John Cicarella Sr.

CICARELLA, JOHN C., SR. John Charles Cicarella, Sr. of Branford died peacefully February 24, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Anne S. Amendola Cicarella. Father of Renee (John) DeAngelo, John Charles (Joanne Louise) Cicarella, Jr. and David (Ann) Cicarella. Brother of Patricia Candelora and the late James Cicarella, Mary Vastola, Pasquale Cicarella, Adelaide Delfranco, Anthony Jr., Charles and Carmen Cicarella. Grandfather of AnneMarie Lynne Cicarella, John (Mallory) Cicarella III, John Joseph DeAngelo, Jr., Louis Joseph DeAngelo, Kristin Cicarella and David Anthony DeAngelo and great grandfather of John Charles IV and Alexander Daniel Cicarella. John was born in New Haven, August 19, 1925 to the late Anthony and Mary DeLauro Cicarella. He served his country with honor in the Navy during WWII. After being honorably discharged he began his career as a draftsman at Pratt-Whitney. During his 35 year career he became the Director of Drafting and later as master mechanic and consultant prior to retiring. John was an avid reader, golfer, bowler and enjoyed trips to the casino. He was a member of the Dante Club and was a devoted parishioner of St. Bernadette Church. He was active at the Hearth at Gardenside serving as a member of the Board of Directors and President of Greenview Condo Association. John’s family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Peter Huvelle, Executive Director Holly Warner and Director of Nursing Beth Buzzannco for the wonderful care they gave him while at the Hearth at Gardenside. His funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11 Wooster Pl., Thursday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernadette Church at 10. Burial with full military honors will follow in all Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. Sign John’s guest book online at

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Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 25, 2014