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Nunzie E. Pagliaro, 89, Lifelong Stamford Resident

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Nunzie E. Pagliaro, 89, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully at home  Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

He was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Stamford, to the late Dominick and Madeline Vigliotti Pagliaro. Pagliaro was employed as a custodian with the Town of Greenwich for 25 years before his retirement.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army as a heavy machine gunner in the Rhineland and Central Europe. He received a Purple Heart for injuries received in action.

He is survived by Jerri I. Lavoie and her husband Don of Stamford, whom he resided with for 20 years, Tina Pajeski and her husband Bill of East Haven, Donald Lavoie III and his wife Carla of Norwalk and their children Krislynn, Marissa, William, Autumn and Kai, his sisters Mary Hull of Stamford, Catherine Tarvares of South Carolina, his brothers Billy Pagliaro of Naugatuck, and Michael Pagliaro of Oklahoma, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Pagliaro was predeceased by his wife Cathleen Santasiero Pagliaro, his brothers Frank and Clyde Pagliaro and his sisters Cecilia DiMartino and Josephine Musarella.

A prayer service will be conducted at noon Friday at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road Cemetery, Stamford.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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