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August Tomasetti

June 20, 1925 ~ December 20, 2018 (age 93)
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August R. Tomasetti, age 93, of Milford, beloved husband of the late Josephine Prestiano Tomasetti, died on Thursday, December 20th, 2018.  August was born in Bridgeport, CT on June 20, 1925 to the late Arsenio and Maria Papalini Tomasetti.  He graduated from Central High School in 1943 and served in the US Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater.  August received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1951 and Masters in Education in 1956 from the University of Connecticut.  He then received his 6th year certificate in Education from Fairfield University in 1973 and was a distinguished business teacher at Central High School for over 30 years and also worked at as auditor for the Bridgeport-Fairfield Teachers Credit Unit and private tax preparer for many years.  August was a longtime and active parishioner at Saint Ann Church in Milford and served on both the finance and parish councils.  He was also a lector and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  August loved traveling, growing vegetable and herb gardens, fishing and sailing, and enjoyed watching the birds at the Audubon society.  Survivors include his children: Maria Tomasetti of Milford, Richard Tomasetti and his wife Connie of Ridgefield, and Carol Records and her husband Preston of Pomfret Center, five grandchildren: Gabriel Records, Hannah, Rachel, Grace and Danielle Tomasetti, sister, Anita Tornillo of Monroe and many nieces and nephews.  August is predeceased by his grandson, Samuel Austin Records and his sister, Ada Tomasetti. The family would like to thank all the caregivers over the past six years, especially Minnie and Ken, for their loving care. Friends are invited to greet the family on Wednesday, December 26th from 4:00pm-7:00pm in The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in Saint Ann Church (St Raphael Parish), 501 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford.  Interment will follow in Kings Highway Cemetery, Milford.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Raphael Parish, The Audubon Society in Milford or to the Alzheimer’s Association, CT Chapter.  To leave an online condolence, please visit,

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association-Connecticut Chapter
200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington CT 06489
Tel: 1-800-828-2828

Saint Raphael Parish
501 Naugatuck Avenue, Milford, CT 06460, Milford CT 06460

The Connecticut Audubon Society
314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield CT 06824

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