Frank Naclerio, 94 of Orange, the loving husband of the late Emily Conte, passed away Dec. 2 surrounded by his family.
A New Haven native and a WWII Pacific Arena Veteran, Frank owned and operated the Paramount Roll Thread Company.
He and Emily moved to Orange in 1957 where they raised their three daughters. He shared his joy of dance and singing with his children and grandchildren and provided each with his loving wisdom.
Bebop leaves his devoted family: Janet and Salvatore Barese of New Haven; Audrey and David O'Neil of Huntsville, TX; Sandra and Stiles Winterhalder of East Haven; his grandchildren Adam and Elizabeth Barese of Nashville, TN, Eric and Marcie Barese of Chevy Chase, MD, Emily Ann and Michael Lalka of Somerville, MA, Erin and Daniel Massingill of Houston, TX, Stiles and Zachary Winterhalder of East Haven; four great grandchildren Gracie Massingill, Cecilia and Xavier Barese, and Sophia Lalka; and his best friend Kurt Leindecker.
Frank, the son of the late Matthew and Josephine Carangelo Naclerio, is survived by his sisters Lucy DeNegre and Carmel Apuzzo. He is predeceased by his brothers Ralph and Thomas and his sisters Josephine Gentile and Ann Lisewski.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday from 9:30-10 a.m. at the Iovanne Funeral Home, 11 Wooster Pl., New Haven, and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael's Church at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be private.
Contributions in Frank's memory may be made to the Mary Wade Garden Fund 73 Atwater Street, New Haven, CT 06510.