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Henry J. Criscuolo Obituary


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“Mary, Rose, Anthony and Lou We are going to miss our good friend(Bird Man)we had so many good times and laughs together. He is going to be...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Barry & Chris Beauvais - FL

“We knew Dickie for too short a time; since Cheryl married Louie. In that brief time we came to know him as fine a person one can be. He lived as any...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: LeRoy & Marie Young - Wallingford, CT

“Rose,Mary,Anthony,and Louis, Always, remembering the laughs and jokes we had.Helping hands we have loaned to each other...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Daniel Criscuolo - East Haven, CT

“Cheryl and Louie, With deepest sympathies, you're kept very close in thought and heart. Jennifer Centore ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Jennifer Centore - milford, CT

“I remember how you made us laugh, when I was married to one of your favorite cousins. You were a wonderful man. May you rest in peace. Helen ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Helen DelMastro - Wethersfield, CT

“I remember Bird coming to our house as a young child,and he & my dad would laugh & laugh . That was around 55 years ago.A great man.A friend.He will...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Robert Esposito - n.branford, CT

“Dear Rose, Jeff, Mary, Anthony and Lou, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time. I feel blessed to have meet your...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn And David - sandy Hook, CT

“Our prayers and hearts are with all of you. We loved and will miss Dickie. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Michael & Temple Smith - CT

“We are so greatful to have known Dickie. He never failed to make us laugh and was always upbeat. We will miss him very much! Family get togethers may...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Brian, Jeanne, Jaclyn, Danielle Neveu - CT

“Dear Rose and Jeff: We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. May he rest in peace forever. Sincerely, Joan & Robert Boroch ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Joan and Robert Boroch - CT

“Mary, Rose, Anthony and Lou, Your father was a very special man, giving a smile or much-needed laugh to all! Please know that you are all in our...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Bergonzi King - Guilford, CT

“We pray that each of your needs will be met and send hugs and kisses of understanding and love. Robin Conway representing the Ladies Aux. Company...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Conway - East Haven, CT

“Louie and Cheryl, We are so sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With sympathy and love. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Michael and Lisa Tramontano - MA


Surrounded by his family at the Veteran's Medical Center in West Haven, Henry (Dickie) J. Criscuolo, 79, of East Haven, passed away October 17, 2011. Born in 1931 in New Haven, Henry was the son of the late Paul and Mary (Gargiulo) Criscuolo. Henry is predeceased by his beloved wife, Lucille Mango Criscuolo, brother Joseph (Connie) Criscuolo of East Haven, and brother-in-law Frank Mango (Carolyn Barnes) of Florida. He is survived by sister, Lee Franco, wife of the late Nicholas Franco of East Haven, brother Paul (Laura) Criscuolo of Branford and brother-in-law of Dr. Stephen (Sandra) Mango of Virginia. Henry will be greatly missed by his four children, Mary Criscuolo (Mark Hoydilla) of East Haven, Rose (Jeffrey) Slavin of Wolcott, Anthony (Rosemarie) Criscuolo of East Haven and Louis (Cheryl) Criscuolo of East Haven. Henry was the loving and devoted grandfather of Louis Criscuolo of East Haven, Laura Denny, Michael, Michelle, and Jimmy Slavin of Wolcott. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and was a role model and grandfather figure to his extended young family members. A Korean War Veteran, Henry honorably served his country as a sergeant and medic in the U.S. Army. In 2010, Henry was recognized for his service by the State of Connecticut in a ceremony honoring Korean War Veterans. After many years of service Henry retired from Marlin Firearms in 1993. He was an avid Red Sox fan, recently enjoying a family trip to Baltimore to attend a three game series. Henry also enjoyed trips to the casinos with his brother and sister. Well known for his quick wit and humor, Henry had a great love of family and friends and the celebrations that brought them together; he was much loved in return and his vibrant presence will be truly missed. His funeral procession will leave the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte 80) East Haven Saturday morning at 9:15. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Clare's Church at 10:00. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends may call FRIDAY from 4:00-8:00 PM.

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