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Gerald Jon "Jerry" Ciccarone, Sr
Birth: Jun. 24, 1926
South Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 2011
Broward County
Florida, USA

Gerald Jon Ciccarone Sr., 85, former owner of the Avalon Inn restaurant and once resident of the Stony Hill District of Bethel and for the past twenty years, resident of Tamarac Florida died Monday at the Florida Medical Center at the age of 85. After serving in the US Army as a paratrooper during the invasion of Okinawa in World War II, Mr. Ciccarone, affectionately known as "Jerry" by his many friends and customers, returned from the war, married Mollie Lovallo of Torrington, Ct. He devoted his life to his family and operating the Avalon Inn, delighting many with his culinary and entrepreneurial skills. For many years his reputation as a generous man was noted by the Franciscan Nuns of Sacred Heart and the Sisters of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bethel where he would deliver boxes of prime steaks and other culinary creations for the sisters to enjoy during many holidays. Jerry successfully operated the Avalon Inn until 1977 when he expanded the facility and renamed the restaurant "The Avalon Whaler." The original "Avalon Inn" and subsequent "Avalon Whaler Seafood Restaurant" enjoyed the reputation of providing one of the finest dining experiences in the greater Danbury/Bethel area for many years under his tenure. The restaurant was a "family affair" where his wife, Mollie and four children contributed to the culinary arts while learning considerable restaurant acumen and work ethics under his tutelage. Jerry was born on June 24, 1926 in South Norwalk, Ct., son of the late Concetta and Alfred Ciccarone. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bethel, Ct. and St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Tamarac, Fla. He is survived by Mollie, his wife of 64 years and his children, Gloria Ciccarone-Nehls and her husband, Marlon Nehls of San Leandro, California; Thomas Ciccarone, his wife, Maryanne of Danbury, Connecticut and their children, Tara, Adam, Erica and Michael; and Gerald Ciccarone Jr. of Brookfield, New Hampshire and his son, Gerald Ciccarone III. He is survived by his sister Gloria Bacciochi of Ridgefield, Connecticut, and pre deceased by his son Robert and brothers John and Alfred. A wake will be held at Green's Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury from 5PM to 8PM Thursday Dec. 29th. The funeral will be held at St Mary's Church, Rt. 302, Bethel, Ct. at 10AM, Friday, Dec 30th, Interment will follow at St Mary Cemetery.

Published in News Times from December 23 to December 26, 2011 
Family links: 
  Carmela Lovallo Ciccarone (1926 - 2013)
  Robert Ciccarone (1954 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
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Record added: Dec 23, 2011
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