Hello Robert, I actually live in Melbourne, but did live in NYork which is where my Bavaro family settled. I am not entirely certain but I do believe my mother in law's mother's maiden name was BAVARO, she married a Vito Marcotrigiano, my mother in law being Pasqualina. Of course all these people are long dead, hence us having to research family when people omit to pass info on. I do know that Louis Bavaro who married Nicoletta Tursi was some relative of my mother in laws. She referred to him as Uncle Louis, and cousin Pauly his son, so that is the information I am going on, but would love to know more if you do. I certainly know that the Marcotrigiano family were from Giovinazzo Bari, and no doubt he married someone from the town, still can't establish if they got married in NY or in Bari, she died very young into her marriage, diabetic coma abt the age of 38 I believe.
What ever information you have on the Bavaro family would be appreciated. I see you posted this in 2000, so I hope you are still researching, funny how time flys.
Regards Linda Grippi