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Francis J. Muscarella

July 31, 1935 - September 5, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date September 10, 2019

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NEW LONDON – Francis J. “Frank” Muscarella, 84, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Hartford Hospital.  Born in New London, son of the late Joseph and Blanche (Konopka) Muscarella, he was a lifelong resident and a 1953 graduate of the former Chapman Technical High School.  He worked for forty-two years at Electric Boat, starting as a sheet metal worker and retiring as a supervisor in the Planning Department. Leaving for a time to join the service, he was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict after which he served in the Army National Guard. In addition to holding a full time job at Electric Boat, Frank served as a supernumerary police officer on the New London Police Department from 1963 until 1975 and a full time security guard at Connecticut College from 1977 until 1982. For a time in the 1990’s Frank held a part-time position at Sears in the garden department where customers were appreciative of his sound advice on tractors and lawn care. Frank was a devoted husband of 54 years to his high school sweetheart, Patricia (McCaffery) Muscarella who died in 2012.  He leaves three sons, Dr. Francis W. Muscarella (Doug) of Miami Shores, FL, Thomas J. Muscarella (Mary Jo) of Oakdale, Joseph M. Muscarella (Roseanne) of Norwich a daughter, Lisa M. Muscarella of Groton, a brother, Joseph Muscarella (Mary) of Oakdale and his friend, Georgene Craven of New London; four grandchildren, Dominique Fairbanks, Bianca Viens, Olivia Tyszkiewicz, Joseph Muscarella; three great-granddaughters, Julia, Lily Ana and Clara. Frank was an avid gardener, meticulous handy man and shrewd consumer. He was a loved and respected friend and neighbor and will be missed by all whose lives he touched. . Calling hours are Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at the Impellitter-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Avenue from 5-7pm.  The funeral is Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 where you may gather at 9am at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral, for a short wake and then we will process for a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph’s Church at 10. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to www.woundedwarriorproject.org or my mail to the Wounded Warrior Project, Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or to the ASPCA at aspca.org



     

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