Edward Vincent DeGennaro, Jr., 76, of New Haven passed away Thursday November 24, 2011. Born in New Haven, Conn on December 2, 1934. Edward was the loving father of Allyson DeGennaro Zanjani (Reza). Stepfather of Dennis (Jo) Flanders and Linda (Steven) Turbert, six step grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, and survived by Diane Sylvia former wife and friend. Edward was also stepfather to Miah, Jay, Beth, Katie and predeceased David, from a second marriage. He was the son of the late Edward DeGennaro, Sr. and Anna Reilly of New Haven. Edward was passionate about life and civil liberties, and strived for better humanity. Edward retired from the New Haven Register after 25 years of dedicated service; and also was formerly employed by Pratt & Whitney and Laidlaw. Mr. DeGennaro served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Funeral Services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Aveune, Monday evening at 7:30. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 8 PM. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518.