Salvatore Cingari first came to Stamford in the early 1900’s as an Italian immigrant with the hope of fulfilling the American dream. Soon after arriving in Stamford he began selling groceries off of a truck. The business was taken over by his three sons and has now grown to a 12-store supermarket chain that spans across the state of Connecticut. There are three generations currently in the business, and all proudly still call the great city of Stamford their home.

While we have an Italian last name, Sam Cingari’s late wife, Cathy, was of Irish heritage, and all members of the family hold their Irish heritage very dearly. St Patrick’s Day has always been a very special time in the Cingari household, filled with Irish sweaters, corned beef and cabbage, and all the green decorations you could imagine. The Cingari clan now proudly includes such families as, Donovan, Ormond, Fitzpatrick, O’Leary and Powers. 

The Cingari Family is proud to be honored by the Irish American Cultural Society of Stamford. The Cingari family has been a long supporter of this great organization. We have sponsored the Stamford’s St Patrick’s Day parade for many years to acknowledge the integral part that Irish American’s, and indeed all immigrants, have contributed to the past and present of the great City of Stamford Connecticut.

We would like to thank everyone involved in acknowledging the Cingari Family for this honor and wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Sláinte.

 Tom Cingari Sr.

Grand Marshal Dinner

Join us Friday, March 3rd, for the Grand Marshal’s Dinner at 6PM in anticipation of the 2023 Stamford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 4th. This dinner honors our Grand Marshal and our parade honoree. Click on the button below to buy your tickets!