BEACON FALLS, CT: Miles R. Frate, age 81 of Beacon Falls, a former longtime Monroe resident, entered peaceful rest on December 9, 2017 at Griffin Hospital, Derby; he was the beloved husband of 40 years to Camille (Cuccaro) Frate. Mr. Frate was born on July 11, 1936 in Norwalk, son of the late Emil and Dorothy (Caseley) Frate. He was retired from Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford where he worked in design and engineering for over twenty years. Miles was a communicant of St. Michael's Church; he was an avid New York Sports Fan and especially enjoyed watching the Yankees, Giants, and Rangers. He was also a fan of UCONN men's and women's basketball teams, and he loved to try his luck at the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes. In his younger days, Miles enjoyed Polka dancing and traveling with family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Miles leaves his loving family including his sons, Miles R. Frate, Jr. (Donna) of Oxford, Bruce Frate (Laura) of Shelton, and Robert Frate (Valerie) of Sandy Hook, his daughters, Leanne Frate (fiancé', Karl Shuster) of Ansonia, and Kellyann Barberio (Kenny) of Oxford, a brother, Ronald Frate (Betty) of Piermont, NH, grandchildren, Jeyron, Pedro, Chelsea, Amy, Bruce, Rian, Shayne, Alyssa, Dante, and Danielle, and great grandchildren, Wyatt, Randall, and Waylon, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling Hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at St. Michael's Church, 25 Maple Ave., Beacon Falls 06403, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be sent to the Renovation Fund of St. Michael's Church. For directions and to share a memory online, go to www.hullfh.com