Peter “ Pete” Joseph Molinaro Jr.

Peter “ Pete” Joseph Molinaro Jr., 88, of Danbury, beloved husband of Mildred (Knapp) Molinaro passed away peacefully at Filosa Nursing Home, Danbury, early Monday morning, July 29th. He was born in Norwalk, CT on March 10, 1925, son of the late Peter & Filomena Molinaro Sr.

Pete greeted everyone with a smile & was quick with a laugh. He was a hard working, devoted family man with many friends. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than to be around his family, especially his grandchildren & their children. In addition he enjoyed cooking, playing golf, bowling, and watching his favorite teams, Yankees and Giants, on TV.

Growing up in Danbury's Beaver Brook neighborhood, Pete attended local schools. Enlisting in the U.S. ARMY in 1943, he proudly served with honor as a Technical Sergeant in the 142nd Ordnance Company in France & Germany. In the early 1950's Pete started work as a clerk in the Danbury Post Office working his way up to his final position as Assistant Postmaster before retiring in 1986 after over 35 years of loyal service. 

Pete will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Mildred, his daughter Martha & her husband Clifford LoDolce of New  Milford, Ct, his son Kevin & wife Leslie Molinaro of Fairfield, Pa. His 3 grandchildren, Megan LoDolce of New Haven, Monica Sackandy of Ellington, Nicholas Molinaro of Plymouth, NH as well as 4 beautiful great granddaughters Molly, Ava, Isla & Farrah. He is also survived by his brother George & his wife Elaine Molinaro of New Milford, his two sisters, Nancy Pitcher & Theresa Molinaro of Danbury & many nieces & nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, Frank W. Molinaro & Anthony Molinaro.

Pete's family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Filosa Nurse Home for the loving care they provided during his final days

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 10 AM in St. Joseph Church, Danbury.
Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury with military honors.
The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5 PM to 8 PM..

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that contributions be made to help our brave Veterans at The Wounded Warrior Project,

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