The woman who gave birth to me in 1958 was Elaine A DeFelice at the Maternity Hospital and Infant Home of Albany NY.
I left there to live with her Aunt Mary F Grippo and Uncle, Victor L Fredericks in Beacon, NY who then adopted me. Biologically, my ancestors are the Grippo and DeFelice families. My biological grandfather is Dominick DeFelice. Elaine said she would would never reveal my biological Father and would take that information to her grave. She followed through on her word having died 01 March 2017 without an utterance about his identity. Consequently, I do not know my Paternal side of my family. I do have a hypothesis from stories told to me together with DNA testing. My main ethnicities are Italian and Ashkenazi Jewish.
Elaine was born at Highland Hospital in Beacon NY in 1938. She attended South Ave Elementary School and Beacon High School. She grew up on Vine St and was raised by her Grandparents, Rocco and Vita Grippo. Then, she moved to Newburgh NY where she resided on Grand Ave for almost 50 years.
The attorney who orchestrated the adoption was Mr Epstein (deceased) who then had an office on Main St in Beacon NY.
If you can be of any assistance helping me to connect to my Paternal relatives, I will greatly appreciate it. Before I die, I would like to know the answer to this lifelong mystery.
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