John V. Castello, 96, of Milford, Connecticut, beloved husband of the late Natalie (Pererwa) Castello, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on June 28, 2020. Born on September 11, 1923, he was the son of the late Paul and Concetta (Puzzo) Castello.
John was born in New Britain, Connecticut and grew up in the Little Italy neighborhood of Bronx, New York. He enlisted in the United States Army after graduation from DeWitt Clinton High School. He served in the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) and was part of Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Bastogne. In the Burgoyne Woods, he recalled “that I was so far out that I could have been one of the first to hear the clank, clank, clank of Patton’s tanks” as they approached Bastogne. After WWII, John graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a BSME and began his career in heating and air conditioning. John met Natalie in New York City and they raised their family in Milford. He founded Temp Air Company in 1966. John and Natalie loved traveling the world and he enjoyed sports, especially baseball and the New York Yankees.
John is survived by his loving family, son Paul (Kate) Castello, daughter Ann (Chris) Mullen, grandchildren, Michael Mullen, John Castello, Steven Mullen, Mary Castello and Matthew Mullen, sister Tina Laraia, brother-in-law Eugene Pererwa and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his stepson, Pierre Davey and brother-in-law Frank Laraia.
Family and friends may call on Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the CODY-WHITE FUNERAL HOME, 107 N. Broad St., Milford, CT 06460. Social distancing and masks will be required. Due to gathering size limitations, only 25 people will be allowed inside at a time. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org) or the Veterans of Foreign Wars (www.vfw.org).
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Vincent Castello, please visit our floral store.