Published in the TC Palm on May 18, 2012
Signore, 83, died May 5, 2012, at the Palms of St. Lucie West in Port
St. Lucie. He was a native of Stamford, Conn., and retired to Florida
14 years ago. He served in the National Guard. Before retirement, he was
a financial controller for firms in Connecticut and New York.
Previously, he played semiprofessional baseball with minor league teams
and tried out for the Boston Braves.
He was elected to multiple terms on the Board of Representatives, Board
of Education and Republican Town Committee, all in Stamford. He was named
to the first board of directors of the city-owned Smith House Convalescent
Center and was a coach for Little League, also in Stamford. He attended
the University of Bridgeport, completing a four-year degree program in
accounting in 2½ years, and was named "one of the Best Scholars
of the University."
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Jane Quirk Signore; sons,
Stephen Signore of Ramsey, N.J., and Neil Signore of Wyckoff, N.J.; sister,
Eleanor Mollo; brothers, Chris Signore and Robert Signore; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave., 28th
Floor, New York, NY 10010.
Services: A private memorial service is being planned. Arrangements are
by Aycock Funeral Home in Port St. Lucie.