GREENWICH, Conn. - Joseph Carmine Panza Sr. of Greenwich died Feb. 24. He was 90.
Panza was born Sept. 10, 1923, in Greenwich, to Michael and Rose (Santoro) Panza. He attended Greenwich schools and was a decorated World War II veteran, having fought in North Africa, Sicily, Anzio, Rome and the Battle of the Bulge. He served in the 5th Armored Division under Gen. George Patton.
He was a truck driver in Teamsters Local 191 and a shop steward. Panza worked for Riccardi Bros. in Greenwich for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Knight.
Panza is survived by his children, Rosanne (Ralph E) Longo, Michael J. (Sandra), Joseph Jr. (Sandra); eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Susan Fisher. He was predeceased by his wife, Vincenza; grandson Ralph E. Longo Jr.; brother, Anthony; and sisters, Mary Bria, Lillian Hames and Carmela Slink.
Calling hours are Friday, Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich. A service will be held at the funeral home at noon. Interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.
For more information, please visit: http://www.castiglionefh.com