Gerard Carino, 87, father of two Ridgefielders

Gerard (Jerry) Carino, 87, of Danbury, beloved husband of Rose (DeVito) Carino, died peacefully at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Ridgefield on Sunday, June 30.

He was born in Port Chester, N.Y. on Nov. 2, 1925, son of the late Gerardo and Isabel Carino.

He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and watching his favorite teams, Mets and Giants, on TV.

In addition to his wife Rose of almost 60 years, Jerry will be missed by his three children, Gerri Petruccelli and her husband Nino of Ridgefield, Marie Cholko and her husband Robert, also of Ridgefield, and Joseph Carino and his wife Lisa of Newtown; his seven grandchildren, Nino Petruccelli, Jr., Dana Isenberg, Michael, Christopher and Kathryn Cholko, Kristen and Matthew Carino as well as four great grandchildren, Nathan, Hailey, Luca and Noah.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3 at St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Road, Danbury. Entombment will follow in the St. Peter Garden Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends between the hour of 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Danbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Development Department at Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County, P.O. Box 489, Wilton, CT 06897.

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