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Jason Carrafiello, 38, Stratford Firefighter, Youth Sports Coach

Jason W. Carrafiello
Jason W. Carrafiello Photo Credit: Dennis & D’Arcy – Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home

STRATFORD, Conn. -- Jason “Carf” William Carrafiello, a lifelong resident of Stratford, died Monday, Dec. 26 at his home. He was 38.

He was the husband of Jessica S. Buchanan Carrafiello.

Born in Bridgeport on Oct. 31, 1978 he was the son of Brian Carrafiello, of Stratford and the late Donna Benlock Carrafiello.

Jay was a graduate of Stratford High School and received an Academic All-American football player award for the class of 1996 and was a fireman for the Town of Stratford since 2004.

He was passionate in youth sports, serving as a basketball coach and Athletic Director for St. James School and St. Joseph High School freshman basketball coach in Trumbull. He was also very involved in coaching Shelton A.Y.F. Football Team.

In addition to his wife, Jessica and father Brian, he is survived by his children; Caitlyn N. Carrafiello and Brian R. Carafiello, both of Stratford. He is also survived by his sister, Nichole L. Carrafiello, of Stratford, nephew, Nico Gigante; and nieces, Oliva Gigante and Ava DeJesus.

Friends may greet the family on Friday, Dec. 30, from 4 to 8 pm at the Dennis & D’Arcy – Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m., meeting directly at St. James Roman Catholic Church with The Rev. Thomas Lynch officiating. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jay’s memory may be made to the family for the future education of Caitlyn and Brian.

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