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.

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  1. Charlie and Linda, My family and I send our most heartfelt sympathies on your Dad\’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jake

  2. Charlie, I read of your Dad\’s death in the paper on Sunday. I am so sorry. He must have been a wonderful father and role model. Hold on tight to the memories of your Dad; talk of him, laugh and cry. You will find comfort in this, believe me. Believe that your Dad is still with you; He will send a sign every now and again, so pay attention. These signs will also help to ease the pain of your loss. Be good to yourself, and give yourself some time, Charlie. Please extend my sympathy to your Mom. Sincerely, Suzanne

  3. Charlie, I read of your Dad\’s death in the paper on Sunday. I am so sorry. He must have been a wonderful father and role model. Hold on tight to the memories of your Dad; talk of him, laugh and cry. You will find comfort in this, believe me. Believe that your Dad is still with you; He will send a sign every now and again, so pay attention. These signs will also help to ease the pain of your loss. Be good to yourself, and give yourself some time, Charlie. Please extend my sympathy to your Mom. Sincerely, Suzanne

  4. Charlie, I read of your Dad\’s death in the paper on Sunday. I am so sorry. He must have been a wonderful father and role model. Hold on tight to the memories of your Dad; talk of him, laugh and cry. You will find comfort in this, believe me. Believe that your Dad is still with you; He will send a sign every now and again, so pay attention. These signs will also help to ease the pain of your loss. Be good to yourself, and give yourself some time, Charlie. Please extend my sympathy to your Mom. Sincerely, Suzanne

  5. Dear Charlie – I was very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rich Salzano

  6. Dear Charlie and Linda and family, and Emily and Larry and family, Our sincere condolences for the loss of your Dad. I have fond memories of visiting w/ your Dad at your home on Ridge Road, swimming in the pool after Babe Ruth baseball games,etc. Our prayers are with you at this time of loss. Tim Stanton and family

  7. Dear Dr. Frank Castiglione Jr. Elvira and I want to let You know how sorry We are to hear about the loss of your Father. I only met Him once and We spoke for a short while. He was one of the special Men of the Greatest Generation. I wish I could have met Him sooner he was so interesting to talk with. We will remeber Him in Our prayers.

  8. Dear Dr. Frank Castiglione Jr. Our Sincerest Sympathy to you & your Family. Bob, Jane @ Rob Jr.

  9. DEAR EMILY, LARRY,POLLY AND RENCE, WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU PLEASE LET US KNOW. LOVE, DAN AND MAUREEN

  10. Dear Frank and family, Our condolences at your loss. Dennis and I both thought it was a nice touch adding .an avid and hopeful Boston Red Sox fan. to the obituary. A fond memory is seeing Frank Sr, Tony C, and Neville sitting in the middle section of Fitkin Amphitheatre on Wednesday mornings.

  11. Dear Frank, Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. It was an honor to know him as a person and as a colleague. He will be missed.

  12. Dear Mrs. Castiglione and family, We were so saddened to learn about the loss of your husband/father/grandfather. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Nancy, John, Jason, Mark Ferraro and my mom – Nancy Porto- wife of Frank Porto Friends of the Rossomandos.

  13. Dear Mrs.Castiglione, Frank,and the entire Family, We send our heartfelt condolences to you at this difficult time. He was a wonderful role model for me as he taught me in the Dermatology Clinic. In addition to his outstanding clinical skills, he was a true gentleman of the highest caliber. When I was just starting my practice, his encouragement was absolutely instrumental. We all will miss his warmth, his wit,his intelligence,and his kindness.

  14. Dear Pam and Family, Very sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Kay and Ed Maloney

  15. Dear Pam and Family, With our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Dr. will always be remembered for his kind words and concern for all the patients of Cove Manor Convalescent Center and also our entire family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. d

  16. Dear Pam and Family, With our deepest sympathy for your great loss. Dr. will always be remembered for his kind words and concern for all the patients of Cove Manor Convalescent Center and also our entire family. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love.Anne d

  17. Dear Pam, Frank Jr., and the rest of the Castiglione family, My sincere condolences to you. Frank Sr.was my friend, colleague and teacher from the time I was a 4th year medical student at Yale. I will always remember him as a warm, thoughtful, intelligent physician and colleague who always had a smile and upbeat view of life. My thoughts are with you. Irwin

  18. Dear Pam, I have the fondest memories of you and Doc at our parties in the back yard, our trip to Atlantic City, your happy, warm home full of children. You\’re blessed with a beautiful family to support you at this time. Doc\’s spirit, as well as my parents\’ lives on in all of us. God bless you and your family – with love and happy memories, Nancy.

  19. Dear Pam, I\’m sorry for your loss. The obituary brought back memories of earlier days on West Rock Ave. Again, my condolences to you and your family. Norman

  20. Dear Pam, Pease accept my most sincere condolences on Dr. Castiglione\’s passing. I always enjoyed his company be it at Amity or a rink where Hope was skating. He was a man who commanded respect my his mere presence. I know my parents were also very close to both of you and thought the world of you and Doc. He was a great man and I know he will be missed. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of mourning.

  21. Dear Pam: Allene and I extend our heartfelt sympathy on Frank\’s passing. We share such happy memories of our talks at the Seahorse in Florida. He was such a delightful man and I\’m certain he will be sorely missed.

