Joseph J. Frattaroli
Published in StamfordAdvocate
from September 8 to September 9, 2010
FRATTAROLI of Stamford and Vero Beach Florida passed away September 7,
2010. Born on October 18, 1927 he was the son of the late Frank and Anna
A 1945 graduate of Stamford High School he lettered in football and baseball.
As just a sophomore Max was selected and played on, the varsity baseball
team. He led the team in batting average his senior year.
While still in high school he played minor league ball in the Western
Maine league in the Boston Red Sox farm system. After graduation he played
in the New York Penn league in the Brooklyn Dodgers system. He won the
Falcon Memorial Trophy with a batting average of .469 and he won the Felix
LiVolsi Trophy as the Twi-Light League batting champion with an average
Max was an excellent bowler and golfer. In 1980 he had a three game string
of 679 in the Visitation Bowling league. In 1986 he shot a hole-in-one
at Dennis Highland Golf Course on Cape Cod. He was playing golf until
last fall. Max strongly believed that talent would take an athlete only
so far. The rest could only be accomplished through hard work.
Max served in the US Army during the Korean conflict in the 17th armored
engineering battalion tasked with building bridges and roads. Max worked
for, and later was a partner in, Edward J. Frattaroli Inc. civil engineers
and land surveyors. He loved his work and was a highly respected expert
in his field. He held one job his entire professional life of almost 60
He coached in the 13 15 Babe Ruth league at Belltown Park and also served
as president of the league. Seeing a need for more playing time for 13
year olds he helped establish a league exclusively for the younger players
Max was a long time supporter of the Italian Center of Stamford. He served
on the Board of Directors for many years and as President of the Board
He was deeply involved with, and committed to, the growth and prosperity
of the Italian Center. Max was a long time member of the Old Timers Association
of Stamford and the Senior Men's Club of Stamford.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Jane DeAngelis Frattaroli, his
son Stephen of New Cannan, his daughter Barbara Hickey and husband Paul
of Stamford, his son Bob Frattaroli and wife Julie of Boston, his daughter
Carol Frattaroli Francis and husband Pat Francis of Stamford.
Beloved grandfather of Michael Hickey of Chicago, Melissa and TJ Hickey
of Stamford, Samantha Frattaroli of Stamford, Katie Jane Frattaroli of
New Orleans, Dale Frattaroli of Lyndon VT, Ryan and Amanda Frattaroli
of New Cannan and Christopher and Elizabeth Frattaroli of Boston.
He is survived by his brother Bob of Kiawah Island, SC, by his sister
in law Pat Billings Frattaroli of Shelton and by sister in law Angela
and brother in law Benny DeAngelis. He is also survived by several nieces
He was predeceased by his brother Franklin, his sister-in-law Peggy Manning
Frattaroli and his daughter-in-law, Brabara Gillespie Frattaroli. Max
Frattaroli was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and he
will be sorely missed.
Memorial Mass with be held on Thursday September 9 at 10:30am at Sacred
Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave. Stamford. Family and friends will be received
at the Italian Center of Stamford 1620 Newfield Ave Stamford CT. from
12:00 to 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Richard L. Rosenthal Hospice
Center, Shelburne Rd. Stamford CT 06902.