Nicholas Autore, 86, had a sister in Bridgewater
He was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Waterbury, son of the late Saverio and Concetta (Tosti) Autore.
He graduated from Leavenworth High School and earned an engineering degree from New Haven College.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
Mr. Autore worked 24 years at Kalart in Plainville and then owned and operated Platts Package Store in Cheshire.
He also worked for the Mossberg & Sons Gun Manufacturer and retired from Hayden Switch.
Mr. Autore was a lifelong musician, having played bass for several different bands including the Bob Mobilio Quartet, which played at many parties, restaurants and clubs in the Waterbury area.
He was a lifetime member of the Musicians Association of Waterbury , Local No. 186. He was an avid golfer and after his retirement worked as a starter at Western Hills Golf Course.
Beside his wife of 62 years, he leaves a daughter, Elaine Kennelly and her husband Edward of Oakville; two grandchildren, Jaimi Kate Phelan of Tahlequah, Okla., and Scott Joseph Phelan
The Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini family Funeral Home of Waterbury was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Masonicare Home Health and Hospice, 33 North Plains Industrial Road, Wallingford, CT 06492.