Anthony Gennaro Cofrancesco Sr. (1924 - 2003)

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Birth

in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States

Death

on in West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Cause of death

Pneumonia

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in West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States

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New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States

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Family

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

Wife: Angelina Rose Cofrancesco
Children with Angelina: MaryLouise Bernadette Cofrancesco, Anthony Gennaro Cofrancesco Jr., and Elise Dorothy Mineo

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Gennaro

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1924 - In the year that Anthony Gennaro Cofrancesco Sr. was born, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1970 - When he was 46 years old, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

1973 - Anthony was 49 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

1982 - He was 58 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

1999 - Anthony was 75 years old when the fear that Y2K (year 2000) would cause the failure of computers worldwide when clocks didn't properly update to January 1st, 2000 became near panic. While some computer systems and software did have problems, the panic was unfounded and computer life went on.

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August 4, 1946 - April 17, 2003 (death)
New Haven, New Haven County, CT
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Anthony Gennaro Cofrancesco Sr., father to 3 children, died on April 17, 2003 in West Haven, Connecticut at age 78. His family lists the cause of death as: pneumonia. He was buried in West Haven, Connecticut. He was born on June 28, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut. He was born to Maria Marguerite Cofrancesco and Gennaro Cofrancesco, with siblings Alex, Vincent, Pasquale, and Louis. Anthony married Angelina Cannavina on August 4, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut and they were together until death separated them on April 17, 2003 in West Haven, Connecticut. They gave birth to MaryLouise Bernadette Cofrancesco, Anthony Gennaro Cofrancesco Jr., and Elise Dorothy Mineo.

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