Enzo Di Rende

Obituary of Enzo Di Rende

 

Enzo F. Di Rende, age 46, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Maria Di Rende, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Born and raised in the Bronx, NY, Enzo graduated from Fordham University, Class of 1993 and later from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, Class of 1996. He had since become the Chef and owner of Enzo's of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, NY., where he was a highly valued member of the community.

Enzo enjoyed to read, play fantasy football, and was a fan of all sports, especially the NY Yankees. He was funny, sarcastic, witty and loved cooking for his kids, especially their favorite foods: pasta carbonara, roast beef, and eggs over easy for family breakfast. He was adored by everyone for his respect, humility and generosity.

Enzo always put others before himself, especially his wife and daughters, and did everything to make them happy. He died on Memorial Day, which was fitting because he was his daughters' hero. A loving and devoted husband and father, he will be greatly missed.

In addition to Maria, his devoted wife of 24 years, he leaves behind his precious daughters, Isabella (19), Juliana (17), Victoria (13), Gabriella (12), and Francesca (8).

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Dr., Fairfield with entombment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. There will be no prior calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Di Rende Childrens Education Fund. The Lesko & Polke Funeral Home is in care of arrangements. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com