Former Westport Police Officer, Beloved Musician Dies

A former police officer and beloved musician who grew up in Fairfield County and joined many popular acts on stage is being remembered for his talented guitar playing. 

Milford resident and talented musician Gary Ciuci has died at age 69.
Milford resident and talented musician Gary Ciuci has died at age 69. Photo Credit: Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home

New Haven County resident Gary Ciuci of Milford died on Tuesday, May 2 at the age of 69, according to his obituary. 

After growing up in Bridgeport and graduating from Central High School, Ciuci went on to become a Westport Special Police Officer. He retired from this position before his death. 

Additionally, Ciuci also played guitar with several popular acts including The Ciuci Brothers, The Black Rock Allstars, Wilson Pickett, Lester Chambers, and several other bands, his obituary said. 

He is survived by his wife, Carole Urban, who was there for him each day; his niece Jenna Intellisano Lupo, who he spent much time with; his siblings Gail Gorlick, Lynne Kernstock, Kevin Ciuci, and Ken Ciuci; and his birds, Pumpkin, Sammie, Webster and Sweetie. 

A celebration of life for Ciuci will be held on Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home located in Milford at 291 Bridgeport Ave. 

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