Luigi C. Bianco, 85, had family in New Milford

Luigi C. Bianco, 85, of Ridgefield, formerly of New Canaan, died Aug. 30, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Pauline (Paris) Bianco and the late Ann (Darling) Bianco.

Mr. Bianco was born May 29, 1924, in New Canaan, son of the late Carlo and Teresa (DeCotis) Bianco, He attended New Canaan schools and graduated from New Canaan High School.

A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served as a medic in Company B, 4th Medical Battalion through the European Campaign.

After his military service, Mr. Bianco returned to New Canaan where he worked at Karl Chevrolet for 45 years prior to his retirement.

Mr. Bianco was a resident of Ridgefield for the past eight years, having come from New Canaan.

He was a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus of New Canaan, a former member of St. Aloysius Church and a current member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Ridgefield.

Mr. Bianco enjoyed woodworking, travel, reading and gardening.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 11 children, Carl and his wife, Johanna Bianco, of New Canaan, William and his wife, Rosemary Bianco, of Norwalk, Luann Bianco of Westfield, Mass., Patrick and his wife, Kim Potter, of New Milford, Christopher and his wife, Mary Potter, of Bethlehem, Susanne Paris and her husband, Noel Shumsky, of Ridgefield, Madeline and her husband, Leroy Pryor, of Brookville, Pa., Hugh and his wife, Helly Potter, of Orange, Mary Potter of Newtown, Barbara Potter and Jimmy Wilson of Danbury, and Margaret and her husband, Richard Barese, of Danbury; a brother, Theodore and Nancy Bianco of Stamford; three sisters, Celeste and her husband, Virgilio Perna, of Ohio, Gloria Vitti of New Canaan and Rita and her husband, Jesus Rivera, of Trumbull; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and great friends. In addition to his parents and his first wife, Mr. Bianco was predeceased by a brother, Albert Bianco.

There are no calling hours. The Kane Funeral Home of Ridgefield was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Regional Hospice, Home Care Program, 405 Main St., Danbury CT 06810 or to the Ridgefield Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, 6 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.