Woodstock – Daniel J. Scandalito, Sr., 83, of Laurel Dr., passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his home. He was the loving husband of Joan (Woodbury) Scandalito, his high school sweetheart and wife of 62 years. Born in Gloucester, MA, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Jennie (Ciarametaro) Scandalito.
Mr. Scandalito was proud to be a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. Subsequent to his military service, he moved his family to Woodstock and became a well-known, self-employed local builder for over 55 years. He left his professional touch on every project and his personal touch on every customer. He was a member of the Putnam Elks, the American Legion, and a past member of the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association. He enjoyed every day of work but also found time to enjoy fishing, hunting, and walking in the woods. Having grown up in the fishing port of Gloucester, he had unending attachment to the beauty of the back shore coastline and the allure of the fishing industry and the fishing boat fleet.
In addition to his wife, Daniel is survived by his sons, Daniel J. Scandalito, Jr. and his wife Petra of Woodstock; and John Scandalito and his wife Jamie of Pomfret; his daughters, Laura Andert and her husband Michael of Eastford, and Linda White and her husband Kevin of Woodstock; his brother, Jack Scandalito of Gloucester, MA; his sisters, Pauline Dion of Gloucester, MA, and Grace Budrow of Gloucester, MA; and grandchildren Danielle White, Lyndon White, Daniel Scandalito, Olivia Andert, Maria Scandalito, Julia Scandalito, and Sophia Scandalito. His family will be forever grateful for the enjoyable life he gave them as well as instilling in them the importance of integrity, a strong work ethic, close ties to family and friends and to keep smiling. He is missed already and the family wishes to thank all his friends and acquaintances who have already reached out with thoughts, prayers and fond memories.
As requested by the family, services are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260. Memorial donations may be made to the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association, P.O. Box 222, South Woodstock, CT 06267.
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.