The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

May 4, 1946
Syracuse Herald Journal (Syracuse, New York)


LONDON (AP) -- A 22-year-ole bride of a GI, en route to a ship bound for the United States, looked at May-blooming England today and decided she was “too much in love with my home” to leave it. “I am sorry for my husband, but I now feel more content and happy that I have come to this decision,” said Mrs. June Marsico wife of Nick Marsico of Elyria, Ohio.

May 5, 1946


Elyria, O. (AP) – Nick Marsico said Saturday he probably would divorce his 22-year-old English bride who changed her mind about coming to America while en route to a ship with 20 other GI brides.

Mrs. June Marsico, whom Nick married last August shortly before leaving England after 27 months overseas, decide she couldn’t “face up to going to America” and got off the train at London to return to her home in Cheshire.

Asked if he was surprised by his wife’s decision, Marsico laconically replied, “Well, yes and no.” He added that he “probably will file for divorce when I get word from her that she’s not coming here.”

Since his discharge from the Navy last November, Marsico has been working in a manufacturing plant. He said he had purchased furniture and prepared a home for his bride here.

NOTE: Found a June E. Marsico arriving to NYC in 1951/53/54 with resident listed at 856 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NT

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