PROSPECT — Charles V. Davino, 96, of Prospect, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. He was the devoted husband of the late Michelina (Casciello) Davino.
Born in Waterbury on July 16, 1926, Charles was the son of the late Charles A. and Annina (Tedesco) Davino. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War ll.
He served in Okinawa, Hawaii, and Korea. After the war, Charlie met and fell in love with Michelina. They married and raised their three sons in Prospect.
Charlie enjoyed simple pleasures in life.
After retiring from Scovill, he became interested in photography; landscapes and nature were his favorite subjects. He also enjoyed playing the harmonica. Most of all Charlie loved being with his family.
Left to cherish his love and memory are Charlie’s three sons, David and his wife Christina of Prospect, Steven and his wife Leslie of Wethersfield, and Craig of Waterbury. Charlie also leaves his grandsons, Michael of Delaware and Christopher of Kent; and his sister Gloria Cohenour of Florida.
Preceding Charlie in death, besides his wife Michelina, was his brother William Davino.
Visitation was to be on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, from 11 a.m. to noon at Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Road, Prospect. Funeral services were to begin at noon at the funeral home. Burial with military honors was to immediately follow at Prospect Cemetery, Union City Road, Prospect.
You are invited to share a favorite memory, photo or words of comfort for the Davino family at prospectmemorial.com.
As Charlie’s neighbor for the last 15 or so years, I have to say it was a privilege to know him and be his friend. When he first drove up to his home here and got out of that Pontiac Sunbird, I didn’t know what to make of his suavely dressed appearance. I still swear he was wearing a Red Baron-like scarf! Upbeat, energetic and enthusiastic, he often put me to shame because he always wanted to be active and go somewhere. If I declined to join him, he was in his car and out the driveway in a flash! We did go on many an adventure together, to Castle Craig in Meriden, down to West Haven for sunsets and moon rises at the beach, and various restaurants around here. Margherita pizza was a favorite we both enjoyed and the half-shell as well as the fried clams at Sam the Clam’s in Southington. He appreciated classical music and I introduced him to YouTube concerts which could entertain us for hours. A favorite piece of his was Dvorak’s New World Symphony, which he said always reminded him of the greatness of this country and the vast West which he had traveled through on the way to military service in WW II. And together we often watched movies from his huge collection. Charlie loved his gadgets and always had his camera with him on our outings. He had many a story to tell about the old days in Waterbury and his work history, largely at Scovill. Even when the stories got repetitious, the tales, some tall, were always interesting. I met his three sons on many a visit and they looked after him faithfully until his passing. There will never be another person like Charlie. I will visit him soon at the cemetery and lay a yellow rose on his grave. I truly look forward to meeting him again in the next life. — Bob