Obituary: Patrick J. Tisi, 66, of Shelton

Patrick J. Tisi, age 66, of Shelton, peacefully entered into rest on Monday, October 13, 2014, in his home. He is the beloved husband of Patricia (Leibell) Tisi.

Pat was born in Derby on March 30, 1948, son of the late Vincent P. and Freda (Nardini) Tisi, and he was a lifelong resident of Shelton.

Pat earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of New Haven, and he served for more than 30 years before retiring from the Oxford Police Department. He also served as a zoning enforcement officer for the City of Shelton for 30 years. He was a former member of the Shelton Republican Town Committee and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Pat is the beloved father of Ryan P. Tisi. He also leaves a nephew, Jason Perillo and his wife Rebecca, two nieces, Nina and Cara Poeta, his former wife Wendy Poeta-Tisi, two step-daughters, Laura Caroline Gray and Sarah Ashley Gray, his grandson, Brayden Gray, brother-in-law Joseph Perillo, and great niece Lydia Anne Perillo.

He was predeceased by his sister, Sharon Tisi Perillo.

Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. On Thursday his procession will leave Riverview at 9:45 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Church in Shelton. Burial will follow at Mt. St. Peters Cemetery in Derby.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 50 Fairmont Place, Shelton, CT 06484 or through the funeral director.

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