Jan 312014

thPhillip J. Casolino, 92, entered into eternal rest, Jan. 29.

Beloved husband of Edna Fusco Casolino; father of David (Janecke) & Thomas Casolino of Orange, Elizabeth (Francesco) D’Amato of Hamden and Andrew (Kathy) Casolino of IL; also survived by 8 grandchildren; predeceased by his brother Julius; born in New Haven July 3, 1921, son of the late Andrew & Elizabeth Anastasio Casolino.

Philip graduated from Trinity College with a BA degree, later from Fort Schuyler Maritime College as a deck officer and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

He had been employed as an Industrial Engineer by Ford Motor Co., later by Sikorsky Aircraft and retired from Armstrong Rubber Co.

Phil enjoyed traveling with his wife Edna of 62 years to over 50 countries.

Friends are invited to go directly to Holy Infant Church, 450 Race Brook Rd, Orange on Saturday for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon. There are no calling hours. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 11 Race Hill Rd., Guilford, CT 06437. Offer condolences at www.marescafuneralhome.com. MARESCA & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Chapel St. is in charge of arrangements.

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