OBITUARY

Nicola Panaro

January 30, 1926November 21, 2021
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Nicola Panaro, 95, of Cromwell, formerly of Rocky Hill and Wethersfield, beloved husband of the late Edith (Petrone) Panaro, passed away peacefully, November 21, 2021, at home, surrounded by his family. Nicola was born January 30, 1926 in Casal di Principe, Province of Caserta, Italy and was the son of the late Ernesto and Marianna (Puocci) Panaro. Nicola grew up in Italy, proudly serving in the Italian Army and earning the rank of Sergeant. Nicola met and married Edith in 1959 and immediately thereafter immigrated to the Unites States, where they settled in Hartford, later moving to Wethersfield. Nicola retired from the Birken Manufacturing Company after 32 years of dedicated service. In his younger days, Nicola enjoyed tending to his yard and garden, which was always meticulously kept. For many years, he was a duckpin bowler, every Wednesday night he shared stories and laughs with his friends, while bowling a few games. Nicola was a very active member of several of the local Italian Societies: Mt. Carmel/St. Cristina Society, Sons of Italy (Ella Grasso Lodge), Our Lady of Grace Society, Pratolana Society and the Canicattinese Society. Both he and Edith enjoyed everything these memberships had to offer, they regularly attended social functions hosted by these societies and were instrumental in the planning of several of their events. Nicola and Edith also enjoyed entertaining guests in their home and traveling with their many friends. After the passing of his beloved Edith, Nicola remained active, meeting his friends for their morning coffee and traveling to Florida during the winter. Nicola loved the beach and never missed an opportunity to sit seaside, whether he was on vacation or with his family on the Clinton shore. In addition to being a wonderful husband and father, Nicola was especially proud of being a grandfather. Papa was always there when it involved his granddaughters never missing anything, whether a school play, band concert, dance recital or graduation. Papa beamed with pride at their accomplishments and each one of them held a special place in his heart. Most recently, he danced a special song with his eldest granddaughter at her wedding. Nicola lived a long and very good life; he will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. Sadly, he leaves his loving and devoted daughter Marianne Claudio and her husband Frank of Cromwell, his cherished granddaughters, Sabrina Musumeci and her husband Joe, Andrea Claudio and her fiancé Danny Jernigan and Juliana Claudio, they love their Papa and will miss him very much. Nicola leaves his brother, Otello Panaro (Mena), of Italy, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to his wife and parents, Nicola was predeceased by his siblings, Ersilia Palmese, Natalina Papaccio, Maria Andreozzi and Antonio Panaro. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday (November 28th) from 5 to 7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. The funeral procession will depart the funeral chapel at 9:30 a.m. on Monday (November 29th) for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Parish (Corpus Christi Church), 601 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Edith (Petrone) Panaro, Spouse (deceased)
  • Marianne (Panaro) Claudio, Daughter
  • Frank Claudio, Son-in-law
  • Sabrina (Claudio) Musumeci (Joe), Granddaughter
  • Andrea Claudio (Danny Jernigan), Granddaughter
  • Juliana Claudio, Granddaughter
  • Ernesto Panaro (Marianna (Puocci) Panaro), Parents (deceased)
  • Otello Panaro (Mena), Brother
  • Ersilia Palmese, Sister (deceased)
  • Natalina Papaccio, Sister (deceased)
  • Maria Andreozzi, Sister (deceased)
  • Antonio Panaro, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Frank Claudio
  • Joe Musumeci
  • Danny Jernigan
  • Sergio DeMusso
  • Natalino Andreozzi
  • Giancarlo Fusco

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Sunday, November 28, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, November 29, 2021

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Antonella Andreozzi

November 27, 2021

Donita Semple

November 23, 2021

What a wonderful gentle man. Such a pleasure to know Nick and see the love of his family .

Joe &josephine D’amato

November 23, 2021

Our condolences to you all. What wonderful life he lived
Nicola was-always a Gentleman .

Silvana Palmese

November 23, 2021

Dear Marianna, It has been a while since we last saw you which was on your last visit to Italy with your father, We will cherrish the memmories and laughs we all shared together with him on your last visit, i recall the evening we all met up with you and Zio Nicola at the restuarant in Casal di Principo to celebrate your departure, he was so happy and proud he enjoyed and love being surranded by family, he was a kind and loving person, may God give you strengh to carry on, you have such a wonderful family. May he rest in peace. love you and will be thinking of you, love from your family in ITALY, Mimmo, Silvana, Antonio, Natasha, and Giancarlo.

Cono Fusco

November 22, 2021

Ciao Marianna, questa mattina sono stato a Fiumicino ad accompagnare Antonella, mi sono ricordato quante volte ci sono andato a prendere e a portare Zio Nicola, ora lui è partito per un viaggio molto lungo chissà chi andrà a prenderlo all'arrivo . Un abbraccio forte a te e a tutta la famiglia. Cono

Patricia Orsini

November 22, 2021

Marianne - What a beautiful legacy he has created with you and your family. Prayers of peace to all of you..

Kim Joanis

November 22, 2021

Claudio Family,
I am so sorry to hear that your dad/grandfather has passed. 95 years was a blessing. Love to you all.

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