Col. John G. Chiarella Sr. Loving husband, father, grandfather and patriot

Feb 25, 2015 640

Col. John G. Chiarella Sr., 83, formerly of Wildemere Avenue, Waterbury, passed away peacefully at The Village at East Farms on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann (Donofrio) Chiarella.

Col. John was born in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on June 24, 1931, son of the late Anthony and Ann (Pettinato) Chiarella. He graduated from Wilby High School and six months later enlisted in the U.S. Army. He applied for and was accepted at Field Artillery Officer Candidate School from which he graduated.

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