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Photos of the Day Collection

In this page you can find a collection of the past Photos of the Day.    

Merry Christmas
Happy New Year 2021

Carol & John (USA)
Carmel & Ivan (Australia)

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year 2019


Carmel & Ivo Cofrancesco (Australia)

Carol, John Cofrancesco & their children and grandchildren (Maryland, USA)

M. J. & Buck Cofrancesco (Texas, USA)

Happy 100 Years Birthday!

Mario Antonio Cofrancesco's birthday

Mario Antonio Cofrancesco 's 100th birthday, last August 29, 2019.
He was born in Massa di Faicchio (BN, Italy) and lives in Florence.
August 29, 2019 
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year 2018!

From Maryland, United States...
Carol & John Cofrancesco
Carol & John Cofrancesco

From Sidney, Australia...
Carmel & Ivan Cofrancesco
Carmel & Ivan Cofrancesco
 Merry Chistmas and Happy New Year 2017!

Greetings from the Cofrancescos
Carmel & Ivan Cofrancesco (Australia)
Carmel & Ivan Cofrancesco (Sidney, Australia)

Carol & John Cofrancesco (Mariland, USA)
Carol & John Cofrancesco (Maryland, USA)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016!

Carol & John Cofrancesco, and family from the USA

Carmel & Ivan Cofrancesco from Australia

annapacifico2015-ok75-it-s.jpgAnna & Pacifico Cofrancesco from Italy




Happy Birthday John!

John Cofrancesco's 80th anniversary
John Cofrancesco
one of the main contributors of our Family History and Website
turned 80 on March 27th!

He celebrated it on April 3rd and went to Washington DC
for lunch with his wife Carol, and children and grandchildren.
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Merry Christmas and Happy 2015
Carol & John


Merry Christmas and Happy 2014


A baby boy of Massa with the Pope

Amedeo Di Leone


May 8, 2013 -
A baby boy of Massa di Faicchio, Amedeo Di Leone,
great-grandson of Clara Cofrancesco, handed to the Pope Francis,as he is driven through the crowd in St. Peter's Square

Welcome Tiberius!

Marco Cofrancesco's grandson Tommy Kaye,
great-grandson Christian
and great great grandson Tiberius born May 3rd, 2013.

New Mama Nicole and Tiberius
Mama Nicole & Tiberius

New grandparents & Tiberius New dad Christian & Tiberius
Grandparents Ya Maria & Tommy

Tiberius & his dad Christian

Tiberius Tiberius & Grandpa Tommy

Tiberius & Grandpa Tommy


Jo-Ann (Cofrancesco) Walter left us

Jo-Ann & Arlene at Massa

"It is with great sadness that I tell you that my sister, Jo-Ann (Cofrancesco) Walter (on the left side), passed away today (April 21 2013) after a long and courageous battle with cancer with her family at her side. Jo-Ann was a wonderful grandmother, mother, sister and wife and we will miss her dearly. May she rest in peace."

We met Jo-Ann last year in Massa di Faicchio and we will remember her smile forever.
The picture was taken during that visit, in front of the house where
her Grandfather Clemente Cofrancesco lived. We will miss her too.


Christmas 2012
May the
spirit of Christmas
be with you all through
the holidays
and in the new year to come.



St. Nicholas' Day 2011 in Massa

The statue of St. Nicholas in the main road of Massa
(Click on the photo to enlarge)



  December 6, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

John & Carol Cofrancesco

John & Carol Cofrancesco (USA)

Michael Green & Susan Cofrancesco Green

Michael Green & Susan Cofrancesco Green
& Family (USA)

Dino Cofrancesco

Dino Cofrancesco (Italia)

(click to enlarge the pictures)

Christmas 2011


Happy Birthday Italy!

Italia 150
March 17, 1861 - March 17, 2011
March 17, 2011


February 8, 2011
Pacifico is 51 years old!

Pcifico & Anna Di Leone, with her family
Pacifico & Anna Di Leone,
with her family at Massa di Faicchio

Anna's cake
The wonderful cake
Anna made for Pacifico

  February 8, 2011

Pacifico is 51 years old...

Finally he's got them...

John Kaye
January 22, 2011 - John Kaye
viting the homeland of his mother's family in Italy

"That's fabulous!"
It's what John Kaye said after tasting his "gnocchi" at the Restaurant "La Pacchiana" of Telese Terme (province of Benevento, Italy), a town close to Massa di Faicchio, which is the place of origin of the family of his mother Martha Kempczynski, nee Cofrancesco. Nowhere else in Italy he could find so well-cooked "gnocchi", but in his mother's family homeland!

