Weathering the 1962 nor’easter are Rick Minichino, Margaret Minichino, Mario Minichino and Susan Minichino. Children not pictured are Robert Minichino, who was sick with the measles and Missy Minichino, who was not born yet, but alive in her mother’s belly. Also not in photo is dad, Sam, who was working for the city and busy trying to get people evacuated to safety.
Sam and Margaret Minichino and their four children: Susan, Robert, Richard and Mario, lived at 936 Pleasure Ave., a stone’s throw from the Ninth Street bridge. Margaret Minichino was expecting the family’s fifth child when the water started rising on March 6, 1962.