Joseph Panza Sr.

Panza, Sr., Joseph
Joseph Carmine Panza Sr. passed away on February 24, 2014 at the age of 90. Born to Michael & Rose (Santoro) Panza on September 10, 1923 in Greenwich, CT. He attended Greenwich Schools. Joseph was a decorated WWII Veteran having fought in N. Africia, Sicily, Anzio, Rome and the Battle of the Bulge. He served in the 5th Armored Division under General Patton. November 1, 1947 he married Vincenza (Nardi) at St. Roch's Church in Greenwich. Joseph was a truck driver in Teamsters Local 191 and a Shop Steward. He worked for Riccardi Bros. in Greenwich CT for many years. Joseph was a lifetime member of The Knights of Columbus where he was a 4th Degree Knight. He was an avid NY Yankee Fan but most importantly a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was predeceased by his wife Vincenza, his grandson Ralph E. Longo Jr., a brother Anthony and sisters Mary Bria, Lillian Hames and Carmela Slink. Joseph is survived by his children Rosanne (Ralph E) Longo, Michael J. (Sandra), Joseph Jr (Sandra), his grandchildren Tina Chopskie, Jason Longo, Melissa Longo, Michael Panza, Paul Panza, Jarrod Panza, Jessica Panza and Steven Panza, great grandchildren Tyler and Brenna Chopskie, Abigail Longo, Ainsley, Aiden and Dino Panza, and a sister Susan Fisher. In lieu of flowers donations to Wounded Warriors. Calling hours will be on Friday February 28, from 10:00 AM -12:00PM at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave, Greenwich, CT. A service will be at the Funeral home at 12:00PM. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich, CT. To leave an online condolence please visit www.castiglionefh.com

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Castiglione Funeral Home
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Published in Connecticut Post on Feb. 26, 2014