CASCONE. Louis Cascone, 77, of west Hartford, died Monday (July 6, 1992) at New Britain General Hospital.
Born in Figline Viglantura Italy, He immigrated to the United States on
July 4, 1934.
Mr. Cascone had lived in West Hartford sinew
1953. He was the owner of The Shoe Corner, a former retail shoe
store in Newington, retiring in 1977. He served with the US Army in
World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Degnan) Seierman Cascone of West Hartford; his children, Terry Marshall of Tolland, Robert L. Cascone of Medford, N.J., and Linda Frazier of Crown Point, Ind. his sister, Elvira D'Alessandro in Italy; and his grandchildren, Jill Marshall, Wesley and Darcie Cascone, and Sarah Frazier.
predeceased by his first wife, Sarah (Morello) Cascone.
The funeral will be Thursday, 9:15 a.m., from the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, with a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter Claver Church, West Hartford.
Burial will be in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hours are Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the funeral home. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 670 Prospect Ave., Hartford 06105.
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Louis registered for the draft ca. 1941 and clearly
stated he was Italian-born although there was no space to indicate whether
he was a U.S. citizen as yet.
He was inducted into the Army on 19 June 1941 and
was included in a group of trainees transferred from Camp
Wheeler, GA to Camp Blanding for Company E, 169th Infantry, 43rd
He began a long legal battle insisting he
shouldn't have been drafted as he was not a U. S. citizen and was
discharged based on alien status. But, lost the case and was
again inducted. Read the news coverage on page 2.
On 10 October 1945, Pfc Cascone was transferred from
the 505th PIR to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR.
Louis became a U.S. Citizen on 31 July 1945 at the
embassy in Berlin. Although he had adopted the first name of
Louis rather than his birth name of Luigi, this addendum made the