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Albert Pizzirusso

Albert Pizzirusso

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Obituary

Albert Pizzirusso, a longtime Westport resident and local business owner, passed away Sunday. He was 47.

Pizzirusso owned the A&S Fine Foods locations in Stamford, and Westport - which he ran with his wife of two decades, Patricia.

Originally from Yonkers, Pizzirusso graduated from The Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park. From there, he went on to chef at some of the country’s most legendary restaurants including the Rainbow Room - under Tony May, the Ritz Carlton Hotel, and other fine dining locations.

It was at the Rainbow Room that he impressed the ‘Queen of Cuisine’, Julia Child, with his dedication - being the only one in the kitchen who didn’t stop working when she entered. She said the kind of commitment and focus he displayed proved he had what takes to go into business for himself. She was right.

Pizzirusso combined his love of Italian culture, great food, and old school “let me make you an espresso” traditional service in his businesses - bringing to the communities he served a quality of service and offerings seemingly from a bygone era.

Being a part of - and adding value to his community was evidenced in his unfailingly generosity to local charities and organizations.

He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, parents Agnes and Angelo, brothers Mario (his twin), and Michael, sister-in-law Laura, and nephews Matthew and Eric. As well as his beloved Yorkie, Eddie.

His legacy will be carried on through his businesses, and by those who love and remember his boundless enthusiasm and joy.

Due to current restrictions, services will be limited to family and close friends.

A lover of celebrating just about anything, a ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held in his honor this Summer.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Westport Humane Society, 455 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880.

Flynn Memorial Home, Inc.
1652 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10710
914-963-5178
flynnmemorialhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am
    Location
    Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park Ave.
    Address
    1652 Central Park Avenue
    YONKERS, NY 10710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to current restrictions, services will be limited to family and close friends. There is a limit of 35 people in the funeral home at one time.

    Once capacity is reached within the funeral home it will be necessary for guests to wait outside in the parking lot until people leave and it is safe to enter.

    Masks are required in the building at all times and all guests are reminded to practice social distancing at all times.

    A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held in his honor this Summer.

    The Pizzirusso family thanks you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 |
    When
    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
    Location
    Ferncliff Cemetery
    Address
    280 Secor Road
    HARTSDALE, NY 10530
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A Committal Service will rake place at the Roeswood Mausoleum in Ferncliff Cemetery.

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Love, The Iannelli Family

Posted at 09:04pm
"Albert Pizzirusso" will remain in our hearts forever. You will never be forgotten.
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Abdel maghnouj (Abe)

Posted at 10:04am
Thank you Albert for all your kindness,love and care! I worked for you and you treated me with unforgettable respect! God bless your Soul! Abdel
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