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Mr. Robert D. Laviana

December 12, 1939 — December 17, 2023

Retired from Waterbury Police Department

WATERBURY – Robert D. Laviana, age 84, of Waterbury, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2023, after a long illness. He was the husband of Gui Ping (Dou) Laviana.

Robert was born on December 12, 1939, in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Lester and Florence (Hurley) Laviana. He served in the US Navy and retired from the Waterbury Police Department. Bob spent his later years happily serving his “clients” of Meals on Wheels until his illness.

Left to honor his legacy and cherish his memory, beside his wife, Gui Ping (Cindy) Laviana, Robert is also survived by his children, Lester, Tina, Scott, and Robert Laviana, Deborah Smith, Kim and Thomas Hamel, and Deborah Wright. He also leaves several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his sister, Lois Rogers, and his beloved fur baby, Maine Coon, Joe. He is predeceased by his two sons, Gary and Greg Laviana.

Services for Mr. Laviana will be held privately and at the convenience of his family as per Bob’s wishes. There are no calling hours. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 1987 East Main St., Waterbury, has been honored to care for Robert and the Laviana family during this difficult time. Loving- kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence, words of comfort, or share a memory with the family and friends of someone important to you. Please visit the funeral home’s tribute page at to do so.
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