Daniel Anthony Cristofaro

Daniel Anthony Cristofaro

March 12, 1922 - February 07, 2010

Daniel Anthony Cristofaro

March 12, 1922 - February 07, 2010


Daniel A. Cristofaro
March 12, 1922 February 7, 2010

Early in the morning on Sunday, February 7, 2010, Daniel Anthony Cristofaro went to be with the Lord after nearly 88 years. Born of Joseph and Grace Cristofaro on March 12, 1922 in Cranston, Rhode Island, Danny as he was called then and later Dan was the oldest of 4 sons Pasco, Joseph and Ralph and younger than his sister by 18 months Mary. Raised during the Great Depression, Danny left school early to help support his family, and following high school, left to enlist in the Navy at the outset of World War II. Attaining the rank of Boatsman First Class on the USS Brooklyn, he was honorably discharged early after contracting Rheumatic Fever.

Dan moved out to California the first time in 1947, then returned home and again returned to California to stay in 1953. He became a plumber in the construction industry during this time, and was a plumber for 30 years prior to retirement in 1983. While attending a bowling team party, my father met his wife of 48 years, Carmella Sanza, at her cousin’s residence in 1961. Following a whirlwind romance, they were married 6 months later in Cincinnati, Ohio. They returned to California and had two children, David in 1964 and Cheryl in 1965. He also has 3 grandchildren: Michelle, 28, Briana, 14 and Danny, 11.

Dan was an avid golfer and singer, and enjoyed gardening and sports. He is missed very much by his family and friends.

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7 responses to Daniel Anthony Cristofaro

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I know losing someone so close can take a toll, even though you know the person’s eternity is assured.

    May God continue to bless everyone in your family.

  2. jim Wade says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s tough to take the physical death of a parent even though their eternal life is assured. I’ll be praying for God’s comfort for you and your family.

  3. Even though we never had the priveledge of meeting Mr. Cristofaro we knew much about him because his daughter Cheryl would share many stories about him with us. He will be missed, she loved him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cristofaro family and their friends.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dan was a sweet man and he will be missed.

  5. We surround you, Cheryl and your family in love and prayer.
    Love Jeff and Lynda.

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