Danbury Racearena Standout Carmine Benincaso Passes At 74

Carmine Charles Benincaso Jr., age 74, died on June 1st, 2010 at Norwalk Hospital with his family by his side. A lifetime resident of Norwalk, he was born on February 14, 1936 to the late Carmine Benincaso Sr. and Mary Cocchia Benincaso.

He went on to serve in both the Army and the Active Reserve from 1961-1962 and worked at Gardella Transportation and the Italian Center of Stamford.

He also was an active member of Southern New York Racing Assoc. team located in Danbury and raced with the New England Antique Racers.

He leaves behind his wife of fifty years, Alyse Chariott Benincaso, his two sons Alan Benincaso and his fiancé Susan Duquette of Westport and Brian Benincaso of Norwalk, his brothers Frank Benincaso of Bethel, Robert Benincaso of Florida, his granddaughters he truly loved, Megan Lee and Casey Ann Benincaso and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister Susan Pollard.

Services will be held at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Friday, June 4thth at 12 noon. Burial with military honors will follow at St. John’s in Norwalk. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday the 3rd from 5pm-8pm. Contributions will go to the American Heart Assoc. at 5 Brookside Dr. Wallingford, CT 06492-1800 and the American Kidney Fund at 6110 Executive BLVD., Suite 1010 Rockville, MD 20852.

Sources: The Norwalk Hour, June 2, 2010


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