In Memory of

Peter

Cafaro

Obituary for Peter Cafaro

Peter Cafaro fondly known as "Pete" passed away on January 21, 2024 in New Rochelle, NY surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in the Bronx, New York on July 1, 1938. Pete went to Dewitt Clinton High School, on Mosholu Parkway at the time when it was an all-male school. Pete was drafted and proudly served in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany from November 1961 - October 1963.

Upon his return from the Army, he joined a local Bowling league where he met his wife, Connie. He told her to “throw a gutter ball”, she did, but he threw a “strike” meaning he would spend the next nearly 60 years with her.

He later became a firefighter for the NYC Fire Department from November 1968 - January 1989 at Engine 83/Ladder 29 in the South Bronx. He cherished being a fireman, and his camaraderie with fellow firemen.

He loved sports especially baseball and football and was a die-hard Yankees fan. His love for sports led him to take up the game of golf. He shared his passion for golf with his two sons, Craig and Andrew. He enjoyed the many rounds the three of them played together over the years including one round where each shot a 79. In addition, he managed both sons’ little league teams, and was an All-Star manager. His love of sports continued into his later years where he played fantasy football with his sons and grandsons and won the fantasy league at age 84.

His hobbies included model trains and music record collection including Elvis Presley.

Those who knew him would tell you that he always prioritized his family and religion. These were the utmost importance to him. He always looked forward to spending quality time and sharing holiday traditions with them.

Pete was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Mary Cafaro, and his sister Theresa Antonio.

Pete is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Concetta (Connie) Cafaro; his son Andrew Cafaro; his son Craig Cafaro and his wife Gina Rae, and their sons Michael and Daniel, whom he loved with all his heart.

Pete was a Beloved, Husband, Father, and Grandfather, forever in our hearts.

He is laid to rest at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in Bronx, NY.