Louise P. Canepa

1933

COMPOSER, PIANIST

WRITTEN BY LOUISE P. CANEPA

Louise Canepa and fa

Born and raised in Monterey, I came from fishing families on both sides. My grandfather, Michael Colletto, was a pioneer sardine fisherman in Monterey. His eldest son, Sal Colletto, was the captain of the purse seiner U.S. Liberator. His crew included his brothers, relatives and others.

L-R; Back row: Brother John in U.S. Marine uniform, my mother Mary, my father Teodoro, brother Steve in U.S. Navy uniform. Front row: Brother Leonard; sister Bessie; me, Louise, and brother Frank. Only sibling missing was brother Sal, U.S. Army soldier overseas in the Pacific fighting in WW II. Photo by Phil Coniglio