Luigi C. Bianco, 85, of Ridgefield, formerly of New Canaan,  husband of Pauline (Paris) Bianco and the late Ann (Darling) Bianco, died on Sunday morning, August 30th, 2009 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Bianco was born in New Canaan, May 29, 1924, 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, he returned to New Canaan where he worked at Karl Chevrolet for forty-five years prior to his retirement.

A resident of Ridgefield for the past eight years coming from New Canaan, Mr. Bianco was a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus of New Canaan, a former member of St. Aloysius Church and a present member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ridgefield.

He enjoyed woodworking, travel, reading and gardening.

In addition to his wife Pauline, he is survived by eleven children, Carl & Johanna Bianco of New Canaan, William & Rosemary Bianco of Norwalk, Luann Bianco of Westfield, MA, Patrick & Kim Potter of New Milford, Christopher & Mary Potter of Bethlehem, CT, Susanne Paris & Noel Shumsky of Ridgefield, Madeline & Leroy Pryor of Brookville, PA, Hugh & Helly Potter of Orange, CT, Mary Potter of Newtown, Barbara Potter & Jimmy Wilson of Danbury and Margaret & Richard Barese of Danbury; a brother, Theodore & Nancy Bianco of Stamford; 3 sisters, Celeste and Virgilio Perna of Ohio, Gloria Vitti of New Canaan and Rita and Jesus Rivera of Trumbull; 15 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and great friends.

In addition to his parents and late wife, Mr. Bianco was predeceased by a brother Albert Bianco.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 2nd at 10:15am in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.

Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, New Canaan, CT.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Regional Hospice, Home Care Program, 405 Main St., Danbury 06810 or to the Ridgefield Fire Dept. Ambulance Fund, 6 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, CT  06877.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

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