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Frank Acquanita, 71, Longtime Danbury Resident

Frank P. Acquanita of Danbury.
Frank P. Acquanita of Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed/The Daily Voice

DANBURY, Conn. -- Frank P. Acquanita, age 71 of Danbury died on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at his residence.

He was the husband of Camille "Candy" (Pignoni) Acquanita and was born Sept. 13, 1943 in New York, N.Y., the son of the late Francesco and Catherine (DelSignore) Acquanita. He had received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Iona College, and earned his Master's of Business Administration from Pace University.

Following his employment with several major corporations, Frank completed a 30-year managerial career with IBM. He lectured part time at several higher education institutions, including Western Connecticut State University. In his retirement, he engaged in private investment management and a consulting partnership.

A resident of Danbury since 1974, Frank assisted in the establishment of DAYO, serving as its first football commissioner, and was a founder of its T-Ball program. He was a member of the Danbury Rotary Club, serving as its president, and chair of the trust. In addition, he was a member of the Sons of Italy Amerigo Vespucci Lodge, and Saint Peter Church, Danbury. Acquanita enjoyed playing golf, home improvements, traveling to California and Pennsylvania, and attending his grandchildren's athletic events.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, Acquanita is survived by his sons Frank M. Acquanita and his wife Janice of Brookfield; Michael R. Acquanita and his wife Mary of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; and Christopher S. Acquanita of Rocky Hill, Conn;  brother, Robert Acquanita of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; sister, Roseanne Caserio of Maine; seven grandchildren, Frank, Joey, Nicholas, Mia, Ashton, Avery, and Luke Acquanita; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday Jan. 5 at St. Peter Church, 104 Main Street in Danbury. Burial will be in the Wooster Cemetery in Danbury.

The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street in Danbury on Sunday Jan. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Frank's family is requesting that memorial contributions be made to Ann's Place, 80 Saw Mill Road, Danbury, Conn., 06810 or to NICHD Pheo Research Program, 10 Cedar Drive, Building 10, Room 1E-3140, Bethesda, Md., 20892.

To light a candle of hope and remembrance, visit www.cornellmemorial.com .

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