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Anthony G. Apicella

September 24, 1931March 31, 2021

Attorney Anthony G. Apicella, of Old Saybrook and formerly of North Branford, passed away on March 31, 2021. He was born in New Haven on September 24, 1931 to the late Antonio and Anna Cirillo Apicella. He graduated from West Haven High School, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

He served in the United States Air Force as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations and as a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar, the United States District Court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He was a member of the New Haven County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He was also a member of the North Branford Charter Commission, which gave the town its first charter and governance by a town council. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and was in private practice in New Haven and Branford for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ellen Brady Apicella, his daughter Suzanne Marello and her husband Anthony, his son Douglas Apicella and his wife Nicole, and his grandchildren Courtney Marello, Ian Apicella and Maggie Apicella. He was predeceased by his daughter Alison Apicella. There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Old Saybrook on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. He will be buried in Riverside Cemetery in Old Saybrook beside his beloved daughter Alison.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Memories

Anthony G. Apicella

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carol cretella

April 5, 2021

Dear Suzanne,Courtney and Anthony
so very sorry about the loss of yourFather,Grandfather.
Sending Healing Prayers

carol cretella

April 5, 2021

Dear Suzanne ,andFamily,
Vin and I are very sorry for the loss of your Father

Maura Meleca

April 3, 2021

Aunt Mary Ellen, Suzanne, Tony & Courtney, Doug, Nicole, Ian & Maggie, thinking of all of you .What a blessing to have had a wonderful Husband/Father/Grandfather. I was blessed to have a wonderful Uncle/Godfather. Sending our prayers and love, Maura, Frank, Nick and Michaela

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY