Obituary: Robert N. Saraco Sr., 72, of Shelton

Robert N. Saraco Sr., 72, of Shelton, repair technician for Sikorsky Aircraft, husband of Catherine Rigoli Saraco, died Sept. 29, at home.

Born in Bridgeport, on Nov. 3, 1943, son of the late Anthony and Maria Zanella Saraco; U.S. Army veteran.

Besides his wife, survivors include his children grandchildren, Anthony Saraco and his wife, Amy and their children, Robert, Anthony Jr., and Isabella, all of East Haddam, Robert N. Saraco Jr. and his children, Nicholas and Lukas, all of Monroe, and Jessica Grassia and her husband, Richard and their children, Payton and Hailey, all of Trumbull; two sisters, Grace Sette of Stonington and Diane Kiely and her husband, Thomas of Shelton; in-laws, Maria Rigoli, wife of the late Ralph Rigoli, Tita Sanzo and her husband John, John Rigoli and his wife Hilda, Theresa Camera, Vincent Rigoli and his wife Charlene, Rocco Rigoli and his wife Maria, and Paul Rigoli, and several nieces and nephews.

Services: Monday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m., Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, and at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Shelton. Entombment will follow in Mount St. Peter Cemetery, Derby.

Memorial contributions: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115.