Vincent Peter Piedescalzo, 88, of West Haven, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009. Husband of Stella Sobotka Piedescalzo, he is also survived by son Vincent T. Piedescalzo and his wife Karen of Cheshire, a daughter Estelle McCarthy and her husband Raymond, Sr. of North Haven, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Salvatore Piedescalzo, Lawrence Scalzo, Charles Scalzo and sister Margaret Alfano. A son of the late Theodore and Maria Locasio Piedescalzo, he was born in New York City on August 6, 1920. A US Army Veteran of WWII (3 July 1941 - 3 July 1945) he fought in 9 major campaigns and was the recipient of the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster. He was most recently employed as a Tool and Die Maker at Durable Wire in Branford and had also been employed by Griest Manufacturing Corp., Mite Corp. and Mossberg Guns. Arrangements are private and in care of BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave., West Haven.

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  1. Dear Cousin Vin_ I feel your sorrow and empathize your relief. Notwithstanding, it is truly a difficult milestone in our lives when we say goodbye to a parent. I do hope you can look back on the heroic and unconditional support you gave your Father with great pride and dignity. I will say a quiet prayer and keep you, Karen, Estelle, and Aunt Stella in my thoughts. Sincerely, Michael

  2. Dear Mrs. Piedescalzo, Vinny & Estelle We are so sorry for your loss. You know how much we all cared for big Vinny. Growing up next door was truly a memory I’ll hold dear forever. Our deepest sympathy to you, The Pascarelli Family Lynn, Joe, Joey, Lina and young Joey.

  3. MRS.SCALZO,VINNY & ESTELLE: WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. WE HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF GROWING UP NEXT DOOR AND FEELING LIKE AN EXTENDED FAMILY. OUR THOUGHTS AND LOVE TO YOU, LAURAL, JOHN, JOHNNY & MIA CENTORE

  4. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your the loss of you husband, father and grandfather. Stella, you are in my prayers. I know he is now in a place of peace and he will be watching over his family always. With love, Cora

  5. Dear Aunt Stella & Cousins We are so sorry about Uncle Vinny. Times like this make us remember the good times we shared … especially the Friday night card games. We will keep Uncle Vinny and you in our prayers.

  6. Dear Stella,Vinny and Estelle, Please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your Husband and Dad. Sincerely, The Sauro Family Frank,Gloria,Frank & Mark

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