Nicholas C. Stasolla
Updated 5:59 pm, Monday, May 9, 2011
Born in Fairfield, he was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School, where as a golfer he won the State and New England High School championships in 1937. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the 9th Air Force in Europe. Prior to his retirement, he was a detective sergeant with the Fairfield Police Department as well as a member of the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Narcotics Squad.
He continued to play golf, and with a single-digit handicap, won many senior championships at Smith Richardson Golf Club as well as many championships. He was a member of American Legion Post 143 in Fairfield, a charter member of the Smith Richardson Golf Club, a member of the Bridgeport Oldtimer's Athletic Association and a longtime member of Our Lady of Assumption Parish.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his daughters, Dr. Mary Cilio, Michele Komenda and her husband, William E. Komenda, Jr., both of Fairfield, and Rebecca Stasolla of Black Rock; a sister, Violet Silvestro of Fairfield; six grandchildren, Nicholas Komenda and his fiance Dania, Christine Murray and her husband, Dr. Arismendy Nunez, Jesse Cilio, Kathryn Bavedas and her husband, Gregory, Kelly Scinto and her husband, Robert and Casey Cilio; a great-grandchild, Robert Scinto, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Marie Penders and Esther Dardani and a son-in-law, William Cilio.
The funeral will begin at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, with a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Burial with military honors will be in Lawncroft Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 11, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Harbour Light Foundation, 303 Linwood Ave., Suite 2A, Fairfield, CT 06824. To send an online condolence, visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.