On Thursday July 11 2019, Carolyn Short from the United States left the following message for George Cofrancesco:
"I'm hoping to track down a relative who lived in Buffalo. Unfortunately, I do not remember his last name. I'm 81 years old, and my mother was a Napolitano. When I was in college at Rosary Hill College in 1959, I stayed with some relatives of my mother's whose last name was Cofrancesco. There was a family headed by a wonderful man whom we all called Uncle Chris. (He was actually my grandmother Napoolitan's second or third cousin about 6 times removed, but we all called him Uncle Christ. He, his wife Fannie and children, lived in Buffalo on Swan Street. He died in 1959. I'm close to the age when I will soon either develop Alzheimer's Disease - or die - and I'd like to pass on the information about Uncle Chris's last name to the rest of the family. He had a son, named - I think - Dominic - in the Navy who reached a high level position. We were so fond of Uncle Chris. The family moved to Swan Street when they arrived from Italy, and, in 1959 Urban Renewal decided to tear down all the housing and relocate the residents outside the city limits. I can recall Uncle Chris refusing to go. He said, that's where he'd always lived, and that's where he would die. When they came to evict him - he did die. We loved him so much, and I'd like to pass on his last name to my family. Thanks for any help you can give me. Carolyn Short."
Carolyn Short left an e-mail address and a telephone number.