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Wanda Fer­rag­amo is re­mem­bered, AAFA an­nounces hon­orees.

When Wanda Fer­rag­amo brought two of her sons, Mas­simo and Leonardo, to the United States for the first time in 1970, she wanted to make sure it was a trip to re­mem­ber. She set out with them from Italy on a boat, the same way her late hus­band — the leg­endary Sal­va­tore Fer­rag­amo — trav­eled when he em­i­grated to Amer­ica in 1914. “She wanted us to ex­pe­ri­ence the same jour­ney he did. She wanted us to un­der­stand how hard it was,” Mas­simo, chair­man of Fer­rag­amo USA, said dur­ing a mass hon­or­ing his late mother at St. Pa­trick’s Cathe­dral in New York last week. The ma­tri­arch of the fam­ily and hon­orary pres­i­dent of the com­pany since 2006, died in Oc­to­ber at age 96. She was in­stru­men­tal in build­ing the Ital­ian la­bel af­ter her hus­band’s death in 1960. When Sal­va­tore passed away, his wife, 38, was left with six chil­dren: Fi­amma, Gio­vanna, Ful­via, Fer­ruc­cio, Mas­simo and Leonardo.

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