Gennaro Scarpelli, of Greenwich, passed away early in the morning on June 29th, 2018 in his home surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was 90 years old.
Born in Rose Cosenza, Italy on October 17, 1927, the son of Eugenio Scarpelli and Rosaria Iuso. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Carmela Bria Scarpelli, son Eugenio Scarpelli (Militzia) of Livingston Manor, NY, daughters Rosaria Pirri (Eugenio) of Greenwich, CT, Anna Gallo (Ennio) of Greenwich, CT, 6 grandchildren Eugenio Pirri, Jr. (Lisa) of Stamford, CT, Jessica Hickey (Doug) of Trumbull, CT, Gisella Sowin (Joe) of Dallas, TX, Gennaro Scarpelli (Sabrina) of Queens, NY, Carmela Gangi (Vinny) of Greenwich, CT, Luisa Pellegrino (Mike) of Greenwich, CT, and 16 great grandchildren.
Gennaro immigrated to America with his family in 1966. He had a successful career as a grounds keeper at Burning Tree Country Club for over 30 years maintaining its beautiful grounds where he was known and respected by all the club members.
A hard-working man, who took pride in making his wife and family happy. He had a green thumb and enjoyed caring for his garden, making his wine, and ensuring his guests had a glass of wine in their hands as they walked through the door.
Gennaro, known to his grandchildren and great grandchildren as Nonno and Papi, adored him immensely.
He will be missed tremendously by all who knew him, he will never be forgotten.
To honor his life, family and friends will gather Sunday, July 1 from 4:00-8:00pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Avenue, Greenwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 2 at 10:00am at St. Roch Church, Greenwich, followed by entombment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Greenwich.