Salvatore A. Scarrozzo, 81, beloved husband for 58 years of Mary Ann (Mancarella) Scarrozzo passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 30th. Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Sofio and Vincenza (Marino) Scarrozzo. A lifetime Middletown resident, Sal proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a retired machinist from Pratt and Whitney and an active member of AARP #3394. He was also a member of the Italian American Civic Order. In his retirement he enjoyed many years of traveling with his wife Mary Ann and their AARP group and spending time at their cottage in Madison. He was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors and will always be remembered for his devotion to family and keen ability to fix almost anything. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Kevin Scarrozzo and his wife Rosalie of Middletown, and daughter, Sharon Scarrozzo also of Middletown. He was the beloved "Papa" of granddaughter Michelle Paguni and her fiancé Loren, granddaughter Kristina (Scarrozzo) Charles and her husband Foster, granddaughter Jennifer Scarrozzo, and great-grandchildren Dontae and Taylor. In addition, he leaves behind sister-in-law, Gertrude (Mancarella) Mercier, brother-in-law, Lawrence Mancarella and his wife Joan, and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Vincent Scarrozzo, Sr. and Louis Scarrozzo and sisters, Sophie Gionfriddo and Josephine Ribera. The family would like to give special thanks to the Hospice unit and all staff at Middlesex Hospital and all those who cared for him during his illness.
The funeral will be held on Friday, August 2, at 9:00 from D'Angelo's Funeral Home, 22 South Main Street, Middletown, CT and at 10:00 at St Pius Church, 310 Westfield Street, Middletown for a mass of Christian burial. Friends and Relatives may call at D'Angelo's Funeral home on Thursday, August 1st from 5-7 pm.
Published in The Middletown Press on Aug. 1, 2013