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Memorials of Connecticut Judges and Attorneys
As Printed in the Connecticut Reports
volume 223, page(s) 931


Judge A. Frederick Mignone, of Hamden, a member of the Connecticut judiciary for twenty-seven years, died September 19, 1992. He was eighty-four years old.

Judge Mignone was born in New Haven on October 24, 1907, the son of Joseph and Adelina Mignone. He graduated from Yale University in 1928 and from the Yale Law School in 1931.

Judge Mignone practiced law in New Haven for many years with the firm of Dooley and Robinson. After World War II, he was a member of the United States prosecution staff in the trials of Japanese war criminals. He was active in the Democratic party in New Haven and served in several public posts, including assistant corporation counsel and corporation counsel for New Haven. He was appointed assistant United States attorney.

In 1965, Governor John N. Dempsey appointed him to be a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He later served as chief judge of that court. Seven years later, he was appointed to the Superior Court by Governor Thomas J. Meskill. In 1977, he became a state trial referee and served in that capacity until shortly before his death.

He was the author of numerous articles on legal and political topics.

Judge Mignone is survived by his wife, Theresa Torres Mignone, and two stepchildren.