NORTH HAVEN - Giro (Gerry) DeMonico, 89, a resident of North Haven for the past 58 years, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the VAMC, West Haven, with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Louise Cerrone DeMonico of 65 years.
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Born in New Haven on Oct. 18, 1924, son of the late Pasquale and Anna Cavalliere DeMonico. Giro is a World War II Veteran, serving under General Patton in Germany and had worked as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney for 32 years until his retirement. He was a founding member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish and an original volunteer for St. Frances Cabrini Bingo, a member of Pine Grove Men's Club, the DAV and was a past member of the American Legion Murray Reynolds Post 76.
He was the father of Stephen DeMonico, wife, Cindy, Teresa (DeMonico) Signore, husband, Steve, all of Wallingford and Anne (DeMonico) Gorman, husband, Greg, of North Haven; lovingly known as "Poppy" to his nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brother, Dominic "Chickie" DeMonico, wife, Josephine, of North Branford. He was predeceased by a brother, Angelo Marrotto; and sisters, Martha Salzo and Mary Guerri.
Relatives and friends were invited to go directly to St. Frances Cabrini Church, Wednesday, June 11, for a Mass of Christian burial and were also invited to attend committal services immediately following in the State Veteran's Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disables American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 310909, Newington, CT 06131 or the CT Department of Veteran's Affairs, 287 West St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Published in North Haven Citizen on June 13, 2014