Ken Della Corte
July 11, 1962 – March 8, 2019
Kenneth C. Della Corte, 56, of Monroe, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019 at Bridgeport Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
The beloved son of the late Joseph and Gloria Della Corte, he was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 11, 1962. Ken will be truly missed by his brothers Richard, and his wife Melissa, of Newtown, CT, Robert, and his wife Karen, of Shelton, CT, his partner, David Thayer, of Monroe, CT, and his beloved dog, Tobey. He will always be remembered for his willingness to help anyone at anytime by his nieces and nephews, Arianna, Aidan and Addison Della Corte, of Newtown, CT, Michael Della Corte of Long Beach, CA and Kristen Della Corte of Milford, CT. He will also be fondly remembered by his many cousins and his special Aunt Ceil, all of whom he spent many happy holiday celebrations and vacations.
Ken attended Masuk High School in Monroe, before earning his bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University. He enjoyed working at Wahlstrom and Company in Stamford where he made many lifelong friends. Ken loved spending time with family, friends and Tobey. He loved to garden, read and travel, especially visiting the beach in Florida and Wildwood, New Jersey. We would like to extend a note of thanks to all the doctors, nurses and therapists who treated Ken and worked to make him comfortable and gave him hope. Ken will long be remembered for his enormous heart and generous nature.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 208 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470. Friends and family may call on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT 06468.
Should friends or family desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Friends of Shelton Animal Shelter.
- Calling Hours Monday, March 18, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 19, 2019
- Burial Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Ken Della Corte
March 16, 2019
The Forte Family was very sad to hear of the passing of Ken. We lived across the street from him and when Tobey was out and about (at our house) you would hear Kenny yelling Tobey...Tobey-Tobey get over here. Well Mr. Tobey would not listen until Dave came out . It really was very funny how Tobey just ignore him. Kenny was such a like able person, I’m sure he will be missed by all his friends and family.
R.I.P. my friend
The Forte Family
James, Susan, James Jr. and Christina
March 12, 2019
I am truly saddened to hear from family members that my friend and cousin Ken Dellacorte passed. In our large extended family of many uncles and aunts and cousins, Ken stood out for his kindness, and that is saying something given the love that imbued the Dellacorte cousins. Ken was a sensitive and thoughtful man, and whenever we were together, he made me feel I was the most important thing to him. He had a subtle and wry sense of humor that I loved; he could see the through hypocrisy and vanity and laugh at them. The family reunions will be sadder without his being there. I miss you all, cousins and Aunt Ceil.
March 12, 2019
Rich, Melissa & Family,
We are so sorry - our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Travis, Amanda & Henry Hood