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Andrew J. Perniciaro, Sr., 88, WWII Vet, Minor League Baseball Player

ORANGE, Conn. - Andrew J. Perniciaro, Sr., formerly of Stamford, died Tuesday, March 12. He was 88.

Perniciaro was born in Stamford on April 5, 1924, to Anthony and Tillie Scarpulla Perniciaro. He was a graduate of Stamford High School.

Perniciaro was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S Army. He took part in five major battles: France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.

After being honorably discharged, he was drafted by the New York Giants Minor League Baseball Team in 1944.

He was also a member of the Holy Name A.C. and employed at the Chemical Testing Corp as a salesman for five years before his retirement.

Perniciaro is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Andrew J. Perniciaro, Jr. of Stamford; daughters, Sharon Campanella of Hamden, Conn., Patricia Beauregard, Esq of Trumbull, Conn., Virginia Wilk (Stephen) of Redding, Conn., Marilyn Perniciaro of Chennai, India and Josephine Cushman (Mark) of Silver Spring, Md.; sister, Julia Chalikis of Stamford; 12 grandchildren, one great grandson and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; three sisters, Virginia, Josephine, Ann and a brother, Peter.

Calling hours are Thursday, March 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory , 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT 06902. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 15. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. John’s RC Church, 1986 Post Road, Darien. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien.

Donations may be made in Perniciaro’s memory to the Alzheimer Association (CT Chapter) , 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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