Arthur Anthony Patrignelli, 80, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
Art was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on April 22, 1935, to the late Emilio and Egilia Patrignelli. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Patrignelli.
Art is survived by his loving wife, Patricia McGroarty Patrignelli; his children, Marie and Patrick Defelice, Carolyn and Joe Tereskiewicz and Tony and Patty Patrignelli; and stepchildren, Kristina and Nick Worden, Maureen and Bob Kokorda, Regina and Steve Stenberg, Nancy and Adam Sarner and William Donovan. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. He worked in Greenwich, Conn., for Leech & Hogan as a superintendent, retiring in 2000. Art was a member of the Carpenters Union. He was a master craftsman, always creating and constructing for others to enjoy his handiwork. He took pride in giving his work away. One of his greatest works of art was building new doors for the entryway into the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary. He was an avid golfer and loved to spend time hunting, fishing and cooking family dinners.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory, Market Street. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, at Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary.
A memorial Mass is being planned for April in Connecticut.
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