He met his Italian Cofrancesco cousins for the first time!
The full story and more photos soon...

  January 2011

John Keye met his Italian Cofrancesco cousins for the first time and found also his favorite dish!

  Merry Christmas

and Happy New Year 2011

Buck & Mary Jane

Buck and Mary Jane Cofrancesco
Texas (USA)

Ivan Cofrancesco & his family

Ivan Cofrancesco & his family
Sidney (Australia)

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Susan Cofrancesco Green
& her family
of West Springfield, MA (USA)

Paul Cofrancesco & Family

Paul Cofrancesco & his family

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Anna Di Leone
& Pacifico Cofrancesco
of Massa di Faicchio (Italy)

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John &Carol Cofrancesco
f Olney, MD (USA)

Elena Cofrancesco
Elena Cofrancescof Cerreto Sannita (Italy)

Sebastian and Celia DiLeone

Sebastian & Celia DiLeone
of Hamden, CT (USA)


Genova (Ital


Merry Christmas
& Happy New Year 2011

Merry Christmas

Already harvest time in Massa

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Vineyards of Massa (Benevento, Italy) ready for the harvest
Mount Erbano in the background. In the middle "Ceselenardo",
a B&B owned by Alessandro Cofrancesco of Massa

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September 2, 2010 - Pacifico Cofrancesco of Massa (Benevento, Italy)
helping the Di Leone Family in the harvest and the preparation of wine

Autumn 2010

Harvest time in Massa di Faicchio (Italy)

Carol and John whale watching

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Carol and John Cofrancesco in Provincetown (MA)
for whale watching


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Photos of whales taken by John Cofrancesco at Provincetown (MA)

Summer 2010

Carol and John whale watching

One year later...

Anna & Pacifico

June 20, 2010 - Massa di Faicchio (Benevento, Italy)
Anna Di Leone & Pacifico Cofrancesco one year after their marriage.

June 20, 2010

Pacifico and Anna celebrating the first anniversary of their wedding

St. Anthony's Day in Cerreto Sannita

June 13, 2010 - Cerreto Sannita (Benevento, Italy),
place of origin of many Cofrancescos living in the United States.
St. Anthony

The statue of St. Anthony, followed by the Mayor and many people,
entering the Cathedral of Cerreto, after a long tour of the town
(Photo by Pacifico Cofrancesco)


The fireworks of St. Anthony's Day in the square in front of the Cathedral,
called the "Batteria" (something like a "gun battery") for the their spectacularity
(Photo by Pacifico Cofrancesco)

June 13, 2010

St. Anthony's Day in Cerreto Sannita (BN, Italy)


A very Happy and Blessed Easter
from the Cofrancesco Family

  Happy Easter 2010!

Happy Birthday, John!

Happy Birthday, John!

Happy Birthday!
John Alling Cofrancesco was 75 on March 27, 2010.
The fill up is OK... and where is the cake? :-)
March 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, John!

The storm in the US...
and some snow in Southern Italy too

Another snow storm...

February 6, 2010 - Olney, Maryland
John Cofrancesco's car during the snow storm.

"The snow has ended for now with a new historical record for Maryland,
196 cm and winter has not ended yet! The Federal Government will be closed again tomorrow, a new record of 4 days in a row, while clean up continues. At the height of the blizzard today snow plowing stopped because it was too dangerous. We are lucky because so far we have not lost our electric power, but the wind has increased."
(John Cofrancesco, Feb. 11, 2010)

...the ice

...and now the ice in Maryland
Feb. 11, 2010

...the snow in Massa (Italy)
Feb. 12, 2010

February 2010

Snow in the US
and in Sothern Italy

One night at Massa... in front of the fireplace

Cofrancescos playing music

Ciccio Cofrancesco and his son Gaetano, and Matteo Cofrancesco (Pacifico's son)
playing guitars and bass guitar in front of a fireplace.
Matteo Cofrancesco, of Garlasco (province of Pavia, Italy)
visited Massa di Faicchio (province of Benevento) from January 2 to January 7, 2010.
January 6, 2010

Ciccio Cofrancesco's Home in Massa (Italy)


Merry Christmas 2009
and Happy New Year
Carol & John Cofrancesco
Phyllis & Al Cofrancesco
Carol & John

Phyllis & Al

Pacifico Cofrancesco & Family
Paul Cofrancesco & Family
Pacifico & Family

Paul & Family


Our Blizzard

John's House - Olney, Maryland

December 19, 2009 - John's house (Olney, Maryland)

"Here is the way our home looks in the snow.
It will be snowing for 12 more hours."
John A. Cofrancesco

December 19, 2009
Olney, Maryland

John's House in the snow

Olive harvest in Massa (Italy)

Olive harvest

Anna Di Leone is using the same technique
our ancestors were using for many centuries.

