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With great sadness, the Stamford Fire Department announces the passing of retired Assistant Fire Chief  Theodore Farfaglia, Jr..

Chief Farfaglia, 91, passed away on April 8, 2023, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Stamford, Connecticut on March 23, 1932 and was the son of Teodoro Farfaglia and Santa Gambino Farfaglia. “Ted” was a Beloved husband, cherished father, and adored grandfather.

He graduated from Stamford High School in 1949 and was a private first class in the Korean conflict. He went on to join the Stamford Fire Department and moved up the ranks to become the first Assistant Fire Chief in 1978. Ted is survived by his wife, Marguerite Iovino Farfaglia. The couple would have been married 70 years this July.

He is also survived by a son Robert T. Farfaglia (Elizabeth), a daughter Valerie J. Colletto (Andrew), and two granddaughters, Danielle J. Colletto and Noelle B. Colletto.

Ted loved to hunt, fish, travel, and was an avid gardener. He was a wonderful cook and made the best homemade pizza in town. There was nothing in the world that Ted could not fix; carpentry, plumbing, electrical, cementing, and he could build anything and everything. He also had a love of dogs and loved spending time with his precious Tinkerbell “Tinker.” Ted had the biggest heart around and was always there to offer a helping hand. He was a kind and compassionate gentleman, “one of a kind”. Ted lived a long, fulfilling life but will be greatly missed. There will be no calling hours.

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Retired Assistant Fire Chief Theodore Farfaglia Has Passed Away

Posted: April 12, 2023
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