Born: February 12, 1896
Died: January 27, 1990
Married: His wife was a TB patient whose cure was unsuccessful.
Carl D'Ambrisi was a barber for many years in Saranac Lake.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 29, 1990
SARANAC LAKE — Carl D'Ambrisi, 93, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1990 in Ogdensburg. He was born in Manhattan Feb. 12, 1896, the son of Carl and Pauline (Pecorara) D'Ambrisi. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Virginia Harrington of Saranac Lake; a brother, Michael D'Ambrisi of Saranac Lake and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Febr. 12, at 11:15 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church here. Burial will be in the parish cemetery in May. Local arrangements are through Keough and Son Funeral Home.
"On his Saturdays in Saranac Lake, Mr. LaGuardia would stop in for a shave and a chat at Carl D'Ambrisi's barbershop at 65 Broadway. Mr. D'Ambrisi had lost his own wife to the White Plague in 1916, and he and his sons knew from experience what the weekend visitor from the city was suffering.
"At that time, the D'Ambrisis were living at 8 Circle Street, just around the corner from 76 Park Avenue. One day Mr. LaGuardia mentioned to Carl D'Ambrisi how much his wife missed Italian cooking and how much she might appreciate some good spaghetti with meatballs once or twice a week. So every week at least once a week, the D'Ambrisis made an Italian dinner for Thea LaGuardia and brought it to 76 Park Avenue, that the Little Flower's wife might feel a little more at home."
(From Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake, by Philip L. Gallos. page 101)