Donald A. Casavecchia, age 74 of Norwalk, died peacefully with family by his side after a lengthy battle with cancer. In his last few months, he was in the loving care of his sister In law, Denise. Born in Norwalk on July 19, 1947, he was the son of the late Gino Cassavechia and Rose (Acunzo) Cassavechia Hliva. Don attended local schools, served in the U.S. Army and was a life member of the Pastime Club in Norwalk. He loved boating, fishing, and shooting pool at the club, and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Casavecchia and Brandon Casavecchia, two brothers, Anthony (wife Denise) and Gene (wife Anne), his longtime companion Shirley Vaughan, and several nieces and nephews. His big heart and love for so many will be missed by all who knew him, including the many friends from his favorite place, the Pastime Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. Don’s family will receive friends at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Monday from 4:00-8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to a favorite charity.