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Frank Magnoli, 80, Lifelong Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Frank A. Magnoli, of Stamford, died Sunday, Dec. 27. He was 80.

He was born June 14, 1935, in Stamford, the only child of Natale and Anna Magnoli.

His mother died and from the time he was an infant, he was raised by Anna's sister, Natalie Mardi. He was a lifelong resident of Stamford and was raised in the tight-knit community of the south end.

He apprenticed alongside his father at Excelsior Hardware and began courting Filomena (Phyllis) Sorbo. After marrying Phyllis, they purchased their new home in "the country" (Newfield area), where they lived for the next 55 years while raising their two sons, Frank Jr. and Michael.

He became a tool-and-die craftsman and continued to work at Excelsior for 30 years, then with Accurate Tool and Die until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Filomena (Phyllis) Sorbo Magnoli. His eldest son Frank Jr. and his daughter Josephina (Joey) Daniello-Magnoli are in Hilton Head, S.C. His younger son Michael and his wife Jennifer Sileo Magnoli and their two children, Joseph and Jessica, are in Norwalk.

Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave, Stamford.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Bridget Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Ave, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Darien.

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