Bernard Scalzo

February 11, 1916February 13, 2014

Bernard Scalzo, 97, of Danbury, entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2014. He was the husband of Catherine (Loschiavo) Scalzo.

Born in Saint Bernardo, Italy, he entered the U.S. Army in June 1941 and served his country admirably for 52 months in the most dangerous areas of war in the North African campaign. He was discharged August 30, 1945, and received an Honorable Service medal, WWII Victory medal, and a European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign medal.

Bernard worked in Danbury as a hatter for the former Mallory Hat Factory and then for Berol Corporation for many years. He was passionate about his vegetable gardening, making wine and Italian sopressata.

Besides his lovely wife of 61 years, Bernard is survived by his two sons: Raymond of Danbury and Richard and his wife, Sylvia, of Trumbull. His two grandsons: Matthew and Michael, whom he adored. Also surviving is a very large and extended family in the U.S. and Australia. He was dearly loved by all and will be missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10am at St. Joseph Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 8:30am to 9:30am at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. Contributions in Bernard’s memory can be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 8 Robinson Avenue in Danbury, CT 06810


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Frank Gigliotti

June 4, 2014

Will miss you
Carmelina, frank and Maria Gigliotti
Ada and Christopher Roeder

Rosemarie DeGraziia-Grouver

February 18, 2014

You are going to be missed! Thank you for always making me special. Thank you for all your kind words and will always think fondly of you.

Patrick Toamino

February 18, 2014

Rina, Ray and Rich-
our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dave Goncalves

February 17, 2014

To Mrs. Scalzo, Ray, Rich and family,

Mr. Bernard Scalzo was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend, provider, soldier, employee, co-worker, gardener, storyteller, wine maker, sopressata/sausage maker (the best!), carpenter, painter, plumber, mechanic, electrician, and so much more.

As incredibly well-rounded as he was, he can best be described as an extremely hard-working man who was exceptionally proud of his family and Italian-American heritage.

I offer my warm condolences to you, and to all who loved him. He will surely be missed by countless people throughout the United States and the world.

Roxana Chirvase

February 17, 2014

I will always remember Mr.Scalzo as a gentle, funny and smart man, with a heart of a gold and the most memorable stories to tell. God rest him in peace and give the family strength through these difficult times.

Laura Chism

February 17, 2014

I am so sad for all of you. Uncle Benny was a special man. I will never forget when he wanted me to walk with him out of the church when Gramma passed away. He was so sad to see her go. And now they are all together again. I desperately want to be there with all of you. To give Aunt Rina a hug, to laugh with Ray and Ritchie about the good ole days. Please know you are in my thoughts every minute and I am praying for you to have comfort and know you will see him again. For this life is so short and the one he is in now is forever and long. I love you all so very much!!
Laura Scalzo Chism

February 16, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your families.
The Nero Family formally of Franklin St.

Carrieann Tomaino

February 16, 2014

Rich and Ray, our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your mom.
Frank and Carrieann Tomaino

George & Liz Scalzo

February 16, 2014

Our deepest sympathy's to Richard and family. May your Dad be at rest ad peace. George and Liz Scalzo

February 16, 2014

Dearest Catherine, Ray and Richie,
So sorry to here of your loss, Our deepest condolences and sympathy to you and your family
Scott and Caroline Corcoran