George J. Cornachini, Sr., of Branford, died Monday September 4, 2017 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He is the husband of Florence Ghiroli Cornachini. George was born in Derby December 27, 1925, son of the late Sabatino and Guiseppina Giacomoni Cornachini. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as a dispatcher for Cooley Chevrolet for 30 years, and after that he worked as custodian for the Branford Public Schools from 1980 until retiring in 2004. George was a member of the Italian-American Club of Branford, American Legion Post 83 in Branford, the Guilford Gun Club, the Marchegian Club of New Haven and the AM Club in Derby. George had a love for cooking, gardening, painting and feeding the birds. He enjoyed all of his buddies at the IA Club playing cards. He volunteered countless hours cooking at the IA Club, the Guilford Gun Club and the Branford Fest. Besides his wife he is survived by his children, Marsha Lynn Cornachini (Dominick Prodoti) of Westbrook, Elise (Peter) Kelley and George J. (Carol) Cornachini, Jr., both of Branford; five grandchildren, Erin (Marty) Emerson, Ashley Kelley, Katelyn (Raymond) Beaulac, Alexa and Blake Cornachini; his sister Navia (Frank) Osak of Huntington and his sister-in-law Gloria Cornachini. George was predeceased by his sister, Lillian Buismato, his brothers, Dante and Americo Cornachini, and his nephews Joseph Buismato, Francis Osak, and David Cornachini. George also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, Saturday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese Church, Branford, at 10:00. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511.