Richard Evancho, 72, longtime resident of Milford, and beloved husband of Teresa (Pirulli) Evancho, passed away on August 23, 2014.

Son of the late Michael and Anna Remplivitch Evancho, he was born on November 6, 1941 in Pennsylvania.

He was raised in Fairfield and lived in Milford for 48 years. He attended Andrew Warde High School and was a veteran of the US Navy. During his career as a machinist, he worked at Remington Arms, Bridgeport Machines and Moore Tools.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his children, Susanne (Evancho) Olexovitch and her husband Scott, Richard Evancho, and Maria (Evancho) Straborny and her husband Chris, and his grandchildren, Joseph and Jason Olexovitch and Daniel and Ryan Straborny. He is also survived by his brother Michael Evancho and his wife Marge, as well as many brother and sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews.

Richard was predeceased by his nephew George Evancho.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 29th at 11:00AM at St. Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Avenue, Milford, CT with her interment to follow at Lawncroft Cemetery 1740 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield, CT. Friends and family may call on Thursday, August 28th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cody White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT. 06460.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Richard’s name to the Autism Society of Connecticut, P.O. Box 1404, Guilford, CT 06437.

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