  22. Dr. Castiglione Jr. & Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Dr. Castiglione Sr. Our prayers are with you. Fondly, Al, Loretta, Cheryl, Gary and David Cuozzo

  23. From early childhood I remember Dr. Castiglione as a fine doctor and a gentleman and I also remember our long family association. I extend my sympathy to all the family.

  24. good friend -goodbye for a while. Life would be complete with having just one good friend – I was fortunate – I had TWO, my wife Yolanda and my friend Frank. Frank may you rest in the hands of our ever-loving and caring Lord

  25. I have known Dr. Castiglione for over 40 years. He was a kind, gentle person who never once rushed anyone from his office. He will be sorely missed.

  26. I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I was a long-time patient of Dr. .Senior. and now am happy to be cared for by Dr. .Junior.. Once again, my condolences. Sincerely, Vin Cronan

  27. It is with the fondest memories that we will always rember a genuine compasionate and sincere doctor and a wonderful human being.May God bless him abundantley.

  28. Mrs.Castiglione,please know our prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

  29. My .old neighbors., Fond memories of growing up down the street..Looking up to all the boys..Playing all sports..Seeing Emily off to the prom..God Bless You All

  30. My family and I express our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all. Dr. Castiglione will be missed by all who had the pleasure to have him as their friend and doctor.

  31. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Castiglione family. .Doc. will be missed by many. Fondly, Sara

  32. Our deepest condolences. I will always remember Dr. Castiglione. He was a kind and gentle man for whom I had the upmost respect and admiration. I will always appreciate the interest he showed in me, his advise and counsel but most of all, his friendship. He will be very much missed.

  33. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING YOUR TIME OF LOSS. MARIE AND CHRIS BUONOCORE

  34. Our deepest sympathy. Dr. Frank was a kind, compassionate and gentle man.

  35. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire wonderful Castiglione family. With deepest sympathy at this difficult time, Felicia DeDominicis & Gary Flynn

  36. Our sicerest condolences to the family on your loss. Doc was a good friend to my family and to my parents Dr. George and Blanche Piazza. He will be sorely missed.

  37. Pam and family,My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.Doc was always loved and admired by the entire Barbieri family.My dad looked upon him as a brother.I will never forget the patience that he had with my dad at the end of his life.The wonderful memories will be with all of you forever and I know he will live on in your hearts as well as mine and Nancys.

  38. Please accept my deepest sympathy to you all. DR Castiglione found a melanoma on my arm and saved my life.May he rest in peace

  39. Please accept our deepest and most sincere sympathy. Dr. Castiglione was a wonderful, wonderful man. With much love, Joe and Claire Greco

  40. Remembering a very kind and gentle Dr.and a friend of my parents.A friend who they(Betty and Steve Shanley) were very fond of.

  41. Sincerest condolences. I enjoyed spending time with Frank at the Medical Society and The Cabinet.

  42. The Castiglione Family, Senior was a great doctor to work for and a great person to talk to. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Rich and Kathy

  43. The Doctor Castiglione made an outstanding contribution and service to his patients. I will always remember his careing manner to me. Frank Cannon

  44. To Dr. Charles Castiglione and Family: Caring thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family in your time of loss. Your father and family will be in our thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Regards, The Board Members of F.A.C.E. (Families Advancing Craniofacial Excellence)

  45. To Dr.Charles Castiglione and family, Our sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  46. To Mrs C, Frank, Charlie and Emily I have fond memories of growing up neighbors. Dr. C was a great man, and he will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with you.

  47. To the Castiglione Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Your dad was a remarkable man, and we\’re sure you\’ll cherish many fond memories. God bless you all, Luke and Barbara

  48. To: Dr. Charles Castiglione and Family Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We too remain .avid and hopeful Boston Red Sox fans.. Take care of yourselves and of each other in your loss. Lynn Pittsinger and Family and The Connecticut Children\’s Medical Center Craniofacial Team

  49. We are so sorry to read of your Dads passing. He was such a gentle and caring man. He will be remembered.

  50. We are very grateful for many years of excellent care that Dr. Castiglione provided us. Dawn, Marshall, Dawn II and Dave Davidson

  51. We are very sorry for the loss of your father. May your fondest memories be a source of comfort to you. Sincerely, Kathy and Bill Carbone

  52. We send our sincere condolences to your entire family. Dr. Castiglione was a man of integrity, kindness, and down-to-earth honesty. And he had a great smile! We are praying for your comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love, Pam, Alden, and the girls XO

  53. We were very sorry to read of the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather.He was not only accomplished, but a caring and giving man. Pease accept our deepest sympathies.

  54. We wish to express our sympathy to Mrs. Castiglione and family. Dr. Castiglione was a personal friend and a special person.

  55. With deepest sympathy for the Castiglione family for the loss of a wonderful doctor and friend I had known for 50 years.

  56. With my deepest condolences for the whole family on Frank Sr.\’s passing. I\’m grateful for many fond memories… Kal Watsky

  57. Your father will be long remebered for his courtly manner and his strong support for you. I had the privilege to meet him sevral times during your Hopkins years. In sympathy Peter Gadsby

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