Leonard Ventrudo, 84, of New Milford, formerly of Sherman, died Sept. 9, 2012, at Danbury Hospital.
He was born Feb. 15, 1928, in Yonkers, N.Y., to Michael and Christina (Poppa) Ventrudo.
Len spent his life devoted to his family and wife, Janice (DeLalla) Ventrudo, for 54 years.
His greatest joy was his lake home in Sherman, sailing and having family get-togethers.
Mr. Ventrudo was a Korean War veteran.
He was a licensed electrician in Connecticut and New York. He worked for local 3 IBEW for 30 years.
He loved construction and building things and could repair almost anything.
Along with fixing things, his hands could create the most beautiful drawings, sculptures, and paintings professionals would envy.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Ventrudo is survived by two daughters, Barbara Merrithew and her husband, Edward, of Sherman; and their three daughters, Kaylee, Kelsey and Kristie, and Lisa Gerst and her husband, Jerry, of Bantam; and their two children, Jaimie and Vincent; two grandsons, Anthony Carpanzano, of Rocky Hill, and Michael Carpanzano, of New Milford, and his son, Michael Anthony Carpanzano; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Ventrudo, of San Diego, formerly of Sherman; two brothers, Fred, of Yonkers, and Donald, of Brookfield; and a sister, Florence DeSandalo, of West Palm Beach, Fla.
A Mass will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 15 Route 37, in Sherman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford is in charge of arrangements.