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Pietro Fiorita, 86, Longtime Darien Resident

DARIEN, Conn. -- Pietro Fiorita, a resident of Darien since 1976, died Sunday, Sept. 13. He was 86.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1929, in Rose, Cosenza, Italy.

He married Anna Concetta Leone on Nov. 5, 1950, in Italy, and was married to her for over 60 years. Italy is where they had their first son, Angelo.

Fiorita spent years in Venezuela, having left Italy to find work after the war.

There they had their three daughters, Sarina, Carla and Viola.

He and his wife came to the U.S. and settled in Danielson on July 27, 1968, where they worked as pasta makers. When he arrived in the States, he worked in masonry, building up properties all over the New Haven area.

Connecticut is where they had their youngest son, Paul.

He was predeceased by his wife, Anna; his parents Angelo and Carolina Fiorita; and siblings Michelle, Dora and Rosaria.

He is survived by his son Angelo Fiorita and his wife, Carmen Bires; Angelo's children, Krisanne and her husband, Marc Faubel, Nadia, Peter Angelo and Marysa Fiorita; his daughter Sarina Fiorita and her daughter Jessica Gleason; his daughter Carla and her husband, Peter Catanzaro, and their children Peter, Cristina and Anna; daughter Viola and her husband, TJ Koproski and their daughters Isabella and Kayla; and his son Paul and his wife, Missy Fiorita and their children Emma, Matthew, John and Lila.

He is also survived by his siblings, Umulo and wife Dora of Rose, Italy, Paolo and wife Maria of Adelaide, Australia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 4-8 p.m.

A service will follow Friday, Sept. 18, at St. John's Church, 1986 Post Road, at 10 am.

Entombment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Society Figli di Rose, in care of Giuseppe Leale, 135 Soundview Ave, Stamford, CT 06902

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