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Birth: 25 Aug 1946 Bridgeport, Conn.
Death: 8 Dec 2015 Trumbull, Conn.
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Stratford, Conn.
Donald N. Annicelle, 69, of Trumbull, our beloved father, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday,
December 8, 2015 in the presence of his family. He was born on August 25, 1946 in Bridgeport, CT to the
late Anthony Michael Annicelle Sr. and Teresa (Tedesco) Annicelle. After graduating from Bassick High
School in 1964, Donald was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War and served for 4
years before his honorable discharge in 1968. Donald earned an Associate's Degree in Science from the
University of Bridgeport, and worked for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier for 35 years. But
Donald's true love was performing and his stage presence and singing talent were apparent from the age of
6. Donnie was the lead vocalist in the bands Beginnings and Horizon, where he performed at weddings and
functions all over CT from the late 70's to early 90's. He continued his music career singing at piano bars
with Peter DeMarco before reuniting with high school friends as one of the lead vocalists for the group
Yesteryear, who won multiple awards for being the best Doo Wop group in CT. He is survived by his loving
children, his two grandchildren, whom he adored and who adored him. He is also survived by his brother ,
his sister, his twin sister his goddaughter, his nephew and his longtime girlfriend.
Relatives and friends may greet the family on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. at the Abriola
Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Funeral services will take place on Saturday,
December 12, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. directly in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull for a Mass of
Christian Burial. Interment will follow at Saint Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Memorial donations may be
made in his honor to the Smilow Cancer Center, P. O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508-9979. To leave an
online condolence, please visit www.abriola.com.
Published in Connecticut Post from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2015
Conn Div Idx on ancestry, two children
Donald N. Annicelle, 69, of Trumbull, mail carrier for U.S. Postal Service, singer, died Dec. 8, at home.
Born Aug. 25, 1946, in Bridgeport, to the late Anthony Michael Annicelle Sr. and Teresa (Tedesco) Annicelle;
U.S. Army, Vietnam War.
Survived by his daughter, Lia Straub and her husband, Brian of East Haddam, son, Donald J. Annicelle and
his wife, Vilma of Avon, two grandchildren, a brother, Anthony Annicelle Jr. of Shelton, sister, Carol Daly and
her husband, Richie of Westbrook, twin sister, Linda Picheco and her husband, Mike of Monroe, a
goddaughter, nephew, and his longtime girlfriend, Mary Claire O'Brien of Bridgeport.
Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, Trumbull. Memorial contributions: the Smilow Cancer Center, P.O. Box
1849, New Haven, CT 06508-9979. Burial: Saint Michael's Cemetery, Stratford.
óby the staff
Shelton Herald (CT) - Thursday, December 17, 2015
ANNICELLE Anthony Michael (25 Oct 1912 - 31 May 2002)
TEDESCO Teresa Adiline (6 May 1915 - 22 Feb 1996)
ANNICELLE Anthony Michael ()
ANNICELLE Carol M. ()
ANNICELLE Linda R. ()
ANNICELLE Donald (25 Aug 1946 - 8 Dec 2015)
Marriage To ----- Linda ()
m. 1971 dv. 1984
Children by ----- Linda
ANNICELLE Donald J. ()
ANNICELLE Lia ()
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