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Gene Louis Casciari, 79, Longtime Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. - Gene Louis Casciari, a longtime resident of Stamford, died Sunday, April 13. He was 79.

Casciari was born April 25, 1934, in New Canaan, andwas the son of Dominick and Maria (Fasciano) Casciari. He was a 1952 graduate of New Canaan High School. He went on to attend the University of Bridgeport before serving as a corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. For many years he worked in the fabrics and wallpaper business. He was a vice-president at Katzenbach and Warren Wallcoverings and Fabrics for more than 30 years. He also worked at Greff Fabrics and at Collins and Aikman. He served as a cub scout leader and as president of the Belltown School PTA.

Casciari is survived by his son, Gene; many nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Eleanor Banks, Anne Sessa and Virginia Dombrowski. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Vera (Lopiano) Casciari; an infant son; sisters, Nancy and Antoinette Casciari; and brothers, Thomas and Joseph Casciari.

Calling hours are Wednesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory , 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. A funeral procession will leave at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, April 17 from the funeral home and proceed to St. Bridget of Ireland RC Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford, for a service to be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or to the Children’s Tumor Foundation , 120 Wall Street, 16 Floor, New York, NY 10005.

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