Philip Donofrio

Big Phil

Friday, January 10th, 1958 - Saturday, December 1st, 2018
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SEYMOUR, CT: Philip S. Donofrio, Jr., age 60 of Seymour, beloved husband of Carol (Chin) Donofrio, entered peaceful rest on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in his home. Born in Derby on January 10, 1958, he was a son of the late Philip Salvatore and Helen Marie (Hickey) Donofrio, Sr.

Philip, (a.k.a.) “Big Phil” worked as a maintenance supervisor for the City of Bridgeport for 18 years. A true renaissance man, Big Phil had a passion and fervor for his family and life. He enjoyed gardening, growing tomatoes, smoking cigars, and was a great chef. Rhythm and music emanated from him and he was a masterful percussionist. Big Phil will be remembered for his leadership, his warrior heart, and the pride he took in everything he did.

In addition to his wife of 39 years, survivors include his loving children, Philip Donofrio and his wife Josie, Anthony S. Donofrio and his wife Rhea, Joy Donofrio and her husband Matthew, Stan Guillory and his wife Vanessa, Robert Perry and Rashawn Reed; siblings, Lynn M. McPhail, Laurie A. Stewart-Rider and her husband Ron, Nicholas Donofrio and Christopher Chinova; 15 cherished grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Dawn Donofrio.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 4-8 pm in the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 W. Church St., Seymour, CT 06483. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 7, in the River Church, 14 Salem St. Naugatuck, CT 06770 DIRECTLY at 10:30 a.m.. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
    161 West Church Street
    Seymour, CT 06483
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  • Service

    Friday, December 7th, 2018 | 10:30am
    Friday, December 7th, 2018 10:30am
    The River Church (Naugatuck)
    Address Not Available
    Dr. Michael Ferguson


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Joe Matos

Posted at 02:21pm
To Carol and my son in law phil and family.I am so sorry for your lost.and I'm sorry I couldn't attend the wake and funeral since I no longer live in Ct.I would like to say that phil always made me feel welcome as a family member and for that I am grateful,he was truly a great man and he will be miss.I just ask God to continue to bless you, your kids and grandchildren and Josie.And once again I'm sorry for your lost.God bless

Angela Sinopoli

Posted at 01:28pm
Carol and family - my sincere condolences. Prayers to all of you during this difficult time. God bless 🙏🏻❤️

Michael Kulikowski and Family

Posted at 10:00am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Sharon Curry Lynch

Posted at 11:36am
Carol and family, you are in my heart and prayers. May God continue to wrap his arms around your family and may you all find strength in your faith and comfort in your memories of Phil. Weeping may endure for a night but Joy cometh in the morning.

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Posted at 11:11am
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