young #24317, "Young, Stuart email," e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao, Forwarding Requiem Mass booklet for Avelina.
  4. [S492] Stuart Eric Young #24317, "Young, Stuart email," e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao.
  5. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
 
 
 
 
 

Geoffrey Elliot Taylor1,2

M, #24315, n. 11 Abril 1923, f. 11 Março 1986

Eventos Principais Main Events::

Nascimento: 11 Abril 1923
Casamento: 28 Junho 1947, St. Therese, Hong Kong, Avelina Maria Gosano Gosano's3
Falecimento: 11 Março 1986
 

Familia:

Avelina Maria Gosano n. 28 Set 1917, f. 8 Ago 2013

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Nascimento*: Em 11 Abril 1923.
  • (Testemunha) Foto1: Geoffrey Elliot Taylor apareceu numa foto de Palmira Maria Yvanovich; Group at Club de Recreio Dance.4
  • Casamento*: Avelina Maria Gosano em 28 Junho 1947 em St. Therese, Hong Kong.3
  • (Testemunha) Foto1: Geoffrey Elliot Taylor apareceu numa foto de Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques; Gosano family.
  • Falecimento*: 11 Março 1986 62.
 

Citações

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., II-92.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., II-723.
  3. [S492] Stuart Eric Young #24317, "Young, Stuart email," e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao, Forwarding Requiem Mass booklet for Avelina.
  4. [S150] Antonio Jorge da Silva, Portuguese Community in HK.
 
 
 
 
 

Luís Gonzaga Gosano1,2,3

M, #24324, n. 7 Julho 1919, f. 24 Julho 2014

Pais:

Mãe-Bio*: Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques n. 10 Mai 1889, f. 5 Set 1962

Eventos Principais Main Events::

Nascimento: 7 Julho 1919, Hong Kong
Casamento: 25 Setembro 1948, St. Teresa, Hong Kong, Socorro Filomena Baptista Baptista's no children4
Falecimento: 24 Julho 2014, Bellingham, USA5
 

Familia:

Socorro Filomena Baptista n. 31 Jan 1924, f. 30 Dez 2014

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Alcunha: "Luigi."
  • Nascimento*: Em 7 Julho 1919 Hong Kong.
  • WWII*: Listado em HK War Diary por Tony Banham.6
  • Signature*: Luís Gonzaga Gosano was New Tag em 1945.
  • (Testemunha) Nota: [ ];

    Mentioned in an article in the Renascimento journal of 30 September 1945 (p 3.)

  • (Testemunha) Foto1: Ele apareceu numa foto de Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques; Gosano family.
  • Casamento*: Socorro Filomena Baptista em 25 Setembro 1948 em St. Teresa, Hong Kong; no children.4
  • Falecimento*: 24 Julho 2014 Bellingham, USA, 95.5
  • Ocupação*:

    Luigi Gosano, 1919-2014


    A short tale of a Gentle man


    'My late brother-in-law Luigi Gosano was the kindest and most pleasant man that I have ever known. A gentleman and a gentle man.'


    Luís Gonzaga 'Luigi' Gosano was a member of a very distinguished family. He was the eighth in a large family, three daughters and seven sons of Júlio Jesus dos Passos Gosano and his wife, 4826;Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques:PageLink], a member of another very distinguished family. Born in 1919, Luigi was only four years old when his father drowned while crossing from Kowloon to Hong Kong when the boat in which he was travelling sank during a strong typhoon.

    Júlio Gosano would have been proud of the way his family turned out. They became outstanding sportsmen and also served in the defence of Hong Kong in World War II. Like his brothers, Luigi was an excellent sportsman and although he played in the shadows of his more famous brothers, he was generous in his praises of their great achievements but never of his own contribution to the success of the Club de Recreio cricket and softball teams.

    One brother died as a young man; of the other seven, five are in a group photo of the Hockey First Division League Champions 1940-41, taken at Club de Recreio, Kowloon. Earlier on, a newspaper item in 1939 reports Luigi playing in a cricket match between Hong Kong Cricket Club and Club de Recreio.

    By the end of 1941, three of the five brothers were prisoners of war. Bertie, Jerry, Zinho and Luigi were all members of the No. 5 Portuguese Machine-Gun Company of the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps, who fought bravely for the defence of Hong Kong. However, Hong Kong fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day 1941, and hundreds of the Volunteers spent nearly four years in Shumshuipo Prisoner of War Camp. Luigi's older brother Bertie was wounded in battle. He was treated in a civilian hospital from which he managed to evade capture and escaped to Macau. However, Luigi, Jerry and Zinho did not escape, and the next forty-four months were a time of deprivation and constant hunger. The prisoners 'messed' in small groups sharing the occasional Red Cross parcels, saving choice items for Christmas meals.

