Frank Nazzaro, mechanic at Pamby’s

Frank “Chuck” Nazzaro of Danbury, a career mechanic and World War II Army veteran, died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at his home. He was 96.

He was born in Danbury, Aug. 28, 1919, a son of the late Gerardo and Angelina (Molella) Nazzaro.  He attended Danbury schools.  

In early years, Nazzaro was an auto mechanic.  

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a mechanic with the 307th bombardment group being responsible for the B-24 Liberator bombers. He served in the Pacific theater.

In the early 1950s, he became an auto body mechanic at Pamby Motors of Ridgefield, retiring after 36 years of employment.

He was known as a “Jack of all trades.”

In addition to his wife Gilda (Corona) Nazzaro of 69 years, he is survived by three sons, Dennis J. Nazzaro and his wife, Joanne, of Danbury; Francis C. Nazzaro and his wife, Susan, of Charlotte, N.C.; Jeffrey T. Nazzaro and his wife, Lisa, of Danbury; a sister, Frances Bracco and her husband, Russell, of Buffalo, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Lauren, Jeffrey Jr., Dante, Victor, Enzo and Isabella; a great-grandson, Vincenzo, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Nazzaro was predeceased by his brothers Salvatore, William, Dominic and Andrew.

There will be no calling hours and private interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Regional Hospice and Home Care, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, 06810

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.