Frank Maduri, 91; WWII Veteran, Retired Electrolux Employee
The funeral will be held Saturday, July 5.
From Castiglione Funeral Home.
Frank Maduri, 91, passed away, July 1, 2014.
Beloved husband Of Madeline and father of Josephine Kahn (James). He is survived by his brothers Anthony (Elvira), Paul (Gloria), Demetrio (Betty); his sisters Mary Burke (Robert), Frances Tornatore (Carmen), Phylis Lanzaro (Ted) and Paula Meduri.
He is predeceased by his mother and father, Demetrio And Josephine; his brothers Peter (Evelyn), Dominick (Jospehine) and his sister Josephine Chila (John). He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews.
Frank was born Francesco Antonio Maduri. He was a young man of 17 when he was called to defend his country during WWII. He served 3 plus years in the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign among the Phillipine Islands. During that time he was responsible for the loading of bombs onto trucks that would later be transferred to aircraft. He was awarded several ribbons, The Bronze Star and Victory Medal.
Following the war he married his sweetheart, Madeline and lived in Cos Cob for all of their 68 years. Theirs was a love story for the ages.
Frank was the most talented and hardworking man who was employed by The Electrolux for over 42 years. In addition, during that time, he used his talents, charisma and charm in his love for gardening, carpentry, fishing, music and singing. He spent long hours listening to his Brother-In-Law Dom play the mandolin and he particularly loved listening to Italian folk music. He did everything with passion and a great sense of humor. He will be sorely missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Of Siena Church in Riverside. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider Donations to the “I AM HUNGARY” Program at St. Catherine’s.