STAMFORD, Conn. -- Felix Trimboli, a lifelong resident of Stamford, died Sunday, Feb.14. He was 89.
Trimboli attended Rogers School and St. Basil Prep. He also served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Seaman First Class aboard the USS Springfield (CL66). His commendations during two years of active duty included the Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal–2 stars, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
Upon honorable discharge from the service in 1946, Trimboli began a 20-plus year career in the motion picture and television industries. As a member of the International Photographers of the Motion Picture Industries Local 644, under the umbrella of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Local 133, he worked as a cinematographer, filming movies and television programs nationally and internationally. He later became a union movie projectionist, working at a number of local theaters. His final position prior to retirement was as a master carpenter at the Darien Dinner Theatre.
He is survived by his son, Joseph F. Trimboli, his daughter, Susan T. Wolff (Paul), his brother Robert N. Trimboli, (Elsie), as well as two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Tiscia (Leonard), and Audrey Cosentini (Peter–deceased). He is also survived by a number of nieces, including Jennifer and Roseanna Trimboli, Carol McDonald (Steve), Ann Longo, Cathy Bonzcek (John), and Caryn Maida (Joseph), and two nephews, Leonard Tiscia Jr. (Mary), and Gary Tiscia (Dawn).
He was predeceased by his wife Lois Aliterno Trimboli, and his sister-in-law, Eleanor Genovese.
A funeral procession will leave the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 8:15 a.m. and proceed to Sacred Heart RC Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 9 a.m.
Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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