Toivo Hautala, age 94, of Shelton, formerly of Norwalk passed away in his home on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

A natïve of Finland, he was the son of the late Tuomas and Johanna Kauppila Hautala.

Before retiring, he was employed as a carpenter for Sharp Contractors in Norwalk.

His life was defined by working hard, living frugally, living clean and healthy, always being generous to family members needing his help.

Mr. Hautala is survived by his nephews Eino Hautala of Milford and David Hautala of Michigan. Calling hours are 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford with a funeral service taking place at 6:00pm during the calling hours. Interment will take place on Saturday, January 17th at 11:30am in Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport.

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