Alex Louis Cofrancesco Sr. (1922 - 2010)

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Birth

Alex Cofrancesco was born on in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States

Family

Mother: Maria Marguerite Cofrancesco
Father: Gennaro Cofrancesco
Siblings: Vincent James Cofrancesco, Pasquale Anthony Cofrancesco, Louis Frank Cofrancesco, and Anthony Gennaro Cofrancesco Sr.

Wife: Dorothy Mae Cofrancesco
Children with Dorothy: Richard Alex Cofrancesco, Gerald John Cofrancesco, Alex Louis Cofrancesco Jr., and Eugene Alex Cofrancesco

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Alex Cofrancesco died on in Bethany, New Haven County, Connecticut United States

Cause of death: Natural causes

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in West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States

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Bethany, New Haven County, Connecticut United States

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1922 - In the year that Alex Louis Cofrancesco Sr. was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

1928 - By the time he was merely 6 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1935 - By the time he was only 13 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1958 - Alex was 36 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

1973 - At the age of 51 years old, Alex was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

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April 30, 2010 (death)
New Haven, New Haven County, CT
United States
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Alex Cofrancesco of 9 Dayton Rd. died at home Friday April 30,2010. He was the husband of Dorothy Warner Cofrancesco. Alex was born in New Haven October 5,1922,a son of the late Gennaro Cofrancesco and Maria Salzona Santillo and had worked for Metropolitan Insurance Co. for several years before retiring. He was a member of the Citadel Club for 70 years,the Bethany Athletic Association for 50 years and the Sons of Italy. In 2009 he was given honorary degree from the University of New Haven. Alex was the devoted father of Richard (Lena) of Hamden,Gerald (Donna), Alex (Judy) and Gene (Paula) Cofrancesco all of Bethany. Brother of Louis,Vincent and the late Pasquale A. and Anthony Cofrancesco. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.Funeral from the Iovanne Funeral Home,Inc. 11 Wooster Pl. Tuesday morning at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael's Church at 10. Entombment in St.Lawrence Mausolem. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Athletic Association 10 Munson Rd. Bethany,CT 06525 or to the Sons of Italy or Catholic Relief Services.

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