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Ottaviano Domenic Romano

March 22, 1937 — July 25, 2022

Devoted to his family and loved by everyone

OAKVILLE – Ottaviano Domenic Romano, 85, of Oakville, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Ottaviano was born on March 22, 1937 in Sassinoro, Benevento, Italy to the late Antonio and Modestina (Focareta) Romano. He came to the United States in March of 1958, and has been a resident of Oakville ever since. Ottaviano’s first job was at a local chicken farm and enjoyed many long hours caring for the chickens. He then went to work at Saint Mary’s Hospital as a housekeeper for over 45 years. His passion, besides his family, was his garden and he was proud to share his harvest with the entire neighborhood. He recalls fondly, a man coming from Rome and capturing a photo of Ottaviano with a lamb on his shoulder. Ottaviano treasured that photo to his last days. Despite living in Oakville for over 60 years, he would always tell stories about his childhood in Sassinoro. What Ottaviano loved most however, was spending time surrounded by his family and friends. He enjoyed a full life, blessed by the love of family and friends.

Left to honor his legacy and cherish his memories are his brothers; Pasquale Romano of South Carolina, Mario (Arcangela) Romano, and Rocco (Debra Romano) both of Watertown. His sister Mary (Bruno) DiSisto of Watertown. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews; Silvio DiSisto, Giuseppina DiSisto, Silvia Ouellette, Lisa Pocesta, Tony Romano, Michael Romano, Gina Santoro, Angela Stansell, and Jennifer Liberman and another generation of great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his niece Tina (Romano) DiBuccio. The family would like to extend their most sincere apprecaiton to his caregivers, especially, Lori and Jean for the excellent care and all of the love they shared with Ottaviano and his entire family these past few years.

Funeral services for Mr Romano will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Holy Disciples Parish, St Mary Magdalen Church 16 Buckingham St Oakville. Those planning to attend are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Watertown. Family and friends may visit with the Romano family on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main Street Oakville, CT 06779. To honor Ottaviano’s memory donations to Holy Disciples Parish c/o St Mary Magdalen, 145 Buckingham St Oakville CT 06779 would be greatly appreciated by his family. Loving kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence, share a memory or words of comfort with the family and friends of someone that was important to you. Please do that on the funeral home tribute page at . If you are able however, attending a service is the thoughtful, caring and supportive thing to do.
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