Joseph J. Scavo, Sr., age 97 of Norwalk, died at Danbury Hospital on Monday, October 5. He was the husband of the late Mafalda Garofola Scavo. Joe was born in Carbondale, PA on May 26, 1923, the son of the late Salvatore and Rose (Bilotta) Scavo and has lived in Norwalk for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, was awarded the Purple Heart and was recently honored by the City of Norwalk. Joe was retired from the U.S. Post Office. He loved spending time with his family and every Sunday having his pasta lunch, he was an avid gardener, and enjoyed following UCONN women’s basketball and collecting model cars. His grandchildren were his greatest joys.
Survivors include three sons, Joseph Scavo (Kim), Salvatore Scavo (Lauren) and Richard Scavo, two daughters, Madelaine Gross (Walter) and Annette Evarts (Len Squibb), 11 grandchildren; Laura, Jim, Matthew, Ashley, Heather, Jenna, Anthony, Samantha, Emma, Nicole and Michael and 8 great grandchildren; J.J., Chris, James, Avery, Max, Kai, Julian and Eleanor. Joe was predeceased by his daughter Rosemary Scavo siblings Paul Scavo, Rosemary Zichitella and Justine Cutrone.
Services will be held on Friday, October 9, 11 AM at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk. Burial with full military honors will follow at St. John Cemetery. Joe’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30 until services begin.
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