Michael L. “Papa” Scirocco, 89, of Hamden, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was the husband of 64 years to Rose Caiafa Scirocco. Born in New Haven on August 17, 1922; son of the late Nicola and Mary Stellato Scirocco. Mike had worked for the former Pond Lily and later for the former Acme Chemical & Wire. He had served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during WW II. Father of Michael (Nancy) Scirocco of Southington, Peter (Christine) Scirocco of Killingworth, Anthony (Debra) Scirocco and Rick (Kelly) Scirocco all of Hamden. Beloved “Papa” to nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Brother of Frank Scirocco of Hamden and the late Josephine Pelligrino, Rose Secki, Ann Dippolino, Mary Raucci, Catherine Alicata, John, Pasquale and Anthony Scirocco. Brother in law of Angelina Caiafa of Hamden. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday morning at 9:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Rita Church at 10:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 pm.