WATERTOWN — Pellegrino Mancini, 77, of Watertown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 31, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Angelina (Calabrese) Mancini.
Pellegrino was born on October 26, 1943, in Pontelandolfo, Benevento, Italy, son of Concetta (Santopietro) Mancini of Montreal, Canada, and the late Giovanni Mancini. He moved from Italy to Montreal, Canada, in 1969 and then to Waterbury in 1973, settling in Watertown in 1977.
He worked at Chase Brass and Copper and later Acme Rivet before becoming a self-employed mason in the construction industry. He finished his career with O&G Industries.
Pellegrino had a passion for Italian traditions such as making homemade wine, tending to his vegetable and flower gardens and fig trees, splitting and stacking firewood and deer hunting, but most importantly spending time with his family.
He was a proud member of the Pontelandolfo Community Club.
Besides his wife Angelina of 57 years and mother, Concetta, he leaves to honor and cherish his memory; two sons, Gianfranco “John” Mancini and his wife, Carmelina, of Watertown and Antonio “Tony” “Slick” Mancini and his wife, Tiffany, of Middlebury; his siblings, Giocondina Mancini and her late husband, Salvatore, of Watertown, Salvatore Mancini and his wife, Lucia, and Maria Guerrera and her husband, Giovanni, all of Montreal, Canada, and Angela Gugliotti and her husband, Carmine, of Watertown; two sisters-in-law, Maria Orsini and her husband, Libero, and Antonietta Guerrera, all of Watertown; four grandchildren who he loved and adored, Karina Mancini of Bow, N.H., John Mancini of Watertown, Ella Mancini and Anthony Mancini. both of Middlebury; several nieces and nephews. and a host of friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Friday, September 3, from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, to St. John the Evangelist Church in Watertown. Entombment followed in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum.
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