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Ronald G. Uccellini, 74

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Ronald G. Uccellini of Westport, who owned and operated Allen’s Clam House in Westport with his family, died Sept. 6. He was 74.

The husband of of Hilde Stang Uccellini , he was born in Norwalk on Sept. 26, 1938, son of the late Bert and Elizabeth (Kaiser) Uccellini.

A lifelong resident of Westport and graduate of Staples High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran.

He owned and operated Allen’s Clam House in Westport and Allen’s East in Stratford with his family.

A Westport landmark for more than a century, Allen’s Clam House was bought by the town in 1999 for $1.2 million, some of it contributed by neighbors and other Westporters.

After much controversy, the building was demolished in 2004 and Sherwood Mill Pond Park created in its place.

For the past six years, Ronald worked for Star Inc. in Norwalk. He was an avid boater and fisherman, spending untold hours on Long Island Sound catching bluefish and bass.

Survivors, in addition to his wife Hilde of 19 years, include his son Darrick Uccellini, his daughter Nancy Schlussel, her husband Drew, and his two grandchildren, Sierra and Jackson; his two brothers, Wayne Uccellini and his wife Karen, Douglas Uccellini and his wife Sally, two sisters; Cheryl Spillane and her husband Edward, Janis Pascarella and her husband James, as well as many nieces and nephews; his stepson Steven Koch and his wife Molly; and grandchild of his heart, Will Mezzullo. He was predeceased by his first wife Judith Uccellini and one stepson, John Koch.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East. Friends and family are welcome to attend the funeral on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. meeting directly at Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow immediately after at the Assumption Cemetery, 73 Greens Farms Road.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Star Inc., a non- profit for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Condolences for the family may be left online at http://www.hardingfuneral.com.

One thought on “Ronald G. Uccellini, 74

  1. Two issues that are quite sad: 1. First, and foremost, that you have to spell out who Ron Uccellini is; 2. That you have to define what Allan’s was.  I would guess that 80% of the residents never heard of this fabulous landmark!

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