Ernest L. Mammone Sr., passed away peacefully on September 29, 2022. He was born on November 8, 1933 in Stamford to the late Antonio D. Mammone of Stamford (Calabria, Italy) and Mary Teresa Guidio Mammone.
Ernie is survived by his children, Ernest L. Mammone Jr.,(Marguerite), James Mammone ,Theresa Gruner (Roy, which he treated like his own son) and Michelle Mammone. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Craig & Amy Mammone, Meghan Mammone, Ryan and Amanda Mammone, Kim Mammone, Melissa Gruner, Anthony Gruner, Dana and Marc Ogera, Jade Mammone (Dave), Kristen Turner, Carissa Mammone, great grandchildren, Roy Gruner III, Jayson Gruner, Phyliss Gruner, Monroe Gruner, Emma Ogera, RJ Mammone, Andrew, Angelo and Anna Mammone as well as his sister, Josephine YoYo Moretti.
Ernie was predeceased by his wife of 63 years (1956 to 2019), Anna B. Hearn Mammone of Stamford and previously from Owenington, KY, his son,Tony and his grandson Roy Gruner Jr. who he enjoyed many good times with. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Ralph Ruffalo, John Mammone, sisters, Florence Vitti and Emily Nichols.
Ernie graduated from SHS, Class of 1952, in which he played baseball, basketball and football and also on the boxing teams at Rogers School and SHS. He also played intramural sports for St Mary’s basketball team where he scored 56 points in one game. He also played hardball baseball in the twilight league at Cubeta stadium, later on he played for over 15years for the East Side Cardinal Athletic Club, which he enjoyed playing softball with his friends and teammates where they won many trophies, Ernie was a big NY fan, of the old Brooklyn Dodgers, Mets, Rangers and Giants.
Dad served in with US Army 82nd air borne division 1956 to 1958 and also was with the Army reserves from 1958 to 1963. Ernie worked for the City of Stamford as a heavy equipment operator and later as the head timekeeper with the payroll division for 43 years. He was a shop steward for the teamsters for over 9 years. Ernie had many friends there and enjoyed working with them, Dad enjoyed having family dinners and barbecues with family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening with his father Antonio and his sons and grandsons, passing down the tradition his grandson Roy Jr., really enjoyed this as well as we all did.
Dad enjoyed taking his wife and children and later his grandchildren to Indiana and Kentucky to visit mom’s family where we all enjoyed the hospitality of our mom’s family. Great times!
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 4:00-8:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:00 PM. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ernie’s memory to the American Lung Cancer Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601
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