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cofrancesco.net
Periodic Newsletter

Dec
2009

7


Dear Friend,

It has been about six months since we issued our last Newsletter.
Much has happened since then...

 

The Cofrancesco Reunion 2009

Another successful Cofrancesco family reunion was held in August in New Haven, Connecticut.


The Cofrancesco 2009 Reunion group photo
(Photo Augustine Cofrancesco)

Pictures from the reunion can be seen here.

 


NEW SITE FRIENDS:

(in order of registration)

 

Joan DiLeone Caulway

Lynn Cofrancesco Dobiel

Richard Cofrancesco

Tom Priscilla

Bill Denert

Steve Cofrancesco

Donald G. Cofrancesco

Maryelise

Patrizia Cofrancesco

Federico

Luigina Cofrancesco

Sandra Cofrancesco

Richard Cofrancesco

Loretta Cofrancesco Liburdi

Victoria Bray

Gianni Etere

Antony Faranetta

James Pacelli Webb

Paul M. DelPizzo

Luigi Lavorgna

 

FULL LIST OF FRIENDS:

 

  Site Friends
     
on cofrancesco.net

 

Just Married

 


Pacifico Cofrancesco
and Anna Di Leone of Massa were married on June 20, 2009. Anna’s great great grandmother was Gelsomina Cofrancesco, so Anna and Pacifico were actually related before they were married!

To see their wedding pictures click here.

 

 

Trip to Italy

 


Of particular note was the visit to Massa by another Cofrancesco whose ancestors immigrated to the United States. Arlene Willis, maiden name Cofrancesco of Toronto Canada and Longboat Key, Florida, USA, and her husband Michael Willis visited Massa in September.

Photographs and a report of their visit can be seen here.

 

Arlene (Cofrancesco) Willis

New Page on our Website

 


We have continued to publish reviews of books and DVDs on subjects that are of interest to Italians and Italian Americans.

A compilation of this material can be seen here
    in the new Books & DVDs section.

 


  Books & DVDs
     
on cofrancesco.net

The Winners!

 


Our last Newsletter announced the completion of two important papers on the immigration of Cofrancescos to the United States. They can be reviewed here in the new Immigration section. We also announced a contest based on information that can be learned from these papers. The American winner is Dorothy Manley, maiden name Cofrancesco, and the Italian winner is Alessandro Cofrancesco of Massa (actually his daughter Marzia).


  Immigration
     
on cofrancesco.net

 

Dorothy is the great granddaughter of Ferdinando Cofrancesco, patriarch of family F09 (see Immigration paper), who emigrated from Massa di Faicchio to the United States in 1899 and 1909. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Dorothy and her husband Pat Manley are retired schoolteachers. They are long time residents of Milford, Connecticut. They have three children and six grandchildren, all who reside in Milford.

 

 

Alessandro lives in Massa di Faicchio. He is married to Anna and they have two children, Marzia and Giuseppe. Marzia is the real winner, so she will receive Severgnini’s book.

The two winners will receive a copy of Beppe Severgnini's book An Italian in America, in their choice of either the Italian or English edition

 

Answers to the 10 Questions

 1.

Cofrancesco immigrants came from how many Italian towns? (9)

2.

From which of these towns did most Cofrancesco immigrants call their home of origin? (Massa di Faicchio)

3.

Most Cofrancesco immigrants were between the ages of ___ and ___. (11 and 30)

4.

Who was the oldest Cofrancesco to arrive in the United States and what was his age? (Ferdinando’s age 71)

5.

How many US cities and towns were shown as the destination of the Cofrancesco immigrants? (18)

6.

Which state in the US received the most Cofrancesco immigrants? (Connecticut)

7.

Which city or town in the US received the most Cofrancesco immigrants? (New Haven)

8.

Cofrancesco immigrants have been categorized into how many “families”? (33)

9.

What was the first immigrant port in New York used by Cofrancesco immigrants? (Castle Garden)

10.

Excluding New York, where were the other immigrant ports used by Cofrancescos? (Boston and Philadelphia)

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 


MAY THE
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
BE WITH YOU
ALL THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS
AND IN THE NEW YEAR TO COME

John & Pacifico

If you make an e-Greeting Card,
send it to the site administrator, Pacifico Cofrancesco.
Your card will be published on the Welcome page of the
cofrancesco.net website.

 

 


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Warm regards,
cofrancesco.net admins

 

 

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