Louis M. Scalzi
MONROE, Conn. — Louis M. Scalzi, 81, of Monroe, formerly of Gilford, N.H., beloved husband of Diane Fiore Scalzi, passed peacefully away on Monday, April 23, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Born in Bridgeport on April 26, 1930, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary Rudnansky
After graduating from
Harding High School in
1947, Louis enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country aboard the USS Princeton aircraft carrier during the Korean Conflict.
Before his retirement, he worked at the Heim Bearing Company as chief engineer.
Two passions of his were professional and college sports and U.S. history. He read about many topics of U.S. history, especially the Civil War. But above all he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, who was very thoughtful and cared deeply about his family.
He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Scalzi Provenzano.
In addition to Diane, his devoted wife of 57 years, survivors include three devoted children, Michael D. Scalzi and his wife, Louise, and their children, Madeline and Christopher, of Maryland; Susan Scalzi Piche and her husband, Joe, and their children, Anne-Frances, Alison, and Ryan, of Colorado; and Carol Ann Scalzi Shea and her husband, Joel, and daughter Kathleen of New Hampshire; sister Geraldine Scalzi LoConte of Trumbull; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. from the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull, and at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, Trumbull, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors will follow in St. John Cemetery, Monroe.
Friends may call on Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cure for Pancreatic Cancer, c/o Lustgarden Foundation, 1111 Stewart Ave., Bethpage NY 11714.