STAMFORD, Conn. - Cleante A. “Git” Pimpinella, a lifelong resident of Stamford, died Oct. 18. He was 85.
Pimpinella was born July 25, 1928, in Stamford, to Mariano and Lucia Massone Pimpinella. He
succeeded Pimpinella Construction, a now third generation family business. His father Mariano established Pimpinella Construction in 1926; currently a thriving business led by his son Mario Pimpinella and son-in-law Joe Faugno Sr. He was one of the retired Advisory Board of Directors, as well as one of the Grand Marshall’s of the Annual Stamford Columbus Day Parade. He was involved with many other non-profit organizations such as UNICCO, Knights of Columbus of Stamford, and the development and construction of Columbus Park of Stamford.
Pimpinella is survived by his children, Lucille Faugno (Joseph Sr.) of Stamford; Mario Pimpinella (Danielle) of Stamford and Michael Pimpinella of Maryland; partner, Dorothy Ciavarello of Stamford; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Mary Toreso of Stamford; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Anna Marie Genovese Pimpinella; brother Vincent Pimpinella; sister, Eunice Durant; and brother-in-law, Thomas Toreso.
A funeral procession will be leave Monday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. from The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT 06902, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St Leo Parish Church, 24 Roxbury Road, Stamford at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien, in the Pimpinella family mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pimpinella’s memory to Masonicare Home, Health and Hospice, 525 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854.