Frank Patrick Sansone, 81, retired Army officerFrank...

November 05, 1996

Frank Patrick Sansone, 81, retired Army officer

Frank Patrick Sansone, a retired Army noncommissioned officer, died Friday at Bon Secours Hospital of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 81 and lived for more than 40 years on Belle Grove Road in Catonsville until moving in 1993 to an Ellicott City apartment.

Born the youngest of nine children in New Roads, La., he moved to Baltimore at 18 to live with a sister after his father died. He worked odd jobs in bakeries and laundries before becoming a produce manager for American Stores, which later became Acme supermarkets.

At the outset of World War II, he went to work at Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River, which made war planes, as a welder. In 1945, he was drafted into the Army and served in Germany and France during the Allied Occupation.

He returned to Baltimore and served in the 29th Division of the Army National Guard and worked for eight years for the old Kress Dairy. In 1956, he joined the Maryland State Military Department on active duty status and was assigned to the headquarters of the Missile Battalion of the Army National Guard. He retired in 1976 as a sergeant major.

He enjoyed calligraphy, photography and ceramics. He also had flower gardens, pet birds and numerous bird feeders.

Mr. Sansone collected music ranging from Luciano Pavarotti to Louis Armstrong to Willie Nelson. He had a fondness for Dixieland jazz from New Orleans.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Patapsco Council and St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, both in Catonsville.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Mark's chapel, 29 Melvin Ave.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Rose Margaret Fertitta; a son, Frank A. Sansone of Pensacola, Fla.; a daughter, Rose Marie Sansone of Catonsville; two sisters, Angelina Matulonis of Baltimore and Frances Cicero of Shreveport, La.; and a grandson.

Mildred Estella Hupp, 73, MVA worker

Mildred Estella Hupp, a Baltimore native and retired state employee, died Saturday in a automobile accident near her Millersville home. She was 73.

Raised in South Baltimore, she graduated from Southern High School in the 1930s and worked for what now is the state Motor Vehicle Administration for many years before she retired to become a homemaker.

The former Mildred Ward married Ernest H. Hupp in 1941. The couple has lived in Millersville since 1977.

Mrs. Hupp enjoyed ceramics and bingo and was a member of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 3803 Fourth St. in Brooklyn, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Michael Hupp of Annapolis and Dennis Hupp of Springfield, Va.; two sisters, Mary Kolodziejski and Margaret Ward Funk, both of Baltimore; and five grandchildren.

Richard T. Morris, 49, government employee

Richard T. Morris, a former Baltimorean who was retired from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, died Oct. 25 of AIDS at his home in San Francisco. He was 49.

Born and raised in Govans, he was a 1965 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and briefly attended the University of Maryland College Park. After serving in the Air Force as a communications expert, he moved to San Francisco.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 10 in San Francisco.

He is survived by a brother, Jim Morris of Baltimore; and a sister, Rose Frazier of Montrose, Colo.

Pub Date: 11/05/96

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