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It is with deep regret that the Stamford Fire Department announces the passing of retired Deputy Chief Thomas A. Petrone. Chief Petrone was 94 and passed away at home in Stratford on April 29. Born April 5, 1924 in Stamford to George and Mary Petrone, he was married for 61 years to the late Dorothy Lynch Petrone. Tom served as a medic in the army during WWII.

He was a Stamford firefighter and retired as Deputy Chief after 42 years on the job. He was a proud member of Local 786, the Hubbard Heights Has-beens and the Stillwater Indians. He was a loyal Giants fan and loved country music, playing his harmonica and the slots at Mohegan Sun.

He is survived by his children, Diane Lupinacci of Stratford, Karen (Dale) Brunner of South Carolina and Thomas Jr. (Cheryl) of Norwalk, grandchildren Dana (Stan) Cackowski of Trumbull, Jenna Lupinacci of Stratford, Kristen (Brad) Bishop of Iowa and Jaimie Brunner of South Carolina, great-grandchildren Melanie and Hailey Cackowski, Dayton and Colton Bishop. He was also survived by his sister Marilyn (Paul) Parinello of Florida and was predeceased by his brother Ralph Petrone. A memorial service will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Pl., Stratford.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Constellation Hospice, 240 Indian River Rd., Orange, CT 06477. For more information or to make an online condolence, please visit

Retired Deputy Chief Thomas A. Petrone Has Passed Away

Posted: May 5, 2018
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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