Saturday, September 19, 2020


Pasquale Peter Savo

East Haven


Pasquale Peter Savo, of East Haven, passed away June 29 of non-covid-related illness in Yale-New Haven Hospital-St. Raphael Campus, with his loving wife and family by his side. He was the husband of 68 glorious years to Madeline Mansi Savo. He was born on April 3, 1929, in New Haven, son of the late Peter and Philomena Gambardella Savo.

Pasquale graduated from Hillhouse High School and attended Quinnipiac College for physical therapy before being drafted and proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as an offset color stripper for William J. Mac and worked for City Printing and Pace Advertising for a brief period. He then worked as a production supervisor at Sikorsky Aircraft for many years, where he loved and was loved by all members of his department. He enjoyed traveling with his wife to Canada, Florida, and Cape Cod. Pasquale was a talented artist, loved playing Santa Claus for his children when they were young, and enjoyed planting, gardening, and reading. Pasquale was a member of Master Printers of America and the Knights of Columbus, Council 3300.

He is survived by his devoted and loving children, daughter Phyllis (Arthur Martorella) Savo, and two sons Peter and Andrew Savo; sister Caroline Berardesca; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephew; and the family dogs Cody, Blue, and Charlie. He was predeceased by sisters Bridget DeFonzo, Antoinette Quattrini, Irene DeLucia, and Mary Chomiak; brother William Savo; and daughter-in-law Linda Savo.

Family and friends were invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial July 2 at St. Michael Church. Burial followed at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Funeral services were under the care of Iovanne Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Share a memory and sign the guest book for Pasquale online at

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