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Joseph Cardillo, Korean War Veteran, Musician

Joseph A. Cardillo, 78, a member of the Norwalk High School Class of 1950 and a longtime Norwalk Hospital volunteer, died Thursday at Notre Dame Convalescent Home.

Cardillo served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he worked for the Burndy Corp. as supervisor of electronic quotations.

An active musician, Cardillo and his wife, Amelia Marlene (Keri) Cardillo, owned Ridgefield Music until their retirement in 1994. Cardillo played the saxophone for many years with The Roulettes, a wedding and dance band. He was a member and secretary of Musicians Union Local 52.

In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by daughter Jolene DeBoer and husband David of Norwalk; son Robert Cardillo and wife Laurel of Port Matilda, Pa.; and four grandchildren, a niece, a nephew and three great-nieces.

Cardillo's family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave. Burial with military honors will follow at St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Notre Dame Convalescent Home, 76 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT 06851. For directions or to sign online guestbook, visit .

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