Luke Phillips HONOREE 2015


Luke Phillips grew up in Monterey. His grandparents, Antonio and Carlotta Turano were Italian immigrants who settled in Monterey in the late 1890's. They raised ten children, including Luke's mother Modesta Turano who married Luther Phillips, a cavalry soldier stationed at the Presidio of Monterey. During his teenage years Luke and his brother Tom were raised by a large family of Italian relatives, including their maternal grandparents and their aunts and uncles who taught them the customs and traditions that were an important part of the Italian family culture.