Pat’s IGA Owner Dies


Pasquale “Pat” DiSapio, the owner of Pat’s IGA passed away at his home yesterday, according to an obituary in the Waterbury Republican- American. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm at The Albini Funeal Home, 430 Chase Parkway. The funeral will be Thursday morning at 11 am at St. Pius X Church followed by burial at Calvary Cemetary.

Pat was the founder and owner of Pat’s IGA for many years. He worked at the store until just a few years ago, taking pride in the fresh vegetables in the store. His wife, Rose, managed the bakery at the other end of the store. Pat’s IGA was a leading IGA store and one of the largest such stores in the Waterbury area. It still is the main store in Wolcott, apart from Walsh’s IGA on the other end of town attracting shoppers from Waterbury, Cheshire, and Marion. Yet, even people from Waterbury and Terryville drove to DiSapio’s store in the center of Wolcott for its low meat prices.

Pat will long be remembered for this contribution in the center of Wolcott.

Source:
Waterbury Republican- American; July 14, 2009; page 5B

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One Comment to “Pat’s IGA Owner Dies”

  1. Pat’s IGA was my first job, where I worked as a stock clerk. Bob DiSapio managed the store then, but Pat was often there, again taking in orders and being meticulous with the produce section, flowers, and other areas of the store. He took pride in making sure the store was clean and welcoming to customers.

    He taught me the details and work that went into keeping the store as clean as possible, even on a wet and dirty snow day. It was alot of work at the time, but I’m grateful my firt job was so close to home and the business run by a very loving and understanding family.

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