2014-01-30 / Obituaries

Paul A. Camarda, Sr.

Paul A. Camarda Sr. died peacefully at Putnam Hospital in Carmel on Sunday, January 26, 2014, surrounded by family. He was a handsome 92 years old.

A resident of Heritage Hills in Somers, and surrounded by wonderful neighbors, Paul could often be found sitting on his deck taking the sun, overlooking the golf course.

Paul is predeceased by the “love of his life” of 57 years, Mary Camarda, whom he married on February 4, 1951. Paul and Mary loved to dance -- many would say that they “glided” on the dance floor and were a joy to watch!

Paul is also predeceased by his brothers Teddy and Tony as well as adoring sisters Nancy, Mary and Lina.

He is also survived by three children: Paul A. Camarda Jr. and daughter-in-law Marilyn Camarda of Ridgefield; Emilia Procops and son-in-law Tony Procops of Bedford; and Angela Camarda of Westport. He will be missed by his four grand-children; Paul & Scott Procops and Paul & Jessica Camarda, whom he loved very much.

Paul was the youngest of 6 children, born to Emilia & Nunzio Camarda in Brooklyn. He was the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Pace University while working multiple jobs to support his family during the Great Depression.

He served as a Communication Specialist in the War and would often talk about Morse Code. After his discharge from the U.S. Army, Paul became an Accountant and then ascended up the corporate ladder to become a Business Executive and President of a large corporation, Avalon Industries.

He was loved by many and will be laid to rest at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich Ct., alongside his wife, Mary where they will be together again.

Friends may call upon Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home - 31 Arch St., Greenwich, CT on Thursday January 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. A funeral mass will take place Friday January 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Parish – 178 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Entombment will follow at Putnam Cemetery. To leave an online condolence please visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com

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