Robert J. Tempini Jr., 79, of Fairfield, the husband of Jean Telisko Tempini, died Feb. 24.

Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Robert and Wilma Tempini. The lifelong area resident was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a manager for the Southern New England Telephone Co., retiring after nearly 40 years.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his sons, Steve Tempini and his wife, Kate, of Fairfield and Robert J. Tempini III and his wife, Linda Cook, of Hempstead, Texas, and three grandchildren, Bryan, Laura and Holly.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday, Feb. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter, 659 Tower Ave., Hartford, CT 06112 or To send an online condolence, visit