portrait picture for Candace “Candi” Eaccarino

Visitation: Friends may call on Tuesday for 4:00 to 7:00PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon in Saint Thomas The Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Contributions: Donations in Candi’s memory may be made to Our Vision, a non-profit organization that embraces the lives of people with special needs. Checks may be sent to Our Vision, c/o Julie McNamee, 164 Surrey Lane, Fairfield, CT 06824. Donations may also be made to CLASP Homes, the community in which Candi lived at: CLASP Homes, 246 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880.

Candace “Candi” Eaccarino


May 9, 1969 - March 15, 2019

Candace “Candi” Eaccarino, 49, of Fairfield, passed away March 15, 2019. Candi was born in Washington DC on May 9, 1969 to Ginger Katz and Lou Eaccarino. Candi Lived with her step-father Larry Katz and Ginger Katz in Norwalk, attending local schools and graduating from Norwalk High. She has lived in Fairfield for the past 28 years.

Candi worked at Loehmann’s for 25 years before they closed. She previously worked at Blockbuster Video, Norwalk City Hall and Carlson Convalescent.  She volunteered at the Courage to Speak Foundation, Fairfield Library and Norwalk Hospital.

Candi was an exceptional athlete participating in track, weight lifting, tennis, swimming and gymnastics where she was State Champion and she won silver medals at the Special Olympics World games in the vault and balance beam.

Candi is survived by her mother Ginger Katz and her husband Larry Katz and her father Lou Eaccarino as well as her aunt Joan Colettta and uncles Raymond Rencher, John Eaccarino, Vincent Eaccarino and Tom Eaccarino. She is also survived by step-sister Brittany Ganson and many cousins. Candi was predeceased by her younger brother Ian Eaccarino.

Friends may call on Tuesday for 4:00 to 7:00PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 12:00 Noon in Saint Thomas The Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Donations in Candi’s memory may be made to Our Vision, a non-profit organization that embraces the lives of people with special needs. Checks may be sent to Our Vision, c/o Julie McNamee, 164 Surrey Lane, Fairfield, CT 06824. Donations may also be made to CLASP Homes, the community in which Candi lived at: CLASP Homes, 246 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880.

  1. Although I never met her, I used to work for the Pine Drive home in Westport, which is part of Clasps. The woman were outstanding and so loving. I can share in the pain of your loss. God Bless!

    March 16, 2019
    Liz McDermot -
  • Dear Ginger & Larry,

    We are heartbreaking over your loss. We enjoyed meeting Candi and getting to know her last year. She was such a loving and compassionate woman. Please know that Candi is in our hearts and prayers. If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Our deepest sympathies,

    Robert & Lisa

    March 16, 2019
    Lisa Corry Pinto & Robert Pinto -
  • Candi’s Daddy always spoke about her as being “The Happiest Person” he knew. A wonderful young lady that will be missed by all. Let me extend my deepest sympathy to Lou and your entire family.

    Much love,
    Jay K. Freedman

    March 17, 2019
    JK Freedman -
  • Dear Ginger & Larry.
    I am so sorry to hear about Candi. She was a remarkable young lady ! Please take comfort in the fact that she is safe in the arms of Jesus and reunited with Ian. I am praying for comfort and strength at this most difficult time.
    Louise Simpson

    March 18, 2019
    Louise Simpson -
  • Dear Ginger & Larry
    Her photo is beautiful. Cecelia and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Unfortunately Cecelia and I have the flu.
    Loving regards
    Dave, Cecelia and the Gway family

    March 19, 2019
    Dave Cudiner -
  • Dear Ginger and Larry,
    As was mentioned in my text, I never had the pleasure of meeting Candace, however after meeting ya’ll I already know she was a kind, dedicated, respectful person, in addition to many more traits and the acts of caring that she did that made her the unique person that she was. Those things will never die.
    Blessings, Dan Fox

    March 19, 2019
    Dan Fox -
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