Vincent Albin Carrafiello

November 16, 1940June 29, 2019

Professor Vincent Albin Carrafiello, age 78, of Monroe, Connecticut passed away on Saturday June 29, 2019.

Vincent was born November 16, 1940, to the late Anthony Carrafiello and Wanda Platkiewicz Carrafiello. He leaves behind his loving sister Joan Carrafiello, of Shelton, CT as well as several cousins. Vincent holds a BA in History from Fairfield University, he also holds an MA in History from UCONN and a Doctor of Law degree from UCONN Law School.

Vincent was a professor with the Connecticut State University system for more than 50 years. First, at the Storrs campus where he was recognized as Professor of the Year, followed by earning the rank of Full Professor. He continued his career at the Graduate School of Business at UCONN Stamford.

Vincent enjoyed reading, collecting books, having lunch with friends, listening to opera and baroque music, and engaging in political discussions.

He will be remembered by his friends, family and students for his loyalty and love.

A visitation for Vincent will be held Friday, July 5, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son, Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, Connecticut 06468. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM at St. Jude Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike in Monroe. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 208 S. Main Street in Newtown.

Memorial contributions may be made to your charity of choice.


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, July 6, 2019


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Sr. Mary Ellen Burns

July 12, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Joan and the Carrafiello family.

I met Prof. Carrafiello when I was a guest speaker at UConn Stamford, and we kept in touch after that time. He was so devoted to the students and so kind.

I am very sorry that I did not learn of his passing until today, July 12, and so was unable to attend the Mass. I will remember him and your family in my prayers.

Dennis Eannotti

July 6, 2019

We are deeply saddened to hear about Vinny's passing.
Vincenzo, (as we used to call him in the neighborhood) was a kind man and a friend. He always took a minute out of his daily walks to talk about current events, education, politics or what ever came to mind. Several days later I would receive a post card in the mail after every conversation or house visit I shared with him.
Rest in Peace Vinny, you will be missed!
The Eannotti Family

Ellen LeMoult

July 5, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of professors passing. I loved our conversations about politics and world events. He was not only brilliant but a very kind and thoughtful man. He was always so interested in my kids and was so happy to hear all about their adventures and accomplishments. He was also very generous to them. He will be missed.

Monroe Volunteer Fire Department

July 5, 2019

Condolences from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Carrafiello was a generous donor to our organization over the years and enjoyed showing us his large collection of books when we had visited him to give him a Fire Department shirt and hat. Rest in peace.

Carissa DeVito

July 3, 2019

Although I did not have the opportunity of taking Professor Carrafiello's class, his legend continues as we are still learning his curriculum in other law classes at UConn!

Thank you, Professor Carrafiello, for all of your commitment and dedication to UConn students - you have left a legacy that continues to teach and influence us today!

My condolences go to the Professor's family.

Toni Odoardi

July 3, 2019

I was fortunate to have Prof. Carrafiello as a teacher at UCONN in Stamford. He was an exceptional professor, I will always remember his breath of knowledge and sense of humor. My condolences to the family for your loss.

Toni Odoardi

Kevin Foley

July 2, 2019

Vin was a kind and generous friend. A committed Catholic with a burning commitment to human rights and social justice. We will miss him and we will not forget him.

Kevin Foley and Stephen Littell