John “Sass” Pellegrino, 89, of New Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  John was born in New Haven on March 18, 1926; son of the late Prisco and Tomasina Gabriele Pellegrino and served his country faithfully in the US Army during WW II.  He worked for the US Postal Service for twenty-two years retiring as a clerk and was a member and treasurer of the Prihillan Club of North Haven.  John is survived by cousins and his Prihillan Club Brothers. 

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 9:15. Friends may call from 8:15 to 9:15 am.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Anthony Church, New Haven at 10:00 am.  Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Church, 25 Gold Street, New Haven, CT 06519.