Obituary: Arthur C. Pivirotto Sr., 91, of Fairfield, formerly of Stratford

Arthur C. Pivirotto Sr., 91, of Fairfield, formerly of Stratford, husband of the late Helen Lupien Pivirotto, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2013 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

Arthur was born on March 9, 1922 in Westford, Mass and was the son of the late Albert and Christina Pivirotto.

He graduated from Harding High School in 1940. After high school he enlisted in the US Naval Airforce where he served his country in World War II as a turret gunner, flying 47 combat missions and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other commendations and medals.

After the war, he married Helen Lupien in 1947, became a journeyman plumber and taught plumbing at Bullard Havens. In 1957 Arthur started his own business. As President of A & M Piping Contractors, Inc. in Bridgeport, he employed hundreds of union plumbers, pipefitters and sheet metal workers over 45 years. He also served as president of the Southwest Mechanical Contractors Association.

He had a lifelong passion for baseball; playing, coaching little league in Stratford and rooting for the Boston Red Sox. He was very proud of his military service, his business accomplishments and especially his family.

Arthur is survived by one son Arthur C. Pivirotto Jr. and wife Sharon of Stratford, two daughters Elaine Pivirotto of Bridgeport and Diane Pivirotto of Stratford, three grandchildren Timothy Pivirotto, Allison Pivirotto and fiancé Daniel Balls and Lauren Pivirotto, one brother Edward Pivirotto and wife Marie of Bluffton, SC and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur was also predeceased by his longtime companion Marie Russo.

Funeral services will be held on Friday May 10, 2013 at 9:30 AM in the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home 2220 Main Street Stratford and at 10:30 AM in St. James Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas Lynch. Entombment will follow in St. Michael’s Mausoleum Stratford. Friends may call at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, those who so desire may contribute to the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter 209 Farmington Avenue, Farmington CT 06032 or St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services 95 Merritt Boulevard Trumbull, CT 06611 in his memory.

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