Autumn 2009
Massa di Faicchio  (Italy)

Anna Di Leone

Happy Birthday, Matteo!

Happy Birthday!

October 9, 2009 - Matteo Cofrancesco (Garlasco, Italy) is 18 years old today!

The group

The group photo at the restaurant
From left to right: Paolo, Gabriele, Anna, Filomena, Matteo, Giuseppe, Pacifico, and Lucia

October 9, 2009
Garlasco (Italy)

18 years old!

Matteo Cofrancesco
is 18 years old today!

Our Trip to Massa to meet my Family

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From left to right: Pacifico Cofrancesco, Anna Di Leone, Ada Di Leone,
Michele Di Leone, Michael Willis, Arlen Cofrancesco Willis, Antonietta Tacinelli,
and Antonio Di Leone

September 26, 2009

A visit
to the homeland

Arlene Cofrancesco Willis and her husband Michael Willis
visiting the place where her grandfather Clemente Cofrancesco was born,
together with the Di Leone family at Massa di Faicchio (Italy)

Anna & Pacifico
Just Married!

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June 20, 2009
Faicchio (Italy)


Anna Di Leone
& Pacifico Cofrancesco
just married

Photos by Roberto Gaetano Faicchio



to Filomena & Giuseppe Cofrancesco!

Giuseppe & Filomena

  April 6, 2009

50th wedding

Filomena Guarnieri and Giuseppe Cofrancesco of Garlasco (Province of Pavia, Italy) celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 6, 2009. They were married on April 6, 1959 at the Church of S. Nicola of Massa di Faicchio (Benevento, Italy). They have two children, Pacifico and Lucia, and two grandchildren, Matteo and Gabriele.

See the full photo album

to Carol & John Cofrancesco!

Carol & John Cofrancesco

Carol and John Cofrancesco of Olney, Maryland, USA
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary

  January 10, 2009

50th wedding

Carol and John Cofrancesco of Olney, Maryland, USAcelebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner for family and friends hosted by their children, followed by a Caribbean cruise. They were married on January 10, 1959 at St. Francis Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Captain Cofrancesco served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health for 30 years. He then worked for a local county before retiring a second time. Mrs. Cofrancesco retired from the National Library of Medicine. Subsequently they served as volunteers at Montgomery General Hospital. They have three children and six grandchildren and have lived in Olney since 1969. 
Bozzola at Garlasco (Pavia, Italy)   Pacifico removing some snow
The Church of Bozzola at Garlasco
(province of Pavia, Italy, about 20 miles from Milan) where some Cofrancescos immigrated in the 1950s.

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Garlasco (Pavia, Italy)
Pacifico Cofrancesco trying to remove some snow...

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  January 2009

Italian snow

In the northern Italy it is snowing a lot in these first days of the new year 2009. The last time we had so much snow it was 30 years ago! 

Try again...
1 - Try again, Pacifico...

Much better!
2 - ...much better!

  Christmas 2008


Pacifico's family...
in a two-step self photoshoot.

Front row, from left to right: Paolo Righini (Lucia Cofrancesco's husband), the little Federico, Anna Righini, Lucia Cofrancesco and the little Gabriele. Back row, from left: Vittorio Negrini, Pacifico, Filomena Guarnieri and Giuseppe Cofrancesco (Pacifico and Lucia's parents).
  Christmas 2008


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Happy Thanksgiving!
  November 27, 2008


Early 1960s
Jon Cofrancesco's Thanksgiving Day

Simon's 80th birthday
Simon Cofrancesco 80th birthday
  November 11, 2008

80th Birthday

Simon Cofrancesco's
80th birthday

(Family Tree ID: I1971)

  October 30, 2008


Gaetano & Matteo Cofrancesco
at Massa di Faicchio

(Benevento, Italy)

Pacifico and Mario aka Antonio Cofrancesco in Florence
  October 2008

in Florence...

What a lucky chance!
In a city of about half a million people
I had the chance to meet (for the first time) Antonio (Mario) Cofrancesco,
who lives in Florence from 1940. A friend of mine could identify him while waiting at a bus stop! Simply incredible, but true! 
  October 9, 2008


Matteo Cofrancesco's
17th birthday

(Garlasco, Italy)

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