John Joseph Carriero, age 48, beloved husband to Leslie Lee Carriero and longtime resident of Milford, left this earth and departed to heaven peacefully at home on Saturday, August 23, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and friends after his 4 month, hard-fought, courageous battle with cancer. He took all that love with him to heaven.

Born on August 4, 1966 in Greenwich, CT, he was the son of Anthony and Barbara Fesett Carriero.

John was an incredibly strong man who loved his family and friends. He was a kind hearted, gentle soul who touched so many people’s hearts with his contagious loving smile. Even up to the very end, when he barely had any energy left, he was able to muster up strength to smile and kiss his wife, Leslie. He was a man of strength, courage and valor; John left this earth a fighter not a quitter!

John was admired by the wide circle of people whose lives he touched. He was an incredibly talented architect, avid Yankee fan, enjoyed being out on his boat, and possessed a third degree black belt in Martial Arts.

The Carriero family would like to extend their heart felt gratitude to Dr. Paul Berard and staff, the nurses from the Infusion Center at St. Vincent’s, the entire staff of the Oncology floor at St. Vincent’s, and to Dr. Mel Rosenblatt and his entire staff. They also would like to acknowledge their friends, neighbors, the St. Peter’s community, and all their co-workers during this incredibly difficult four months.

In addition to his loving wife Leslie, John was a proud and adoring father to his son Kyle John Carriero; brothers Steven Carriero (Suzanne) and Christopher Carriero (David); in-laws Stanley Lee (Shirley); brother-in-law Sean Lee; nephews Alex Carriero and Zachary Lee; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration Of Life will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, August 30th at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 71 River Street, Milford CT 06460 (MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH). Committal will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made in John’s honor to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation,5526 W 13400 S., #510, Salt Lake City, UT 84096 or to the Kyle Carriero Scholarship Fund, C/O Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460.

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