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Theodore Fiordelisi, 86, Of Stamford

Theodore Fiordelisi
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STAMFORD, Conn. – Theodore Victor Fiordelisi, 86, of Stamford, died Saturday, Sept. 19.

He was born in San Mango Sul Calore, Avelino, Italy, on Sept. 10, 1929, and came to the United States in 1932.

He was the son of  Salvatore Fiordelisi and Carmela (Coppola) Fiordelisi.

He graduated from Stamford High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps with rank of sergeant during the Korean War.

He was a former member of the Italian Center, Stamford Exchange Club, Stamford Chamber of Commerce, Adult and Continuing Education, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, and the Republican Town Committee.

He was employed by Natelson's Clothing Store from 1951 to 1991 in sales, as a buyer and as store manager. After Natelson's Clothing Store closed in 1991, he became an account executive with Natelson's, traveling through all 50 states doing bankruptcy sales.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years and best friend, Mary (DeLuca) Fiordelisi; three daughters, Deborah Esposito of Stamford, Carmela Cleary and her husband, John, of Monroe, and Lisa Considine and her husband, Thomas, of Trumbull; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law of Stamford; one brother and a sister-in-law of Fairfield; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, a brother and a mother-in-law.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford.

A procession will leave the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 9:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at The Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Entombment will follow at St. John's Old Mausoleum, Hoyt Street, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to a special needs fund of one's choice.

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