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Antonio T. Legato, 96, Of Norwalk, Retired Sheet Metal Worker

NORWALK, Conn. - Antonio T. Legato of Norwalk died Thursday, May 15. He was 96.

Legato was born in Aug. 9, 1917, Italy, to Pasquale and Pearl Virducci Legato. He was a sheet metal worker for 32 years with the Local 39 Sheet Metal Workers Union until his retirement in 1975 and was a member of the Local 38.

Legato is survived by his daughters, Pearl McNerney (William) of Redding and Mae Giancotti (Nicholas) of Norwalk; daughter-in-law, Rosalie Pironto of Norwalk; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Jennie Toreso Legato; son, Frank Pironto; daughter, Theresa Covey; sister, Angie Columbo; brother, Anizio Legato; and two grandchildren.

Calling hours are Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 a.m. at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. A procession will leave the funeral home Tuesday, May 20, at 9:20 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Darien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Legato’s memory to the American Cancer Society , 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3045 or to the Masonicare Home Health & Hospice of Norwalk , 535 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854.

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