My wife’s mother, Gloria Cooney, Tropeano 1928 – 2004 was born in Lowell, Ma. and grew up in an orphanage.
Her mother, Mary Ruth Cooney 1903 – 1956 told her that her father was a pianist in the Fred Waring Orchestra. Gloria’s father’s mother had wanted to raise Gloria but Mary Ruth refused.
We would greatly appreciate any information that might be provided.