OBITUARY

Giuseppe "Pippo" Fiducia

December 4, 1931April 17, 2021

Giuseppe “Pippo” Fiducia, 89 of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Carmela (Ferla) Fiducia, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Giuseppe was born on December 4, 1931 in Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily and was the son of the late Paolo and Rosa (Valvo) Fiducia. Giuseppe was a skilled barber, working at Modern Barber Shop in Newington for 32 years. As a barber, he welcomed clients into his shop and made many longtime friends. As a young teenager, Giuseppe worked with a masonry company until he started apprenticing and working in barber shops at the age of 14. By 22 years old, Giuseppe had opened his own barber shop. He married the love of his life, Carmela, four years later. They lived in their house next to Saint Michele Church and raised their two children there; Paolo and Rosa. In September of 1972, their family left to begin a new life in America. Giuseppe loved to garden, always tending to his fresh vegetables. He enjoyed watching soccer and Italian movies, collecting coins and stamps. He also liked to play the mandolin and make homemade wine. Giuseppe and Carmela loved to travel back to Palazzolo Acreide to visit family and friends and going on cruises with their daughter and her family. He was a true family man, nothing gave him more pleasure the having the dinner table surrounded by family and friends. In addition to his wife of 63 years, Giuseppe will be missed by his daughter, Rosa Palenza and her husband Joseph, his cherished granddaughters, Gabriella, Luciana, Giuliana, Amanda and Sabrina, and daughter-in-law Linda. He also leaves behind many family members, friends and loved ones in America, Italy, Canada, and Australia. In addition to his parents, Giuseppe was predeceased by his beloved son Paolo Fiducia and his sister Concetta Pirruccio. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 9-11 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Parish (Corpus Christi Church), 601 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Glastonbury. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabeties Association, 2080 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

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Enrico and Josie Mangiafico

April 21, 2021

Our deepest heartfelt condolences to commare Carmela and the family. We pray God gives you strength during this difficult time. May compare Pippo rest in peace.

Anna Bramante

April 21, 2021

Carmela, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. May God comfort and strengthen you and your family during this very difficult time. My deepest condolences.
Not sure if you remember me, we met at The Travelers. I have retired since 2019.
You take care of your family. With deep sympathy,
Anna C. Bramante

Joe & Lynn Barisano

April 20, 2021

Joe & Rosa, Gabriella, Luciana and Giuliana

May the quiet be filled with all the good times and loving memories of your Dad/Grandfather. Our hearts are with you during this time and always.

Gaetano Bazzano

April 20, 2021

IT IS VERY SAD TO MISS (COMPARE FIDUCIA). HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND WITH A SPECIAL KINDNESS.
OUR CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS GO TO THE WIFE, COMARE CARMELA, AND ALL FAMILY.
SINCERELY.
GAETANO AND MARIA BAZZANO.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY