Mr. Albert Robert “Bob” “Buddy” Eterginio, 92, of 20 Wolf Hill Road Wolcott, passed away peacefully Friday at ST. Mary’s Hospital in the presence of his loving family. He was the husband of Carmella (Perugini) Eterginio.
Bob was born in Waterbury on January 26, 1921, son of Carmine and Filomena (Silvestri) Eterginio. He was a graduate WilbyHigh School. He proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
Bob worked as a Waterbury police officer, patrol division, from 1948 to 1975. Upon retirement, he and wife Carmella traveled extensively enjoying their later years at their home in Hallandale, FL. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 7330 Oakville,
Waterbury Police and Firefighters Retiree Association, and Waterbury Police Benevolent Association where he was honored last year as the oldest retired member of the PBA.He truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, going to lunch and dinner, and taking trips to the casino. Bob was a staunch Yankees fan, loved to garden, and make homemade wine that he shared with family and friends. He loved playing cards especially Pinochle.
Besides his wife Carmella of 71 years, he leaves three daughters, Roberta (Jim) Schnell and Elaine (Joe) Allegrini all of Prospect and Janice (Lucretia Sveda) Eterginio of Wolcott, four grandchildren, Dr. Kenneth Capozzi of Woodbury, Karen (Brent) Landquist of Naugatuck, Keith Capozzi of Boston, and Bob Allegrini of Prospect, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Fred, Emil, and Maurice Eterginio and a sister, Angie Testa.
The family would like to sincerely thank DaVita Dialysis, Mattatuck Hieghts, Waterbury, for the comfort, care, and compassion shown to Bob. They would also like to extend their appreciation to the Glendale Staff especially the Rehabilitation Department.
Arrangements: Funeral will be held Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home 430 Chase Parkway to St. Lucy’s Church for a Mass at
Burial with Military Honors will follow at Mt.OlivetCemetery, Watertown. Calling hours will be held Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to: