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Stanley H. StroffolinoStanley Stroffolino Dies,
A Power In GOP Politics.

Stanley H. Stroffolino, a former state senator and state representative from Norwalk, and long a power in Republican politics here and in the state, died suddenly in Norwalk Hospital at 5:07 A.M. today after being taken ill at his home. He was 71 years old and resided at 272 Flax Hill road with his wife, the former Eva D. Oiron.
Born in Derby in 1902, he was the son of the late Joseph and Louise Iacobelli Stroffolini. He lived in Norwalk 52 years.
A graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Stroffolino received a bachelor of science degree in pharmacology in 1821. He owned and operated Stanley Drug Store, on Ely avenue, for more than 40 years. At his death, he was an electrical commissioner of the South Norwalk Electrical Works. Mr. Stroffolino was a past president of the Connecticut Pharmaceutical Association, member of the Columbus Memorial Scholarship Fund, South Norwalk Council, Knights of Columbus, former fire commissioner, member of the Pietro Micca Lodge, Sons of Italy and the Norwalk Lodge of Elks. Public Career.
He began an eight year career as a public official when he was elected as a state representative in 1942. He was reelected to the state house in 1944. After two terms as a representative, Mr. Stroffolino ran for the state senate from what was then known as the 26th Senatorial district and was elected in 1946. he was reelected in 1948. Mr. Stroffolino ran for a second time in 1955, running on the Independent Taxpayer's ticket. He lost to freshman mayor George R. Brunjes by 2,157 votes. His third try for the post of chief executive came in 1957, running on the Republican ticket. This election saw former Mayor Freese elected with 9,953 votes to Stroffolino's 7,464. Mr. Stroffolino was endorsed by the Ward B. Republican Committee in 199 for a fourth attempt, but was defeated in a primary battle by State Rep. John Shostak.

Stroffolino Bridge
On Feb. 2, 1974, in ceremonies led by Mayor Donald J. Irwin, Mr. Stroffolino was honored when the new drawbridge over the Norwalk River at Washington street was dedicated as the Stanley H. Stroffolino Bridge. Mr. Stroffolino had been active in the passage of a bill in the General Assembly in 1949 which gave the bridge and highway 136 to the state. He had served on the roads and Bridges Commission, now known as the State Department of Transportation. The bill served to relieve the city of maintenance costs and the ultimate replacement expenditure for the new bridge. Mr. Stroffolino was "one of the great old warriors of Norwalk political history. Irwin added that "he did a lot of things for Norwalk and he'll be missed. Survivors in addition to his ware are a son, Stanley Stroffolino Jr. of Brooklyn Heights, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Sherman (Lynn) Glas of San Bernardino, Calif.; Mrs. Raymond (Delores) Guarino of Norwalk; Mrs. Alan (Sherley) Schoenhaus of Norwalk; three brothers, Arthur of Cos Cob, Fred and William of Norwalk; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Evelyn) Ewen, Mrs. John Donahue, all of Shelton; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services Saturday
Services will be held Saturday at 8:30 A.M. in the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott avenue, Norwalk, and at 9 in the St. Joseph's Church where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Columbus Memorial Scholarship Obituary contributed 27 April 2000 by Carolyn White < madoura@powersite.net >, whose husband is Mr. Stanley H. Stroffolino's grandson. Says Carolyn, "There were several brothers in politics and sisters all living in and around the Fairfield areas.
Evelyn Stroffolino Esposito, wife of Mayor Esposito, is of that family."

June 6, 1974

Editor of the Hour:

A Gentleman whom I called a friend, died yesterday. His name was Stanley Stroffolino. We were poles apart politically, but I never doubted his sincerity and his loyalty to his beliefs. His dedication to the best interests of this city, which he loved will be remembered by those of us who knew of the time and effort he gave so unstintingly.

At a time when a committee is being formed to instill a pride of Norwalk, through a program of public relations, perhaps it would be more fitting to renew our awareness of the warmth, the enthusiasm and the essential goodness of people like Stan who make up this town of ours. Stan would insist that we're not a Westport, a Darien, a New Canaan, anymore than were are a Bridgeport or a Waterbury. The singular qualiity of Norwalk is the sum of the efforts of people like Stan who passed our way.


STROFFOLINO __ Funeral services for Stanley Stroffolino, 71, former state representative, senator, and three-time mayoral candidate, will be held Saturday at 8:30 A.M. in the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott avenue, Norwalk, and at 9 o'clock in St. Joseph Church for a mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, West Norwalk. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Columbus Memorial Scholarship Fund would be appreciated by the family.
Hope Hose fire Co., of which he was a member, will meet at the funeral home tonight at 7:30 to pay respects.
Mr. Stroffolino was the husband of Eva D. Orion Stroffolino and resided at 272 Flax Hill road in South Norwalk. He died suddenly Tuesday in Norwalk Hospital after being taken ill at his home.

Contributed 27 April 2000 by Carolyn White < madoura@powersite.net >, whose husband is Mr. Stanley H. Stroffolino's grandson.
Dedication of

February 1, 1974

Born in Derby, Connecticut on December 31, 1902 he was educated in the Shelton public schools and graduated from the Columbia School of Pharmacy in 1921. He is a Registered Pharmacist and has maintained an active pharmacy serving Norwalk for more than 40 years.

He is a member and past president of the Connecticut Pharmaceutical Association, and has also been a member of the Southwest Drug Association, Elks, Sons of Italy, Columbus Republican Club and the Columbus Memorial Fund.

Locally, Mr. Stroffolino has served his City as a Fire Commissioner, member of the Board of Estimate and Taxation, and as an Electrical Commissioner of the South Norwalk Electric Works, a position he still holds.

At the State level he has served Norwalk as a State Representative from 1942 to 1946, and as State Senator from 1946 to 1950. While a member of the General Assembly he had the foresight to introduce a bill transferring to the State responsibility for a bridge connecting East Norwalk and South Norwalk, an action which has saved Norwalk taxpayers literally millions of dollars for maintenance costs and replacement of the old bridge with the new, modern bridge being dedicated today.


Dedication of
Stanley H. Stroffolino Bridge
Route 136, Norwalk

Feb. 1, 1974
1:30 p.m.

Star Spangled Banner -- Brian McMahon Wind Ensemble

Invocation -- The reverend Richard C. Wood

Opening remarks by Senator William G. Lyons

Senator Lyons introduces Norwalk Mayor Donald J. Irwin for brief remarks

Commissioner Burns recognizes State Senator Romeo Petroni (24th District) and State Representatives Howard A. Newman (137th District), Ronald Bard (138th District), Louis J. Padula (139th District) and John a. Fabrizio (140th District)-- Mrs. Sally M. Bolster, president of the Norwalk City Council.

Commissioner Burns introduces State Representative Gennaro (Gene) Frate (141st District), co-chairman of the General Assembly's transportation Committee for Brief Remarks

Musical Selections --God Bless America; You're a Grand Old Flag

Commissioner recognizes the family of Stanley H. Stroffolino and calls on Mr. Stroffolino for remarks

Unveiling of plaque

Proceed to Canongate Catereres, 495 Connecticut Avenue, South Norwalk, for reception

Musical Selection -- Stars and Stripes Forever


WHEREAS Stanley H. Stroffolino has faithfully and devotedly served the City of Norwalk and State of Connecticut as State Senator, State Representative, and Municipal Commissioner and

WHEREAS the State of Connecticut, through the instrumentality of the General Assembly and His Excellency the Governor, has chosen to honor him by naming the new bridge connecting the districts of South Norwalk and East Norwalk in the City of Norwalk the STANLEY STROFFOLINO BRIDGE and WHEREAS the STANLEY STROFFOLINO BRIDGE is to be formally dedicated on February 1, 1974. Now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the city of Norwalk extends its congratulations and good wishes to this dedicated public servant and citizen of Norwalk as this singular honor is bestowed upon him.


Contributed 27 April 2000 by Carolyn White < madoura@powersite.net >, whose husband is Mr. Stanley H. Stroffolino's grandson.

STROFFOLINO-- Services for Louis Stroffolino, 64, of 15 Sachem trail, Westport, husband of Teresa Valiente Stroffolino, were held today at 8:30 A.M. in the Fable Funeral Home, 215 West State street, Westport and at 9 A.M. in the Church of the Assumption for a funeral mass. Interment was in Assumption Cemetery, greens Farms.
Mr. Stroffolino, state representative from Westport since 1968, died Tuesday morning in Norwalk Hospital. Many state, county and city officials served as honorary pallbearers. Among those scheduled to attend the funeral were the following: Gov. Thomas Meskill, Sen. Lowell P. Weiker, Rep. Stuart B. McKinney, Republican State chairman, J. Brian Gaffney, Sen. J. Edward Caldwell, Sen. Edward S. Rimer Jr., Sen. Jacob P. Rudolf, Sen. Thomas Dowd, Rep. William R. Rachford, Rep. Agnes Simons, Rep. George Connors, Rep. John D'Onofrio, Rep. Francis J. Collins, Rep. Michael L. Morano, Rep. Alan Nevas, Rep. Gennaro Frate, Rep. Otha Brown, Rep. George Guidera, Rep. William Lyons, Rep. John Fabrizio, Rep. Howard Newman, Rep. Ronald Bard. Also, Edward Goodmaster, director of Pharmacy; John J. Kemish, first selectman; Howard Kany, second selectman; Marc J. Marcus, third selectman; Louis Rosenau, police chief; Harry Audley, fire chief; Herbert E. Baldwin, former first selectman; Dr. Cifford W. Mills, chairman R.T.C.; Harold R. Shippey, former fire chief. Also, John t. Tolan, superintendent Highway Department; Rocco Poli, building inspector; James Czel Jr., Public Works director; Sherman Betts, Bd of Educ.; Louis Nistico, recording chairman; Douglas Schrader, Democratic Town Chairman; William Hale, Housing director; Vincent Rotondo, superintendent Sewage Plant; Luco DeMeo, dog warden; Edward T. See, former town attorney; Edwin Green, former representative; Thomas Lyne, former second selectman; Dr. Germal Wheeler, former second selectman; Stanley Atwood, town counsel; Robert Anstett, Judge of probate; John W. Boyd, former town counsel; Herm Taub; Dr. Guy Robbins; Albert T. Scully, former first selectman; Mario Sacco, Frank DeMace, Thomas Maisano, Domenick Coccia, Alan Schoenhaus, Judge Alfred Santaniello, Judge Jessie Strassberger, Edward Ashbrook, Representative Town Chairman, Norwalk, Chief Frank Virgulak, Norwalk.Contributed 27 April 2000 by Carolyn White < madoura@powersite.net >, whose writes that her husband is Mr. Louis Stroffolino great-grandnephew.


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