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John C. Pecunia, Former Norwalk Resident, 81

NORWALK, Conn. -- John C. Pecunia Sr., a former Norwalk resident, died on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Pecunia was born in Rosario, Argentina, on April 26, 1933, the son of the late Sebastian and Eulogia Castro Pecunia, and had lived locally since 1960.

He was a member of the Carpenters Local 210 for 40 years where he was a specialty millwright and taught classes. Using his skills as a millwright, he was also a superintendent for nuclear power services, working on nuclear power plants along the East Coast, in California, Brazil and at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn.

He owned the Caroso Landscaping Co. He was very involved with St. Joseph Church and the St. Ann Club in Norwalk, and was part of a dance troupe with his wife, Elba, and they danced Argentine folk dances. Before moving to the U.S., John served in the Argentinian army.

John is survived by his wife, Elba Diaz Pecunia; his children; Gustavo Pecunia of Virginia, Glenda Pecunia Wagner of Norwalk and John C. Pecunia Jr. of Wisconsin; his brother, Frank Pecunia of Florida; grandchildren Sebastian, Eddie, Krystal, Andrew and Nicholas; his great-grandson, Daniel; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 85 S. Main St., Norwalk, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. There are no visiting hours.

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