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Frank (Chick) Mascaro

Mascaro, Frank (Chick) Sr.
Frank passed away from cardiac arrest at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center on Saturday, November 3rd after a long and courageous battle with heart, lung and kidney disease. He was 66 years old. Born on December 11, 1945 in Greenwich, CT to John and Congetta Mascaro, Frank graduated from Greenwich High School in 1963 where he was running-back on the varsity football team. In 1964 he completed a course for Tool and Die making at J.M. Wright Technical School in Stamford, CT. He was employed at Pitney Bowes, Inc. in Stamford, CT and Newtown, CT for 37 years, and retired as manager of Meter Performance in 2002, at which time he moved with his family to Sierra Vista, AZ to enjoy a more pleasant climate and relaxed lifestyle. Frank was always fascinated by the "old west" and enjoyed living just 16 miles from the former home of the legendary Wyatt Earp, in Tombstone, AZ - "The Town Too Tough to Die." An avid fly fisherman, Frank was a Charter Member of the Stamford, CT Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He was a member of the Cos Cob Gun Club, in Cos Cob, CT and was also a fine marksman in the sport of Cowboy Action Shooting (The Dragoon Drifter), and enjoyed and won many competitions over the years. Frank was also a member of the Smith and Wesson Collector's Association. In his earlier years, he was also member and treasurer of the Stamford Fish and Game Association. His fondest memories are the times he spent fishing the Beaverkill River in the Catskills. Frank also cherished all the wonderful family vacations over the years from Maine to Florida and all stops in-between. Frank was a most devoted father and husband. There was nothing he wouldn't do for his family and he will be missed more than life itself. Survivors are his beloved wife of 40 years, Valerie, and his cherished son, Frank J. Mascaro, Jr. (the joy of his life). He also leaves his dear sister, Joan Iovanna and husband Ernest of Trumbull, CT, sisters-in-law, Barbra Bernini and husband Don of Port Charlotte, FL, Traci Rotante and husband Paul of Stamford, CT, and brother-in-law Richard Nowlin of Stamford, CT. Nieces, Danielle Fecteau, Demi Fecteau, Terri Nowlin, Tiffany, Lindsey and Jessie Rotante. Nephews John Iovanna, Peter Nowlin, Michael Nowlin, and Kenneth Fecteau, and Aunts, Palma Smeriglio and Ruth Valenzano, as well as many first cousins, second cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews and wonderful life-long friends, Cy and Arlene Bria, Gary and Pat Chicatell, Jim and Leslie Apa, Bert and Mary Ellen Pike, and "The Breakfast Club" of Wally, Mary Ann, Ida and Marcy. Frank will also be greatly missed by his Chocolate Lab and constant companion, Wyatt. Frank was predeceased by his parents, John and Congetta Mascaro, mother-in-law, Evelyn Nowlin and father-in-law, Terry Nowlin, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Frank's memorial service and celebration of life for family and friends will take place on January 19, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church "The Fish Church", 1101 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT at 1:00 p.m. Frank's family would like to thank Pastor Mark Perry and the staff of Sierra Evangelical Lutheran church as well as the congregation, his concerned family and many friends and neighbors for all the prayers and encouragement bestowed during Frank's illness. It is said that life is not measured by the breaths that we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Frank was indeed blessed with those moments. Heaven has new angel.

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Published in StamfordAdvocate on Nov. 8, 2012
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