Vincent Dell'Aquila, 77 New Haven

Vincent Dell'Aquilla, 77, of 33 Wolcott Street, New Haven, died at his home, surrounded by his family, on March 16. He was the husband of 46 years to Yolanda Esposito Dell'Aquilla. He was born in New Haven on Sept. 15, 1932, son of the late Stephen and Jennie D'Errico Dell'Aquila. He had been a police officer for the City of New Haven from 1962 to 1969, until disability forced his retirement. After leaving the force, he worked as a custodian for St. Aedan School from 1970 to 1979. Finally, he worked for the Connecticut Transit Bus Company for 18 years until retiring in 1997.

Vincent proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Police Union, Local 530, and also loved to do woodworking and tinker with his '53 Dodge truck.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a son and his wife, Vincent and Roxann Dell'Aquila of Northford; three daughters, Joann Lendroth and her husband Philip of New Haven, Donna Dell'Aquila Deasi, also of New Haven, and Darlene Luciani and her husband James of Hamden; a sister, Elizabeth Laudano of East Haven; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph, Nicholas, Stephen, and Anthony Dell'Aquila; and two sisters, Mary Celotto and Jennie Mauriello.

A funeral procession was held from the East Haven Memorial Funeral Home on March 19, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Michael's Church. Burial with full military honors took place at All Saints Cemetery.

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