    Dr. Eddie Gosano was not caught up in this misery. He was one of the thousands of Hong Kong Portuguese who in 1942 made their way to Macau. He is remembered affectionately by Nuno Loureiro d'Eça in his Memoirs, Adeus Macau, included in his entry in the famous Macanese Families website. He recalls 'the ubiquitous Doctors Tony Guterresand Eddie Gosano, etc. riding their bicycles to visit the sick and afflicted in the hospitals and refugee centers at all times of the day and night.'

         
         
    Luigi kept a small album recording some events of his imprisonment. This treasure survives to the present day and its contents are extremely touching, especially the menus for the Christmas meals of 1942 and 1944 and the carefully drawn and meticulously listed contents of the parcels, such as Sansinena corned beef from Argentina, raisins, margarine, plum jam, dried apples, even chocolate and condensed milk. Clothing was listed too: shirts, singlets, shorts, hats and cardigans. These beautifully drawn records of their captivity are important and valuable.
         
         
         
    When the Japanese surrendered, Luigi wrote a passionate and moving account of the raising of the Union Jack in the camp on 18 August 1945. 'Slowly and majestically, the flag of the Empire rose and broke at the masthead, and in the fresh breeze it floated proudly supreme. It fluttered bravely over the remnant ranks of Hong Kong's defenders who were drawn up motionless and at the salute . it signalled the end of Japanese oppression, the end of 3½ years of bondage.'

         
    When the Japanese surrendered, Luigi wrote a passionate and moving account of the raising of the Union Jack in the camp on 18 August 1945. 'Slowly and majestically, the flag of the Empire rose and broke at the masthead, and in the fresh breeze it floated proudly supreme. It fluttered bravely over the remnant ranks of Hong Kong's defenders who were drawn up motionless and at the salute . It signalled the end of Japanese oppression, the end of 3½ years of bondage.'

         
    Next month, two of the Gosano brothers, Jerry and Luigi, again featured prominently in September 1945 when a team of Volunteers came to Macau and played the Valentes, the Macau Hockey Club champions. The Volunteer team had not held a hockey stick since the last games were played in Hong Kong on Sunday 7 December 1941, the day before the Japanese invasion. The Macau paper, Renascimento, reported:

         

              
    'J. Gosano, at inside right, was the outstanding player in the attack and scored all three goals for his side. He was well supported by Capt. Rodrigues at centre forward and Yvanovich on the right wing.' These were Sir Albert Rodrigues for many years the leader of the Portuguese community in Hong Kong, and Philippe Yvanovich, both of whom served in the Volunteers. Philippe could not find boots to fit him, so he played the whole game in his socks.

         
    After the war, Luigi met, courted and married Mimi Baptista in 1948, immigrating in 1961 to Southern California. Upon retirement they moved north in 2004 to Bellingham, Washington, to be close to Mimi's sister Teresa in British Columbia. Luigi loved jazz and enjoyed reading history of the War. He and Mimi enjoyed an active retirement but sadly, Luigi suffered a stroke in June 2014 and died on July 24. He was 95 years old. Mimi passed away five months later on December 30.

         
    Filomeno 'Meno' Baptista, Luigi's brother-in-law writes: 'Mimi and Luigi had no children but will be remembered by family and friends for their love of dogs and as kind and generous benefactors to numerous nephews and nieces, especially 24305;Suzanne [:PageLink][:PageLink].
 

Citações

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., II-92.
  2. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-361.
  3. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., I-432, II-723.
  4. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., p361.
  5. [S61] Bosco Correa #38206, e-mail to HA d'Assumpcao.
  6. [S238] Tony Banham, HK War Diary.
 
 
 
 
 

Socorro Filomena Baptista1,2,3

F, #24325, n. 31 Janeiro 1924, f. 30 Dezembro 2014

Eventos Principais Main Events::

Nascimento: 31 Janeiro 1924, Hong Kong
Casamento: 25 Setembro 1948, St. Teresa, Hong Kong, Luís Gonzaga Gosano Gosano's no children4
Falecimento: 30 Dezembro 2014, Bellingham, USA
 

Familia:

Luís Gonzaga Gosano n. 7 Jul 1919, f. 24 Jul 2014

 

Outros detalhes Other details:

  • Alcunha: "Mimi."
  • Nascimento*: Em 31 Janeiro 1924 Hong Kong.
  • (Testemunha) Foto1: Socorro Filomena Baptista apareceu numa foto de Adeliza Tomásia Maria Marques; Gosano family.
  • Nome-casamento: Gosano.4
  • Casamento*: Luís Gonzaga Gosano em 25 Setembro 1948 em St. Teresa, Hong Kong; no children.4
  • Falecimento*: 30 Dezembro 2014 Bellingham, USA, 90.
 

Citações

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-361.
  2. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., II-92.
  3. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., I-432, II-724.
  4. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., p361.