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Thomas Scanzillo

Thomas Scanzillo, 91, of Monroe, husband of the late Susan (DiCecco) Scanzillo, died October 28 at St Vincent’s Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was the uncle of Jack Piccolo of Newtown.

Born in Bridgeport on September 27, 1908, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marie (Sebastiano) Scanzillo. He was a long-time Bridgeport resident before moving to Monroe 20 years ago.

Mr Scanzillo was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. and earned master’s degrees from New York University and Fairfield University. He worked as a mathematics teacher for the Bridgeport Board of Education at Central and Harding High Schools for 45 years before retiring in 1977. Mr Scanzillo was a member of the Fairfield Amateur Radio Association and the Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association.

He is survived by a sister, Lena Scanzillo of Bridgeport; a brother-in-law, Joseph DiCecco of Bridgeport; a sister-in-law, Kay Sweger of Shelton; two other nephews, Frank Cortigiano of Trumbull and Robert Sweger of Huntington; nieces, Nancy Cedrone of Huntington, Kathy Dominguez of Bridgeport; Natalie Stevens of New Mexico and Mary Louise Roje of Florida.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Fannie (Scanzillo) Buono.

A memorial Mass was celebrated in St Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, (Route 111), Monroe, on November 2.

The Spadaccino Funeral Home, 499 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, was in charge of arrangements.

The Newtown Bee         November 5, 1999

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