Frank L. Gambardella, 80, of North Haven, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of Josephine Miranda Gambardella. Frank was born in New Haven on March 2, 1932; son of the late Dominic and Josephine D’Aurio Gambardella; was a member of the Teamsters Local #443 and had last worked at Detroit Steel retiring as Shop Stewart. Frank was an avid boater & fisherman; enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and the UCONN Men & Girl’s Basketball with his grandson and was a member of the former Dante Club. Father of Frank (Terri) Gambardella, Dominic (Linda) Gambardella, William “Billy” Gambardella, Cara-Lyn Rose Gambardella and Richard Gambardella. Grandfather of Dominic, Michele, Susan Gambardella, Frank (Beth) Gambardella, Stephen, Kyle, Kristen, Billy, Andreya and Jack Gambardella, Laura and Brandon Annunziata. Brother of Alphonse and Joseph Gambardella, Annette Annunziato, Jennie (Tom) Dube and the late Henry and John Gambardella. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 10:00. Interment will follow in the North Haven Center Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 pm.