Rev. William Sangiovanni — known as “Father Bill” to generations of students at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield — died Monday morning after being in declining health for several years.
Born in Brooklyn, Sangiovanni came to the Bridgeport diocese when he enrolled at Fairfield University, where he graduated in 1962 with a degree in history. He earned a master's from Fairfield University in education and arts. He went on to teach at Fairfield’s Assumption School. Then, from there, he went to Our Lady of Angels Seminary at Niagara University in New York.