Obituary: Angelo Procaccini, long-time Darien resident, owned family excavating business

Angelo Procaccini, 91, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He was a resident of the Town of Darien residing his entire life not far from the family farm and the home in which he was born to Luigi and Carolina Russo Procaccini on August 11, 1924. He was one of ten children. His family lived on a farm that is now known as the Kensett development where they raised their own vegetables and livestock.
The children attended the small (now converted) schoolhouse on Camp Avenue, just the next street over. In his early years he was a World War II veteran serving in constructing military bases for the US Army. Angelo took great pleasure in his work and his family, whereas his work took priority in his life. He worked everyday operating a gravel and stone processing facility for uses as construction materials on the family owned land well into his eighties, as well as owning and operating A. Procaccini & Sons Excavating Co. of Darien with his two sons.
Angelo was well known and loved by many, and welcomed all into his circle. He had a charismatic personality and sometimes a sharp sense of humor. He was kind and very generous, even to a fault at times.
He leaves behind two sons, Jim Procaccini and his wife Debi of Trumbull and Jack Procaccini and his wife Erika of Darien; brother Louis Procaccini and sister Susan Wilson. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Jason, Nicole (Godbout), Greg, Danny, Hannah, A.J. and Georgia. Also surviving are his great grandchildren Kailyn, Logan and Emilio, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Angelo was predeceased by his loving wife Bonnie Webb Procaccini in 1985 and his siblings Joe, Charles, Chris, Frank, Sandra, Luciano and John Procaccini.
A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Gabriel RC Church, 914 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery, Darien. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 PM.
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