Ezzo, Sr., Joseph P.
Joseph P. "Popeye" Ezzo, Sr.,73, of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Stamford Hospital. He was born on October 4, 1939 in Norwalk to the late Angelo and Rose Marino Ezzo. "Popeye" as he was known by everyone was a Volunteer Fireman
with the Glenbrook Fire Department in Stamford for fifty three years as an Engine Captain and was also the sexton at St. Maurice Church for nine years. He was active in the Church Choir, the Social Activity Committee and the Social Concerns Committee. He was a 2008 recipient of the St. Augustine Medal. He also was employed with the Local #1, Bricklayers &Allied Craftsman as a mason for over fifty years before his retirement. He was an avid fisherman, bowler, played horseshoes and loved making pizza fritta for his family and friends. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Diane M. Camurati Ezzo of Stamford, his loving children Carl J. Ezzo and his wife Leslie of Shelton, CT, Lisa A. Ezzo-Schultz of NY, Gina M. Ezzo and her fiancé Phil Mancini of Stamford, Joseph P. Ezzo, Jr. and Kevin M. Ezzo and his wife Josephine both of Stamford, including his nephew Christopher N. Chirco and his wife Lisa of Brookfield, CT and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his three brothers Angelo, Emil and Vincent "Chico" Ezzo, six sisters Fran Sylvester, Mary Voorhees, Lillian Fernino, Ruth DiCostanzo, Theresa "Tessie" Greco and Rose LaPlante.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Maurice RC Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford . Interment will be private. Family and friends may call at The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 4:00-8:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Joseph's memory to The Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center, 34 Shelburne Road, Stamford, CT 06904, the Glenbrook New Hope Fire Department, 17 Arthur Place, Stamford, CT 06906 or to St. Maurice RC Church Restoration Fund, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, CT 06906 The family would like to thank Dr. Anne H. Angevine and the staff of The Bennett Cancer Center for all of their help and support.
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