Joseph A. Zarrilli, Sr.
Sept. 9, 1943 - Sept. 18, 2021
Joseph A. Zarrilli, Sr. "Tony" of Westport and Norwalk, CT passed away on September 18, 2021 at the age of 78. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas on September 9, 1943 to the parents of Joseph Zarrilli and Alice Michalek Zarrilli.
Shortly after World War II the family moved to Stamford, CT where Tony played baseball as a child in Springdale being voted Most Valuable Player which contributed to his lifelong love of sports. After attending Stamford High School and college, Tony proudly served in the Army and was part of the Finance Corps.
During Tony's career in business, he eventually started his own consulting company which provided services specializing in the implementation of cost saving measures and efficiency best practices saving millions of dollars for many Fortune 500 companies.
After retirement, Tony enjoyed going to the beach in the morning, reading his newspaper, listening to music and loved spending time with his family and friends. One of Tony's greatest attributes was that he cared about the needs of others while remaining humble and selfless.
Tony is survived by his loving son, Joseph A. Zarrilli, Jr., wife Desiree and his granddaughters Angela and Jacklyn Zarrilli of Greenwich, CT. In addition, his dear sisters Victoria (Milton) Moon, Pamela (Joseph) Filardi both of Stamford and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, October 9th at St. Mary of Stamford Parish, 566 Elm St., Stamford, CT 06902, interment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the US Department of Veteran Affairs General Fund. For more information or to place an online condolence at www.coxeandgraziano.com
Published by Westport-News & Stamford Advocate on Oct. 4, 2021.