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Angelo Anthony Rosato age 91 of New Milford died peacefully on Tuesday November 13, 2012 in the home of daughter Geraldine. Mr. Rosato was born April 9, 1921 in Waterville, CT a son of the late Marco and Immacolata (Iannelli) Rosato of Morcone, Italy. He was a lifelong resident of New Milford. In 1953 he opened A.A. Rosato Jeweler's, located on 44 Bank Street, New Milford, and was in business for 32 years before retiring in 1985. He was a charter member of the New Milford Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the American Legion for over 50 years. Mr. Rosato was an Artist and enjoyed coin collecting as a hobby. He was a member of various coin clubs in the area and president of the New Milford coin club in 1967. He became interested in a new facet of numismatics, collecting elongated coins. With this passion for the elongated coin and using his professional talent, he started to design, hand engrave and roll his own elongated coin collection. He wrote and published the most comprehensive reference guide and catalog of elongated coins produced from 1960-1978 called the "Encyclopedia of the Modern Elongated" Mr. Rosato was a communicant of St Francis Xavier Church of New Milford and a member of the Knights of Columbus Housatonic Council No. 40 and was named as Grand Knight in 1967-1968. Angelo is survived by his daughter Geraldine Rosato of Naugatuck, CT and grandson Brian R. Rosato of Miami, FL; three brothers Asvero Rosato of New Milford, CT, Dante Rosato of Sarasota, FL, Duillo Rosato and his wife Alta of Danbury; beloved sister Nancy Legnani and her husband Robert of Berlin, CT and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother Louis Rosato. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St Francis Xavier Church on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 10 am. Burial will be in St Francis Xavier Cemetery, New Milford, CT. Family will receive friends in the Colonial Funeral Home 87 Park Lane RD, New Milford, CT Friday evening from 5 until 8 PM Memorials may be made to the Newington Children's Hospital. Information and on-line condolences at Hullfuneralservice.com.
Hull Funeral Home
60 Division Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Published in News Times on Nov. 15, 2012