Robert P. DiNardo, Sr.
August 13, 1925 - September 30, 2011
Auto Dealer, Developer
Robert P DiNardo, Sr., 86, of Venice, FL, formerly of Norwalk, CT, died Friday, September 30, 2011 at Tidewell Hospice in Venice, FL after a short illness.
Mr. DiNardo was born in Bridgeport, CT on August 13th, 1925. He was the son of the late Salvatore and Nancy DiNardo. Robert graduated from Central High School in Bridgeport, CT. He enlisted into the US Navy in 1943 and saw active duty in the Southwest Pacific and was discharged in January 1946. Robert owned and operated Norwalk Motors and DiNardo Brothers Used Cars along with his brothers for many years. He was a commercial real estate developer in Fairfield County until his retirement in 2002. Mr. DiNardo was a member of the St. Ann’s Club, Sons of Italy, Exchange Club, Elks Club, past president of the Norwalk Lions Club, and served on the Board of Directors for the Norwalk YMCA from 1975-1982.
He is survived by his son Robert P DiNardo Jr., his wife Denise, and his grandchildren Kristen DiNardo and Robert P DiNardo III of Norwalk, CT. He is also survived by his brother Frances DiNardo and his sisters Dorothy Aldor of Sarasota, FL and Betty Pursell of Fairfield, CT, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Florence Peluso DiNardo and his second wife Emily Molles. He was predeceased by his brothers Peter, Pat, Ralph, and Salvatore, and his sisters Cecelia, Madeline, Carrie, and MaryAnne.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 6th, at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave, Norwalk, CT. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich, CT.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 5th, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave, Norwalk, CT.
The family requests that memorial donations in Robert’s memory be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL, 34238 or to the Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy, Suite 100 Rocky Hill, CT, 06067.