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“Dan was a wonderful friend and neighbor and he is and will be deeply missed. His humor and easy going manner made his presence around the apartment...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jon Osbeck - Middletown, CT

“Dano was a true gentleman; always welcoming, kind, understanding, thoughtful, and considerate. He was also truly funny, with an infectious laugh and...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Stephen Grygiel - Baltimore, MD

“My deepest condolences to Dan's family and friends. I worked with Dano at the Hartford county 4-H camp for several years. He was the highlight of...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Lyon-Visny - Coventry, CT

“My heartfelt condolences to friends and family. I was blessed to work with Dan for many years at Hartford County 4-H Camp. He was a joy to work with...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Chris Sirois - New York, NY

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I worked with him for 4 summers at Hartford County 4-H Camp. He was full of life and full of smiles, and...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa McGuire - CT

“My deepest condolences to Dan's friends and family. I had the pleasure of working with and befriending Dan at 4-H camp. He was truly a great man....Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Erin Dutton - CT

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

Daniel M “Dano” Pettinato, 55, of Middletown, died peacefully and unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 14, 1961 in Hartford, CT, son of the late Thomas R. and Anna May (Dundon) Pettinato. Dano grew up in E. Hartford and was a graduate of George J. Penney High School. A resident of Middletown for over 17 years, he worked as a Chef, a career he truly enjoyed. Dano was currently working at Psi Upsilon, Beta Beta Chapter at Trinity College, where he had been for over 23 years and served brothers across generations. He also worked as the food service director at Camp Laurel for the Girl Scouts of America and was head chef at the 4-H camp in Marlborough for over 10 years. Dano enjoyed the outdoors, fly fishing, cigars, and playing softball on several different leagues. He also enjoyed Game of Thrones, WWII documentaries and was an avid sports fan always rooting for the Orioles, Steelers and Huskies. He was a kind, caring and compassionate man with a big heart. He leaves his sister Denise Brewer of Glastonbury; his nephews, Tyler Brewer of Somerville, MA, and Cory Brewer of Glastonbury; his best friend, Tim Burke, and his family of E. Hartford; and all the Psi U brothers past and present. His family will receive friends on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 4-7 pm at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd., South Windsor. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home on Saturday evening at 7pm. Burial will be private at the request of his family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Hartford Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute, c/o Fund Development 80 Seymour St., P.O. Box 5037 Hartford, CT 06102. Please visit us at for online condolences.