Giro (Gerry) DeMonico, 89, a resident of North Haven for the past 58 years, passed away on Saturday June 7, 2014 at the VAMC, West Haven, with his loving family by his side. Beloved husband of Louise Cerrone DeMonico of 65 years. Born in New Haven on October 18, 1924; son of the late Pasquale and Anna Cavalliere DeMonico. Giro is a WWII Veteran, serving under General Patton in Germany and had worked as a machinist for Pratt & Whitney for 32 years until his retirement. He was a founding member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish and an original volunteer for St. Frances Cabrini Bingo, a member of Pine Grove Men’s Club, the DAV and was a past member of the American Legion Murray Reynolds Post # 76. Father of Stephen DeMonico, wife Katherine, Teresa (DeMonico) Signore, husband Steve, all of Wallingford and Anne (DeMonico) Gorman, husband Greg of North Haven. Lovingly known as “Poppy” to his nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also survived by his brother Dominic “Chickie” DeMonico, wife Josephine of North Branford. Predeceased by a brother Angelo Marrotto and sisters, Martha Salzo and Mary Guerri.

Relatives and friends are invited to go directly to St. Frances Cabrini Church, Wednesday morning at 10:00 for a Mass of Christian Burial and are also invited to attend committal services immediately following in the State Veteran’s Cemetery, Middletown. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), P.O. Box 310909, Newington, CT 06131 or the CT Department of Veteran’s Affairs, 287 West St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave, has been entrusted with the arrangements.