Louis Borea, 77, who spent almost 40 years as a librarian in the Spanish-Italian section of the
Library of Congress before retiring in the mid-1990s, died March 15 of supranuclear palsy at
Gladys Spellman Specialty Hospital and Nursing Center in Cheverly. He was a Cheverly
Mr. Borea was born in Fardella, Italy, and came to the United States at 16 to live with his
father, a bricklayer in the Washington area. He learned English, graduated from McKinley
Technical High School and then returned to Italy, where he got a bachelor's degree from the
University of Naples.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and attended library science courses at
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Maddalena Borea of Cheverly; two children, Angela
Alkire of Cheverly and Vito Nicola Borea of Rome; a sister, Antonietta Ricciardi of Mount
Rainier; and four grandchildren.
-- Joe Holley