Life Story for Ezio "Pete" Casagrande
Ezio “Pete” Casagrande, age 96, of Brewster, NY died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Pete was born in Mahopac, NY on July 4, 1921 to the late Eugenio and Laurina (Paniconi) Casagrande. He graduated from Mahopac High School in 1939 and Rider University in 1942, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, where he was a member and treasurer of the Kappa Phi Fraternity. He then joined the Army Air Force and served in England during World War II.
On June 14, 1947 he married Jane Laurens at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and has been a resident of Brewster for 70 years.
Pete was an accountant at Camarco Contracting and then Schipp Construction Company in Mahopac, NY, until 1994, when he retired at age 72. He was a member of the Brewster VFW and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and spent many days tending to his home and gardens by his wife’s side. His nights were spent watching his favorite baseball team, the NY Yankees. He was a kind, caring man that was generous and supportive of those he loved. He will be greatly missed.
Pete is survived by his wife Jane L., his children; Paul E. Casagrande of Brewster, NY and Margaret Casagrande (Russell Nelson) of Fort Lee, NJ; his grandchildren; Paul O (Laurie) of Kent Lakes, NY and Peter O (Lisa) of Pawling, NY, his great grandchildren; Carr and Caitlyn of Kent Lakes, NY; his nephews and cousins of Mahopac, NY. He is predeceased by his sister Nina Simone.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pete’s memory may be made to the Brewster VFW, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church or Rider University.