Sad News: Vincent Antezzo (Ret.1997 Prncpl McKinley)

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Sad News: Vinnie Antezzo ( ret.1997 PrincipalMcKinley)

A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Assumption,545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield on June 30th at 10:30am.

Vincent James Antezzo passed away on May 30, 2022, after a life well lived. Vin was born to Vincenzo and Clara (Messore) Antezzo in Bronx, NY on March 13, 1930. He was a product of the public school system, graduating from West Haven HS and New Haven State Teachers College. He earned an MS and 6th year from Fairfield Univ. Vin also served honorably in the US Navy Reserves. He was an educator for 45 years: 20 years teaching elementary school in Bridgeport, Milford and West Haven, before 25 years in administration in Fairfield, culminating in serving as principal of McKinley School.
While principal, Vin helped Joy Shaw found the Mill River Wetland Committee. He assisted her in navigating the political process within the school system. For over 50 years, the MRWC has exposed generations of children and their families to the value of watersheds, and to become advocates for protecting the environment.
Vin was an avid reader who enjoyed the outdoors, theater and music, especially Broadway show tunes which he taught his children and grandchildren to appreciate. Vin regularly enjoyed a Broadway show, a good meal, dancing and sparring with friends over politics. He was an exceptionally talented handyman, a skill he also taught his children. Essentially, Vin dedicated his life to teaching in all his endeavors, always generous with sharing his many skills.
Vin was predeceased by his parents and siblings. He is survived by his love of 27 years, Linda Mascendaro; his 5 children: Vincent, Christopher, Gina (Munck), Matthew and Jamie; their spouses; his stepson Phil; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Assumption,545 Stratfield Rd., Fairfield on June 30th at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mill River W:etland Committee at www.mrwc-fairfield.org or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/give.html

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Published by Connecticut Post on Jun. 24, 2022.

Sad News: Joseph Zapytowski (Superintendent FPS 1964-75)

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Laurel Lake Foundation, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson, OH 44236.

Joseph S. Zapytowski, Sr., 97, died June 4, 2022.
Born in Detroit, MI, he was a resident of Hudson since 2013, and a WWII U.S. Army veteran. Joseph, a lifelong school superintendent, was most recently employed by Grand Haven Area Public Schools in Michigan. He retired from them in 1990. He was an avid boater and sailor nearly his entire life, navigating most of the Great Lakes, Long Island Sound, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and much of the Atlantic seaboard.

Preceded in death by wife, Jean Zapytowski; daughter, Carrie Jo Zapytowski; brother, John Zapytowski, and half-sister, Helene Greniewicki. He is survived by his sons, Stephen M. (Bernadine), Mark, and Joseph (Julie Harris) Zapytowski, Jr.; grandchildren, S. Michael (Breann), Catherine, Isabel, and Clover Zapytowski; great-grandchildren, Sofia, Stella, and Robbie Zapytowski; and
 sister, Niusia Nowakowski.Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Laurel Lake Foundation, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. (REDMON, STOW, 330-688-6631)

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Richard J. Gribko | Reply 15.06.2022 16:43

Our battles were fierce but always cordial and a handshake from Dr/ Z was was his bond.I share your loss.

Colleen Kelly | Reply 15.06.2022 14:49

Dr. Zapytowski was a supportive administrator with the intelligence and determination to support his staff in all endeavors. I remember him fondly.

Paula Sweeley 15.06.2022 15:03

Yes, Colleen, I remember him as a true gentleman who led with respect for all. Truly inspiring!

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Our battles were fierce but always cordial and a handshake from Dr/ Z was was his bond.I share your loss.

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Yes, Colleen, I remember him as a true gentleman who led with respect for all. Truly inspiring!

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