Mar 052014

Ardito funeralFrank “Hot Dog” Ardito, 80, of Village Circle, Hamden, passed away on March 2, 2014 in the St. Raphael’s Campus of Yale New Haven Hospital.

He was the husband of the late Barbara Tortora Ardito.

Mr. Ardito was born in New Haven Oct. 12, 1933, son of the late Frank and Isabelle Maloney Ardito.

A product of the Davenport Ave. neighborhood, he was known as “Hot Dog” all his life. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the building trades in masonry and waterproofing.

During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a son, Frank T (Robin) Ardito of Boston; a daughter, Robin (John) Bodak of Woodbridge; three brothers, John (Elizabeth) Ardito of East Haven, Edward (Brenda) Ardito of Middletown, and Daniel (Linda) Ardito of Hamden; three sisters, Mary Lou (Edward) Knight of Orange, Colleen (Anthony) DelVecchio of West Haven, and Alice (Joseph) Mantovanni of North Haven; and two grandchildren, Cole Bodak and Olivia Ardito. He was predeceased by a brother, James T. Ardito, and a sister, Kathleen Ardito.

Friends may call at The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight), New Haven, Friday from 4 to 8 pm and are invited to attend funeral services in the funeral home Saturday morning at 10:00.

Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511 or to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA. 02284-9168. www.celentanofuneralhome.com.

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