Eddy Knight died January 8, 2023, in New Haven, Connecticut- the city where he was born.
His mother, Ubalda Solani, from Umbria, Italy and his father, Jack “Red” Knight, an Irishman, railroad worker and boxer, raised their five children in the City Point section of New Haven.
As a boy growing up in the city, Eddy led an adventurous and mischievous childhood-full of hi jinx and escapades, leading to his later successful career as an innovative “street entrepreneur.” Sundays were spent with his family over beautiful Italian dinners discussing the “the spread,” “the line,” and of course the footballs slips—for those who know.
Eddy was part rebel, part scallywag, - living life on his terms but always in a quiet and respectful way. He was a man without an enemy and friends to cops and robbers, kings and paupers.
He will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man without a temper, without airs and without a bad word to say about anyone- ever.
He led a full life but as his favorite song goes, those days and nights, they went flying by…
Eddy was an adoring husband to his wife of 57 years Mary Lou, and father extraordinaire to his children, Tara (Hugh), Kristen (Marc) and Edward Jr. (Carolynn).
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, John and Donald, and his sister, Marie.
He is survived by his wife, children, and brother, James, as well as his four grandchildren, Caroline, Andrew, Olivia and Sophia and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to our family friend, Donna Diana—she knows why.
A visitation will be held at Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St., New Haven Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 5 PM to 7PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday January 13, 2023 in St. Anthony’s Church, 70 Washington Ave, New Haven at 10 AM. Burial will follow with his parents in All Saint’s Cemetery 700 Middletown Ave. North Haven.
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