AMerican Veteran 11

William U. Gatto

February 22, 1933 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 88)


William U. Gatto, age 88, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully after a long illness at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on March 28, 2021. He was born in Stella Cilento, Italy, on February 22, 1933, the son of Gerald and Helen Gatto.  Bill, as he is known to his family, friends, and colleagues, retired from U.S. Baird Corp. and was a Special Officer with the Fairfield Police Department for many years after his retirement.  Bill served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Bard Gatto; his loving children Victoria (Phillip) Conen of Oxford, CT, Lorraine Gatto of Orange, CT, and Cynthia (Donald) Cavoto of St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren John Michael and Brittany Palmer, Daniel, Nicholas, and Amanda Cavoto; his stepchildren Eric (Noreen) and Kurt (Heather) von Brauchitsch and their children Kevin, Jackie (Dan) Lockwood, John, Will, Monika, Katherina, AJ, and Mia; and two great grandchildren, Izabella Rios and Madeline Jane Lockwood.  He is predeceased by his brother, Mario of Stella Cilento, Italy, and is survived by his sister, Gloria Codispoti, along with several nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life and interment with military honors will be private. Contributions in William's memory may be made to First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT  06824.

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First Church Congregational
148 Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824
Tel: 1-203-259-8396

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