DANBURY, Conn. — Enrico Ferrante Sr. of Danbury, a retired city police officer, died Aug. 10 at Danbury Hospital. He was 80.
Ferrante was born Sept. 2,1936, in Ripi, Italy, son of Orlando and Maria (Cortina) Ferrante.
He left Italy to go to Venezuela, where he became a horse trainer. He later moved to the United States, where he worked as the meat manager at Pantry Pride and later served as a police officer for the Danbury Police Department.
He enjoyed soccer, playing bocce, horse races, poker and Bugs Bunny. Ferrante was a member of the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge in Danbury.
He is survived by his wife Louisa of Danbury; his daughter Sabrina Ferrante of Danbury; his son Enrico Ferrante Jr. and his wife Martha of New Milford; three grandchildren; Valerie, Aiden and Alec; a brother Victor Ferrante; and a sister Angela DeLucia.
Calling hours are at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Church in Danbury. Interment will follow at St. Peter Cemetery.
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