Jean was born about 1913 (from census record)in NYC to parents Giuseppe Puma (1879-1913) and Rosalia Anna Chiodo (1883-1965)who had five other children (Maria, Rudolpho, Anna, John, and Joseph. She had at least one child (Allan) and may have had two husbands. One was Salvatore LaFatta and probably was the second husband. There is a record on another website of a Jeanne Puma marrying an Allan Russo on December 15, 1932 in the Bronx (Certificate # 8431), but there is no information on the parents on that website and I therefore cannot confirm if this is her. We believe Jean died after 2000. Looking for information on Jean, her husbands, children, and grandchildren.
Name: Jeanne Lafata Date of Birth: Friday May 10, 1912 Date of Death: Friday May 11, 2001 Est. Age at death: 89 years, 1 days Last known residence: City: Oakland Gardens; Flushing County: Queens State: New York ZIP Code: 11364 State of Issue: New York Number: 100-24-6390
New York Times, The (NY) - January 8, 2002 Deceased Name: LAFATA, SALVATORE V. LAFATA-Salvatore V. On January 6, 2002. Beloved husband of the late Jeanne. Loving father of Allen Lafata and Jo Ann Frucco. Cherished grandfather of Joseph Santarelli, Christopher Santarelli and Melissa Santarelli. Devoted great grandfather of Lauren and Meghan. Dear brother of Rose Ruisi and Joseph Lafata. Reposing at the Frederick Funeral Home of Flushing, Northern Boulevard at 193rd St. Visiting hours on Wednesday 2-4:30PM and 7-9:30 PM. Funeral mass Thursday 9:45AM St. Robert Bellarmine R.C. Church. Entombment St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to your favorite charity in the memory of Salvatore V. Lafata.
Thank you, that does help. It brings up new questions. If he had two children and only one was a girl whose married name is Frucco, then where did his Santarelli grandchildren come from. I'm guessing his daughter had an earlier marriage. It would seem the only possibility. As far as the great grandchildren Lauren and Meghan, they must be from one or two of the male Santarelli children.
On the Italian NYC Genealogy website, I found a different husband for Jeanne Puma. His name was Allan Russo and the marriage took place Dec 15, 1932 in the Bronx (Certificate Number 8431). It's kind of interesting that the first name of this husband is almost the same first name of her son(Allen) by Salvatore LaFatta, per the obituary previously given. I've been previously told that she did have two husbands and one of them was LaFatta. I got the impression that he was the second husband which would make sense per the obituary. Can anyone confirm that Allan Russo was her first husband and whether they had any children?