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John Castricone 1951-2021

On April 1, 2021, John (Jack) Castricone of Harwinton, CT was liberated from the shackles of

dementia. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children,and wife. He fought a valiant battle again his disease that took not only his life but all of his memories as well. Jack was born on August 9,1951 in New Haven, CT and grew up in Hamden, CT. He was an

excellent athlete. He played hockey for Hamden High School and continued to play as an adult in various men’s leagues. He was an avid golfer and loved to play with friends at courses around Connecticut. . He was a second degree black belt in Tai Kwon Do and taught martial arts in New Haven for several years. He loved the Yankees and the Dolphins and looked forward to every game. He was a gun enthusiast and enjoyed hunting and target shooting.

Jack was a proud (retired ) member of The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE Local 478) and was a skilled crane, bulldozer and backhoe operator. When we would drive through the state , he would point out the roads or buildings he helped to erect.

Jack leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Laura (Saveriano) Castricone, his son Joseph

Castricone his daughter Jaclyn Castricone and her partner, Morgan Montalto, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Anne and John Nekitopoulos of West Springfield, MA and their children, Juliana, Giana and Johnny. And of course, his fur baby, Hendrix. He was pre-deceased by his mother Frances and his father John and his beloved uncle, John Tromantano. He also has two sisters, Valerie Cimino (and family) of North Haven and Joanne Castricone of Hamden, that he leaves behind.

We would like to thank the staff of Arden House in Hamden for their care and love of Jack for

the short time he was there. We would also like to thank all of our family and friends for

surrounding us with love during this time.

Funeral arrangements are private.

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