Obituary of Marcello Dianich
Marcello Dianich, 93, of Jamaica NY sadly left us on February 9, 2023 with family at his side.
He was born in Valdarsa, Italy to Marcello and Luiga Dianich and was the oldest sibling of 4.
Marcello worked many years on cargo ships sending money back to his family in Italy and eventually immigrated to the U.S. He found work in the restaurant industry and with his love for cooking worked his way up to a Chef position at the Waldorf-Astoria while living with his brothers in lower Manhattan. He retired after many years as a Head Chef at Danny's Hide A Way in Manhattan which was his most favorite place to work.
He bought a house in Jamaica Queens from his brother with a big back yard where he loved gardening and took pride in his garden and huge grapevines and making his own wine. Marcello talked to his sister in Italy often and visited when he could and came upstate to Stamford to see his brothers as well as his niece and nephews and family.
Surviving is his sister: Alma Arcese and family in Italy; his sister-in-law: Maria Dianich ; nieces and nephews: Michael Dianich and family, Dorine Muller and family, Anthony Dianich and family, Joe Dianich and family; along with Robert Oates of Jamaica Queens who was his longtime friend and caregiver.
He was predeceased by his brother Silvio Dianich of Stamford and most recently his brother Guerrino Dianich of Stamford, and his lifelong companion Irene Hlinka of Jamaica Queens.
Calling hours are on Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 9:30-11:30 am at the MacArthur Funeral Home, 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12noon on Saturday at Sacred Heart Church, Stamford.
Please visit www.macarthurfh.com to share a condolence with the Dianich family.
A recording of the Mass for Marcello may be view by following the link below.