Richard A. Pellegrino

May 23, 1936 - July 30, 2017

Richard A. Pellegrino, 81, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past six years, formerly of CT, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Cape Coral. He was born May 23, 1936 in New Haven, CT to Anthony and Grace Pellegrino, now deceased.

Richard owned and operated a furniture business in CT for more than 40 years. He was an avid boater and lived to be on the water, making frequent trips with his wife, Donna, to numerous ports of call along Long Island Sound as well as to Block Island. He loved his trips to Aruba with his wife, Donna. After moving to FL, his hobbies included keeping tropical fish and birds. He adored his three Boston Terriers, Topper, CeDee and Sassy Britches.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Donna Pellegrino of Cape Coral; three loving children, Jennifer Pellegrino-Spata (Victor) of CT, Debra Pellegrino of CT, and Karen Sotelo (J.D.) of CA; eight grandchildren, Gabriella Spata, Benjamin Spata, Shana Keirn (Brian), Cassie Quinn, Chloe Quinion, Richard Pellegrino, Sara Pellegrino, Lindsay Farrotte (Ryan); four great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by a son, Richard M. Pellegrino.

Memorial Services with Military Honors will be held 7:00 PM Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Mullins Memorial, 1056 NE 7th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33909 with Pastor Van Garner officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 6:00 PM until the time of service.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Richard A. Pellegrino are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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