On the corner of Lincoln and Shaw Streets is a building that used to be Gaffney Sound (Donald and son Michael Gaffney). I used to buy microphones there and Sunset Electronics (Ralph Gross) whoever would give me the best deal.
Also knew Pete Gaffney that I met at Deshavio's with Dick. He at that time worked for Madeline Hanna (Jukeboxes, PinBall Machines and Pool Tables) (Jimmie's Hanna's Mother) Later worked at Bendix. I worked with him at G. E. French Rd. Went to school with John Gaffney. I think he was Pete's brother. I'm good friends with Dr Ed Gaffney but that's a different family.
Any of these related ?
The Old wooden Nursing Home with those long stairs you mentioned was the 'Sunset Nursing Home' back then. I think they got a real good deal on 15 watt light bulbs and generously put one in each person's room to brighten things up for them. In back of that was the Genesee Nursing Home on Genesee Street.
The Miggliaccio's did live on Lamb Street. Tommy Played Bass in the band the Royals not the Plaids along with his brothers Ralph and Frannie. Frannie Loucks is their Cousin. Frannie Miggliaccio has a recording studio in Marcy and Played in the band Boston as Fran Cosmo with his son. Tommy married Ceri Thorngren the sister of Eric of the Chessmen. Had a bad accident with his M.G. coming home from Old Forge and hit a bear. Went to Vietnam then was a bouncer at the Waterfront in Whitesbpro.
Hi Jon, glad to have you here on the Clipper forum! I think we're speaking of the same Pete, Jr. It was his paper route I was doing in the summer of '56 or 57 that included the nursing home and hosptal. Last time I saw him was in Greenes near the point on Oneida Square (Horgans). My brother and I went back to his apartment afterward where his wife was not exactly pleased to see us. He died young, my brother told me, some time ago. Yes, there was a passel of Miggliaccio's and I think Tommy was the second oldest. We all used to ride our bikes around with a kid named Turpin down the street and we would often all head out in a pack down to Endes Cycle on lower Genesee St. or up to the Eagle on summer evenings. I didn't know he went to work for Madeline and Tony, that's interesting. I remember the old stone barn that served as a warehouse behind her office on South street where Jimmy had his print shop. That's where I began my printing "career." Re Gaffney's, one brother became a religious brother, I think, John? They were related to my mother, whose mother was a Gaffney. Shirt tail cousins.
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