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It is with deep regret that the Stamford Fire Department announces the passing of retired Mechanical Supervisor Frank Tassitano, Sr.

Frank, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13th, 2023. Frank was born on April 30, 1947, to Leonard and Mary (Raino) Tassitano. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Rosanne DeSiato Tassitano their son, Frank Jr and his wife Tina as well as his beloved granddaughter Angela. His brother Joseph and his wife Jean (Nobile) Tassitano, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In 1965 after graduating from J.M. Wright Technical School as an Automobile mechanic he joined the Navy and was stationed on the USS Holland.
Frank was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1968. After leaving the Navy, Frank joined the Stamford Fire Department until his retirement

Frank loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and gardener. He also loved golf and had an effortless swing. For many years he coached youth baseball, basketball, and hockey. In 1978 he became President of the 13–15-year-old Babe Ruth league. Frank also loved car racing and was the crew chief of the Patchen Car #94. He enjoyed cooking, music and practicing his bass every day.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to: The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Frank’s honor to help fulfill his wish to help more people.

A Funeral Mass will be officiated by Father John Connaughton on Friday, August 18, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. The family will be at the church to receive funeral guests at 9:30 a.m.

Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, 25 Camp Avenue, Darien, CT 06820.

If you would like to donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, please visit:
https://secure.qgiv.com/for/pulfibfou/

Retired Mechanical Supervisor Frank Tassitano Has Passed Away at the Age of 76

Posted: August 16, 2023
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 StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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