Obituary: Augustine J. Palmieri Sr., 89, owner A.J. Palmieri Architect and Associates

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Augustine J. Palmieri Sr., age 89, of Stratford on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at his home.

Better known as Gus, he was born in New Haven, on May 24, 1925, a son of the late Rose and Augustine Palmieri. He was the beloved husband of Ann Costa Palmieri for 63 years.

Gus lived in Trumbull for 35 years where he worked and raised his family before moving to Stratford. A graduate of Yale University Class of 1949, he was a World War II veteran and was a naval pilot for the US Navy. He was employed by Lyons and Mather Architectural firm before opening his own architectural firm in Trumbull, A.J. Palmieri Architect and Associates. He worked at his firm for 25 years before retiring.

Some of his accomplishments included but were not limited to the work on the Shelton Police Station, Shelton High School, Trumbull Library, UConn School of Fine Arts, Hallen Elementary School, Trumbull Schools Roofing Project and the New London Police Station. He was licensed to practice architecture in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York and Florida. He was certified by the National Council of the Registration Board and also a member of the Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

He participated on the board of Lafayette Bank and was a member of the Trumbull Exchange Club. He was an active member of the Mill River Country Club and an avid golfer and tennis player. He was also a member of the Yale swim team. He was a lifelong and devout parishioner of St. Theresa Church and his love for faith, family and life meant more than anything to him.

In addition to his beloved wife, Ann, other survivors include his son, Augustine Palmieri, Jr. of Newtown, his daughter, Lynn Conine and her husband Richard of Milford, his grandchildren include, Frank Souza of Milford and Aidan and AJ Palmieri of Fairfield, who reside with Deborah Palmieri, a sister, MaryAnn Palmieri of San Jose, CA and many loved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Marie Auger.

Friends are invited to meet directly in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in the Garden Mausoleum at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606 or to the Norma Pfriem Cancer Center, c/o Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant St., Bridgeport, Ct. 06610.

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