Information provided by Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Road #3 in Greenwich
Philip Martin Pittocco passed away peacefully at home on June 28th, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born in Greenwich on April 26, 1951.
Phil is predeceased by his parents, Philip L. & Mildred J. Pittocco. He is the youngest of four children: Nan Carol Parker (sister); Louis P. Pittocco, Esq. (brother); Camille A. Sarno (sister). Lifelong Greenwich resident, 3rd generation of Pittocco family in Greenwich. Resides at 229 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, CT with wife, the former Donna A. DeMaio of Huntington Station, Long Island, NY. Three children, Philip Michael (wife Sarah Derene); Christopher John; Jonathan David.
He remembered and loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Phil attended Greenwich Public Schools, Greenwich High School, Class of 1969. Attended Norwalk Community College, 1970-1971, Harrisburg Area Community College, Graduated June 1975 and received an Associate in Science Degree, in Criminalistics. Phil proudly served in the United States Army, and Military Policy Corp., from November 1971 to December 1974. He served in Korea April 1972 to May 1973 with the Company A & Headquarters Company of the 728th Military Policy Battalion (Military Police & Driver and Aide to Battalion Commander).
He was based in U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Penn., May 193 to December 1974. 233rd M.P. Detachment, Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of Security at the War College Complex. He also served with the 192nd Field Artillery Battalion, Staff Sargent, December 1974 to October 1978. He attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) thru the National Guard, Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, June 1977.
He received awards such as: National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Connecticut Wartime Veterans Service Medal & was also awarded a Silver Beaver award from the Greenwich Boy Scouts of America. He started his working career for his parents at their dry cleaning business (Riverside Cleaners), until he entered the service in November 1971.
Phil was employed through the Town of Greenwich for many, many years: 1966-1974 Worked part-time at the Greenwich Broadcasting Corporation (WGCH), as an Assistant to the Chief Engineer of the radio station. Worked as an Engineer on Remote Broadcasts, such as RTM meetings, concerts, church services, dog shows, polo games, etc.
He was an active duty Sheriff for Fairfield County from June 1975 thru December 1985, Deputy Sheriff June 1975 to April 1977; Chief Deputy Sheriff April 1977 thru June 1983, Fairfield County Sherriff’s Department June 1975 thru December 1985, Deputy Sheriff June 1975 to April 1977, Chief Deputy Sheriff April 1977 to June 1983, Court Transportation Officer (CTO) June 1983 to December 1985, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction, December 1983 thru April 2004, Correction Officer, Department 1983 to April 1987, Lieutenant/Shift Commander & Acting Captain April 1987 to April 2004.
He proudly served as a Constable for the Town of Greenwich from January 1984 to January 1986; January 2006 to the present and at Kennedy Security Services, Inc. as a Supervisor, March 2005 to the present.
He was honored to serve on many community and civic organizations such as the Chickahominy Neighborhood Association, Chickahominy Reunion Association, Connecticut State Employees Associations (CSEA), SEIU, Local 2001, Chapter 407, Greenwich Democratic Town Committee, Member & District Leader for District 3, Greenwich Council, Boys Scouts of America, Scout Master Troop 1 (10 Years).
Visitation will be on Thursday June 30, 2016 from 4-8 pm at Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Road #3, Greenwich, CT, Funeral Service will be held Friday July 1, 2016 at 10:00am , St. Roch’s Church, 10 St. Roch Ave, Greenwich, CT.
Burial will be Private. In lieu of fl owers please send donations to the Chickahominy Reunion Association, Greenwich Boy Scouts of America or The American Lung Association.