STAMFORD, Conn. – Joseph A. Pellegrino, of Stamford, died on Monday, March 9, 2015, in Florida. He was 77 years old.
He was born in Greenwich on Jan. 12, 1938, to Antonio and Mary (Barone) Pellegrino. He grew up in Cos Cob, attended Greenwich High School, and after graduating in 1955, joined the U.S. Army. He came home from the military in 1959 and began work as a mason before becoming a successful general contractor, building homes and condominiums in Greenwich. Pellegrino had many interests and sources of enjoyment. He loved all sports, but baseball and the Yankees were his favorite.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lorraine (Jacques) Pellegrino; his children, Cheryl Pellegrino Malkiewicz and her husband, Steve, of Stamford; Joseph Pellegrino and his wife, Karen, of Sudbury, Massachusetts; and Renee Pellegrino Lucarelli and her husband, Robert, of Westport; five grandchildren; two brothers; in-laws; and 10 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Jerry Pellegrino.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780, www.hfotusa.org or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, www.cancer.org .
Family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford. A Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside. A private burial will be held at a later date this spring.
The Pellegrino family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford. If you would like to leave an expression of sympathy for the family online, you may sign the guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or visit the funeral home's Facebook page to share memories with his family at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome .
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