NORWALK, Conn. – Edward J. Zigmond of Norwalk died Jan. 13 at his home. He was 77.
He was born March 18, 1935, in Rockville, Conn., to Francis and Marian Tarcha Zigmond.
He served in the Army Reserve and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hartford.
Zigmond spent many years working in the nuclear energy industry. He retired as a project manager from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He survived the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors and supporting UConn basketball and the Boston Red Sox.
Zigmond is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Backes Zigmond; a son, Gary (Katherine) Zigmond, of Redding; two daughters, Sheryl (Michael) DePanfilis, of Lancaster, Pa., and Donna (Alex) Tosi, of Montvale, N.J.; two brothers, Robert Zigmond, of Vernon, Conn., and Raymond Zigmond, of Manchester, Conn.; two sisters, Carolyn Jones, of Vernon, and Lorraine Johnston, of Coventry, Conn.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory in Norwalk. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Church of the Assumption in Westport. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Fairfield County.