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Carmen T. Giacchino, 95, founder of auto dealership


Italian-American Herald

Carmen T. Giacchino, 95, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, passed away on Feb. 8 at Arbour Square.
Mr. Giacchino, born in Philadelphia in 1924, was the son of the late Joseph and Jenny (Ordile) Giacchino. He was the founder and former president of Carman Ford/Lincoln in New Castle. He enjoyed farming, listening to music, playing the accordion and piano, boating, golfing, and developing real estate. He was a horse breeder who raised Thoroughbreds. Carmen was a family man and described himself as “sometimes a chef.”

Carmen was the beloved husband of the late Phyllis (Lacca) Giacchino; loving father of Joseph C. Giacchino (Ann) and Larry Giacchino (Lynn); devoted grandfather of Kristen Dougherty (Dennis), Jennifer Berrocal (Mauricio), Daniel Giacchino (Amy), Joseph Giacchino (Victoria), and Brian Giacchino; adoring great-grandfather of Hadley, Lila, Nanni, Leif, Kati, Abby, and Vienna; caring brother of the late George Giacchino and the late Rita Scarcelle. The funeral Mass took place on Feb. 13 at Sts. Simon & Jude Church in West Chester. Interment was in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

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