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Samuel John Rotolo Sr., 93, Fairfield Native

Samuel John Rotolo Sr.
Samuel John Rotolo Sr. Photo Credit: Deborah Burnley

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield native Samuel John Rotolo Sr. died Tuesday, April 26. He was 93.

At 18, Rotolo joined the Army Air Corps, returning after World War II in 1944. He attended Arnold College — which later became the University of Bridgeport — and was the owner of Rotolo LTD, a snack food distribution company.

He is survived by his second wife, Beverly Topar Rotolo; his younger brother, Charles Rotolo and his wife Linda; his children, Nancy Jean Tamulis and her husband James, and Samuel Rotolo Jr. and his wife Suzanne; his grandchildren, Monica, Gregory and Lindsey DiGiovanni, Samuel Rotolo III, Terry Wallace and Rebecca Mecure; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Rotolo was predeceased by wife Jessie; a brother, Dominick Rotolo; and a sister, Sally Szoke.

Friends are invited to call Friday, April 29, from 4-7 p.m. at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, Fairfield Center.

Funeral services will take place Saturday, April 30, at 9:15 a.m. at Lesko & Polke Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Emery's Church for a Mass of Christian Burial.

Interment with military honors will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery.

The family would prefer to have donations made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, 19140.

To sign the guest register, visit the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home website .

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