Achilles N. “Uncle Gill-Kelly” Arnone, 86, of Orange, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Milford Hospital with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Ann Mongillo Arnone. Born in Ansonia on August 24, 1927; son of the late Anthony and Julia Secondo Arnone; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during World War II; had worked as a building contractor and later as a union carpenter for many years for area companies. He was the owner of Tri-City Coins & Clocks. Mr. Arnone was a member of the American Legion Orange, CT Post # 127; enjoyed hunting and was an avid poker player at Foxwoods Casino. Father of Barbara (Richard) Scarpa, Michael K. (Tracey) Arnone and Joseph F. Arnone. Grandfather of Dr. Lucian (Nancy) Parrillo, Kelly-Ann (Ronald) Milkowski, Stephen (Chanthy) Parrillo, Blake M. Arnone, Ryan J. (Danielle) Arnone and Elizabeth C. Arnone. Great Grandfather of Marissa Parrillo and Estelle Milkowski. Brother of Joseph (Valerie) Arnone and the late Thomas and Roses Arnone. Also survived by his friend and companion Yvonne Prowell.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 9:15. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Holy Infant Church at 10:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 PM.