Salvatore Cricco, Jr., of Wallingford, loving husband of the late Patricia (Eckert) Cricco, passed away September 4, 2021 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden.
Sal was born in Hamden on September 19, 1934, a son of the late Salvatore and Lucy (Ferrucci) Cricco.
Sal served his country in his early years in the Army in the 3rd Armored Division. He went on to become employed as a Firefighter for the Town of Wallingford and retired after 35 years of Duty. Sal also enjoyed working for many years at the Oakdale after retirement.
Sal was proud to have such a wonderful, large family who looked forward to going on vacations to Cape Cod and Florida and to the Big E every year. He had many friends he met at Meriden YMCA Cardiac Rehab, and his cousin Ralph Accabo met him and other friends at Dunkin Donuts every day and all were very important to him. Sal was very active in his church community at Church of the Resurrection. Not many people new Sal was very talented in poetry in which he won several awards. Sal was a lifelong Yankee Fan and followed the New York Giants.
Sal is survived by three daughters, Susan L. Dietle, of Torrington, Lisa A. Lehr and her Husband Carl, and Gina M. Daniels all of Meriden; his Son Thomas S Cricco of Wallingford; his sister Mary Cricco of Wallingford; four grandchildren, Courtney M. Jannetty and her husband, Theodore, Stephanie N. Lehr, Steven M Daniels and his wife, Angie, and Justin M. Daniels and fiancé, Sydney Stott. He adored his great granddaughter Maddison Jannetty; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony, Peter and Andrew Cricco and his sister, Rose Schede.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home 809 North Main St. Ext., Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 4pm until 7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Thursday, September 9, 2021 directly at Church of the Resurrection in Wallingford. (The family requests masks be worn at all services.) Interment with military honors will be in St John Cemetery in Wallingford. Gifts in his memory may be sent to the American Heart Association
Published by The Record-Journal on Sep. 6, 2021.