He was a graduate of Litchfield High School. Active in EMS since his youth, he was employed as a paramedic for Campion Ambulance for over 20 years.
He was also an active volunteer for Litchfield Ambulance Corps. He raised and trained golden retrievers.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Estelle Fazzone and her husband Kristian of Sherman, and Sara Brescia and her husband Daniel of Torrington; three grandchildren, Molly and Andre Fazzone and Ian Brescia; a brother, James Gadomski of Enfield; and a sister, Joanne Doolan of Torrington.
The Phalen Funeral Home of Torrington was in charge of arrangements.