Louis Frank Cofrancesco (1927 - 2014)



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in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States


on at St. Raphael's Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital, 1450 Chapel St., in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States
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in West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut United States


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

Wife: Dolores Rose Cofrancesco
Children with Dolores: Ronald James Cofrancesco, Louis Mark Cofrancesco, Peter James Cofrancesco Sr., and Ann Marie Dressel


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1927 - In the year that Louis Frank Cofrancesco was born, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1946 - Louis was 19 years old when on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

1965 - He was 38 years old when on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

1984 - When he was 57 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

1988 - By the time he was 61 years old, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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edit Louis Frank Cofrancesco & Dolores Rose Cofrancesco
July 4, 1951 - December 17, 2014 (death)
New Haven, New Haven County, CT
United States
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Louis F. Cofrancesco,87,entered into eternal rest on Dec.17,2014 in the St. Raphael's Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his bedside. He was the beloved husband of Dolores Cofrancesco. Born in New Haven on April 10th,1927, he was the son of the late Gennaro and Maria Salzona Cofrancesco. Lou began his woodworking career in 1946 when he became the youngest journeyman carpenter in his union local at the age of 19. Trained by master carpenter John Manone,Lou co-owned C & M Construction and built over 400 houses. He and Dolores married in 1951. In 1955, he created United Millwork with his brothers. Lou and Dolores spent their winters in North Port Fl. between 1987 and 2006. With his great passion for wood crafting, Lou's latest ventures including building,bird,bat and butterfly houses. At the age of 87, he created For the Birds etc. and worked in his shop till his last day. Besides his wife,he is survived by three sons,Ronald,Louis M. and Peter (Mary) Cofrancesco;his daughter Ann Marie (Charles) Dressel;one brother Vincent Cofrancesco; and his grandchildren, Michael, Heather,Louis J.,Julian, Mark, Peter, MaryElise,Tyler, Grace and James. He was predeceased by three brothers;Alex,Tony and Pat Cofrancesco. Funeral from The Celentano Funeral Home,424 Elm St.(cor.Dwight) New Haven Saturday morning at 11:20. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church.Center Road,Woodbridge at 12;00 noon. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the funeral from 9:00 to 11:15. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers,contributions may be made to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Dept. Ambulance Corps.,765 Amity Rd.,Bethany,CT 06524.

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