Noel Evangelista, 72, of Williamstown, Vt., formerly of New Milford, died April 21. He was the husband of Sandra "Sandi" Evangelista.

He was born Dec. 24, 1940, in Gloversville, N.Y., to Irene and Victor V. Evangelista.

He graduated from Hudson Valley College with a major in highway engineering.

He worked for the state of Connecticut, Della Vitta-Bassola and Waters Construction Co., from which he retired after 20 years. Most recently, he retired as the owner of the Depot and Main Citgo in Williamstown after 20 years in business.

He was a member of the Connecticut Operators Engineering Union, the New Milford Jaycees and the Mutuo.

He was known as a gentleman who made a difference in the lives of many people through his kindness and sense of humor.

He had a passion for animals, especially his pal, Blue. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, war trivia, Western movies, cribbage, warm weather and a good joke. He loved to sit on his porch and spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, he is survived by a son, Peter Evangelista, of South Kent; a daughter, Kimberly Evangelista-Malumphy, of New Milford; two grandchildren, Molly and Danny Malumphy, of New Milford; and aunts and cousins.

A memorial service will take place at the family's discretion.