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John DiGirolamo, 91, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Feb. 10 at Yale-New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael campus. He was the beloved husband of 69 years to Shirley DeCarlo DiGirolamo. John was born in New Haven on July 12, 1928, the son of the late Giuseppe and Alfonsina Canzanella DiGirolamo.
A hairdresser all his life, John started out working for his father at Jo-Ed Beauty Salon, New Haven; he was later the owner/operator/partner of Studio of Hair Design of Hamden and Hair Concepts of Madison. John was also a real estate partner for B&J Real Estate of Madison. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, loved handicapping and going to the horse races, enjoyed traveling throughout the US and abroad, and taking frequent trips to the casino. John was a “people person” with a great personality and enjoyed talking to everyone.
He was the father of Mark DiGirolamo (Karen) and Randal DiGirolamo (Kim); the grandfather of Kristina Paul (Dan) and Barry John DiGirolamo (fiancé Casey Cross); and the great-grandfather of Elizabeth Rose Paul and Nolan Thomas Paul. He was the brother of Carl DiGirolamo (Beatrice), Lorraine Caldwell, and the late Eleanora Volpe and Dino DiGirolamo. He was also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
The visiting hours will be Feb. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. in The Havens Family, North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave. His funeral procession will leave the funeral home on Feb. 14 at 10:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Church of the Resurrection, Wallingford, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. For an online obituary, visit www.northhavenfuneral.com.
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