Stephen F. Ambrose

TRUMBULL — Stephen F. Ambrose, 94, of Trumbull, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Steve was born February 1, 1925 in New Haven, son of the late James and Josephine Ambrose. For most of his career, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Country Home Bakers, an international baking company headquartered in Bridgeport.

In retirement, Steve and his wife, Louise, resided in Venice, Fla., where they were members of Venice Golf and Country Club for more than 20 years.

Steve was also an accomplished musician. In the late 1940s he traveled the country with renowned swing bands led by Ted Fio Rito and Clyde McCoy, playing the clarinet and bass and alto saxophones.

Steve will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 69 years, Louise Doumar Ambrose of Trumbull; two devoted sons, Stephen F. Ambrose Jr. and his wife, Victoria, of Vero Beach, Fla., and James (Jay) R. Ambrose and his wife, Dale, of Woodbury; five cherished grandchildren, Gabrielle, Stephen III, Sarah, Matthew and Shannon, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Michael Ambrose.

Steve’s family wishes to express a special thanks to all the wonderful nursing aides who assisted him during the final years of his life.

Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral services at 10:15 a.m. Friday, November 22, at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd., and at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull. Interment will be in Nichols Village Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at Cyril F. Mullins.

Contributions in Steve’s memory may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Theresa Church, Trumbull or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

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