George Cavallaro, 95, of Bradford Drive, Cheshire passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the CT Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of the late Lena Gagliardi Cavallaro. Born in New Haven on January 14, 1916; son of the late Agostino and Teresa Bifulco Cavallaro. George had worked for the Knights of Columbus, New Haven and later as a plumber for many years at Yale-New Haven Hospital until his retirement. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during WW II. Father of Mary T. (Angelo) DelBuono of Ormond Beach, FL, Gloria Jean Cavallaro of Cheshire and Augustine Cavallaro of Hamden. Grandfather of Marilena (Ralph) Diaz, Claudia (Michael) Cirillo, Anthony DelBuono and Lucia (Marcus) Panton. Great-grandfather of Anthony, Stefanie, Marisa, Alexander, Nicholas, Gavyn, Kara, Lena and Dakota. Godfather of Rachel Bonito. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Joseph, Augustine, Alfred and John Cavallaro, and sisters, Margaret Vespa, Rose Donnangelo and Virginia Galluzzi. He will be missed by his little dog “Minnie”.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Wednesday morning at 11:15. Family and friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in The Most Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford at 12 Noon. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.