OAKVILLE — Charles E. “Chuck” Aquavia III, 51, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. He was the husband of Janice (D’Angelo) Aquavia.
Chuck was born in Waterbury on Oct. 19, 1961, son of Charles E. Aquavia, Jr. and Sandra (Nanni) Aquavia of Naugatuck. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Grammar School, where he played basketball. He graduated from Holy Cross High School where he was captain of the golf team, recipient of the golf scholarship, member of the All Naugatuck Valley League golf team, and member of the Holy Cross basketball team. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Providence College, where he played Division I golf for four years and was captain his senior year.
Chuck began his career with Phoenix Mutual Life in 1984, and then continued on to be partner at the Charles E. Aquavia Jr. Insurance Agency in Naugatuck. He was a member of the Naugatuck Exchange where he served as past treasurer, the Waterbury and Watertown country clubs and served on the board of directors of the Waterbury Child Guidance Center. Chuck played in the Wednesday Night Golf League at Hop Brook, coached golf at the Gunnery, and coached basketball for the Watertown travel team. He a member of the UGLIES at Jessie Camille’s.
Chuck was an avid horse racing fan. He attended the Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup with his father, and often made trips to Saratoga Race Track. He enjoyed having Friday lunches at the Old Corner Cafe with his friends. He was a former altar server and lector at St. Mary’s Church. Chuck mostly enjoyed going to the beach, playing sports with his children and attending his daughters’ many dance recitals.
Besides his parents and wife of 26 years, he leaves his children, Samantha J. Aquavia, Nicole M. Aquavia and David C. Aquavia, all of Oakville; his brother, Paul F. Aquavia of Naugatuck; his sister, Dr. Mary Lizabeth Aquavia and her husband Dr. David Roer of Middlebury; his several nieces and nephews, Joshua and Marissa Roer, Catherine Turley Basu, Lynn Marie Turley, Daniel and Jennifer D’Angelo; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his in-laws, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel D’Angelo of Waterbury.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 74 West Main St., Waterbury. Please meet directly at the church at 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Platt Road, Watertown. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck.
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