March 14, 1915 ~ November 28, 2003
Dr. Frank M. Castiglione,Sr. age 88, husband of Pamela Schwab Castiglione, of 525 Ridge Rd., Hamden, died peacefully at his home after a long illness on November 28 while surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Giuseppe and Francesca DeCarlo Castiglione of New Haven. He was born on March 14, 1915 and was predeceased by his sister Mary and brothers Charles and Professor Salvatore Castiglione. Dr. Castiglione was a member of the class of 1932 at Hillhouse High School and attended Yale College on a full scholarship,where he graduated as a Sterling Scholar in 1936. Subsequently, he graduated from New York Medical College and interned at Saint Raphael's Hospital before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he was a physician and surgeon. He served in the Pacific theater, where he attained the rank of Major. Dr. Castiglione began his career in general practice until becoming a board certified dermatologist in 1953. He maintained a private practice in New Haven and Hamden when in 1983 he was joined by his son, Frank Jr., and practiced until his retirement in 2000. His practice was distinguished by his caring and personal approach to his patients. He was a clinical professor of Dermatology at the Yale Medical School, and was a past president of the Connecticut State Dermatology Society, New Haven Medical Association and the Amity Club. He was a member of the New Haven Country Club and an avid and hopeful Boston Red Sox fan. Dr. Castiglione is survived by his eight children and their families, Joseph and Janice Castiglione of Marshfield, MA and their children, Joseph Jr., Dr. Thomas and Mary Katherine; Carolyn and Tom Peterson and their son Tyler; Cheryl Castiglione and her daughters, Pamela and Emily; Dr. Frank and Janis Castiglione and their children, Frank III, Andrew, and Faith; Pamela and Dr. Sam Potolicchio of Bethesda, Maryland and their children, Sam, Blake, Michael, Caroline and Matthew; Dr. Charles and Linda Castiglione of West Hartford and their sons, Jeffrey, Erik and Michael; Emily and Lawrence Coassin and their daughter, Polly and son, Lawrence, Jr.; Hope and Tom Gower of Hampden, ME and their daughters, Victoria, Emily and Olivia. He is also survived by his in-laws Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schwab and Mrs. Robert Schwab, daughters-in-laws, Kiki and Rachael, and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial Services are private. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or St. Raphael's Foundation, 1450 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511 or the Yale Dept. of Dermatology, P.O. Box 208059, New Haven, CT 06520. Arrangements in care of BEECHER& BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.