STAMFORD, Conn. -- Giuseppe Pollifrone, a resident of Stamford, died Saturday, March 26. He was 82.
He was born on Sept. 16, 1933 to Nicola and Maria Francesca Rocca Pollifrone in the Village of San Nicola D’Ardore locatd in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
At the age of 16, he moved to Torino where he began a masonry apprenticeship. In 1970, he moved his family to Stamford where he built a number of homes with Maria Rosa as a partner. Self- taught, he had an innate sense of the land and could turn the least desirable parcel into something that was pleasing. He was a demanding taskmaster, however he never asked anyone to work harder than he himself did. Up to the age of 70, he would exhaust younger men trying to keep up with him.
He is survived by his wife Maria Rosa; daughters, Mirella Harrison of Greenwich and Stamford and her husband Frank, Laura Pollifrone-Lauraya of Napa, CA and her husband Rick; and Roseann Munrow of Wilton and her husband Jeff; grandchildren, Madeline, John, Michael and Julia; sister, Ida; along with his nieces, nephews and cousins living in San Nicola and Torino.
He was predeceased by his brother Vincenzo.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church, located at 4 Riverside Ave., in Riverside, on Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the church from 10-11 a.m. A private burial to St. Mary's Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a memorial donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 Connecticut Ave. # 5, Norwalk, CT 06854.
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