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Pasquale Fratino, age 93 of Norwalk, died peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband of Antonietta (Passarelli) Fratino for over 68 years. Pasquale was born in Jelsi, Italy on November 9, 1925, the son of the late Salvatore and Candida (Tedeschi) Fratino and has lived locally since 1953. He retired as the owner of Fratino Tile Company and was a highly regarded tile setter and ceramic mason. He was a life member of the St. Ann Club and a former board member and officer, who enjoyed socializing and playing bocce with his family and friends. Pasquale was very creative and loved his work. He was devoted to his family and loved to travel.
In addition to his wife, Pasquale is survived by his sons and their wives, Salvatore and Wendy Fratino of Wilton and Michael and Jean Fratino of Norwalk, his grandchildren Adam, Christopher, Kelly and Robert Fratino and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers Giuseppe, Michele and Giovanni Fratino.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jerome Church, 23 Half Mile Rd., Norwalk on Thursday, January 24 at 10 AM. Entombment will follow at St. John Cemetery. Pasquale’s family will receive friends at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Wednesday from 4-8 PM.