Daniel Camilliere was a graduate of the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy.

In 1948, he opened the Rialto Pharmacy with his brother-in-law Carmelo Vasquez. Located on Franklin Avenue in Hartford, the South End pharmacy served many Italian immigrants in their native language.

He was the secretary of the Hartford Pharmaceutical Society and president of the Connecticut Pharmaceutical Society. He received the Bowl of Hygeia Award which recognizes pharmacists with an exceptional record of civic leadership in their communities.

World War II

After graduating from pharmacy school in 1943, Camilliere enlisted in the U. S. Army.

He was deployed to France, serving as a pharmacist at the 217th General Hospital. He also worked on a medical train that carried wounded soldiers from Germany to France.


In 1953, Camilliere was elected to the Hartford City Council. He served ten years. He was then elected State Senator, representing the 3rd District of Hartford for two terms.

Moving to Wethersfield in 1970, he continued his political service. He was a member of the Town Council including two terms as Mayor.

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Hartford Courant, Obituary. January 22, 2023

Photo Credit:

Daniel Camilliere, Public Domain