In Search of Andrea Doria Survivors

I’m posting this letter sent to survivors, hoping that someone will read it and help me locate other Andrea Doria survivors. I’m thanking you in advance for any assistance.

Project: Gatekeeper of Survivor Stories

As you know, for the 50th anniversary of our survival, I published Alive in the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History and L’ultima notte dell’Andrea Doria. It was the beginning of my work to create our legacy for humanity. I felt then, as I do now, that our stories of courage and heroism must remain intact. Moreover, the Andrea Doria story, which became infamous due to its many injustices: prejudice, greed, cover-ups, etc., must be a lesson for all.

I am taking on the initiative to collect as many of your stories as possible. Your voices serve as testimony to the miracles of the human condition. They are a message to future generations. Here some the ways in which they may be shared:  newsletters, blogs, radio, TV, articles, podcasts, website posting, and hopefully a movie.  For now, I am simply collecting as much data as I can. Each month, you’ll receive a newsletter with at least one featured survivor.  Features will be published based on the order I receive your information. You’ll assist me greatly by returning the questionnaire attached by the end of June.

Finally, if you should happen to have contact information for other survivors and/or families of the Andrea Doria’s fatalities, would you kindly send it along to me? Thank you.

Many blessings and gratitude for your participation,

Pierette Domenica Simpson

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2 Responses to In Search of Andrea Doria Survivors

  1. tom cappello says:

    My dad is a survivor and didn`t know there was ever any reunion. His name Tommaso Cappello lives in mamaroneck Ny 914-374-4735

    • pierette says:

      I’m so glad that you wrote so that another family can be a part of our circle Thank you! I will try to call as soon as I can, but meanwhile, if you have an e-mail I will add you to my newsletter so that you and your dad can be informed of Andrea Doria related events. if you would like to write to me:

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