Francis M Cardello III

October 13, 1965 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 55)


Francis Michael Cardello, III, 55, died suddenly Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Torrington. His loving wife of almost 25 years, Naomi, was at his side.  

The son of the late Francis and Diane Cardello, Jr., Frank was born in Torrington and remained a lifelong resident. He was a proud graduate of Torrington High School and Central Connecticut State University.  Almost 27 years of employment at Torrington Staples resulted in customers requesting him by name, knowing his advice would never steer them wrong.  A member of The Connecticut Society of Santas and Clowns of America,  Frank loved to entertain people of all ages, whether portraying Santa, twisting balloons into every imaginable sort of creature or playing music.  His ability to conquer within moments almost any instrument he picked up awed all those who knew him.  Frank enjoyed the Dodgers, Lakers and Dolphins and taking care of his yard.  In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his brothers Edward and wife Jennifer Cardello of Wellington, FL; Jonathan and wife Rachel of Miami, FL; his three beautiful nieces Victoria and Faith Cardello of Wellington, Fl and Paige Carter of Torrington.  Frank was predeceased by his niece Hope Cardello and his faithful dog Donut.  A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect Street, Torrington at 2:00 PM.  Burial will follow at new St. Francis Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 5-7 PM at Phalen Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue, 113 Chestnut Hill Road, East Hampton, CT 06424 or the Last Post Animal Sanctuary, 95 Belden St, Falls Village, CT  06031.


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April 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phalen Funeral Home
285 Migeon Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790

Funeral Service
April 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Trinity Episcopal Church
220 Prospect St
Torrington, CT 06790

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