Vincent “Jim” Ragusa, passed away on November 13, 2018 peacefully at his home after a long illness. Vincent was born in Greenwich on August 4, 1931 to Emma and Pietro Ragusa. Vincent worked as a lineman for the former Hartford Electric Light Company in Stamford, CT. He was a member of the Air National Guard.
He loved spending time in Naples, Florida and Saratoga Springs, NY. He enjoyed watching his three grandson’s sports activities from their early childhoods.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn Nizolek Ragusa. In addition, to his wife, he is survived by his 5 children, Lynn Gaynor, Cynthia Ragusa, Peter Ragusa, Karen Padden (Scott Wilber) and Gary Ragusa (Pamela).
He is also survived by his three amazing grandsons, Michael and Casey Gaynor and James Ragusa, all loves of his life, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brothers, George Ragusa (Pamela) and John Ragusa (Joyce) and sister, Marie Curcuruto.
Vincent was predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Pauline Petrone and Margaret Viggiano, and son-in-law, Michael Joseph Gaynor. To honor Vincent’s life, family and friends will gather on Friday, Nov 16 4:00-8:00pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home 134 Hamilton Avenue Greenwich, 203-869-5968.
Funeral Mass Saturday, Nov 17 at 10:00am at St. Catherine of Siena Church followed by private committal. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to MMRF, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, https://www.myeloma.org/research.
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