NORWALK, Conn. – Renaldo "Ray" Dominick Monaco of Norwalk died Jan. 3 at his home with family by his side. He was 83.
He was born June 2, 1929, in Stamford to Mary Forlivio and Sabatino Monaco. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1947 and was married to Philomena Adiletta Monaco for 58 years.
Monaco served in the Army as a land de-mining specialist during the Korean War. A musician, he worked as a tile setter. He was a member of the Red Men Club of Mayn Mayano Tribe 46, Elks Lodge 2220 and American Legion Post 74.
Monaco is survived by his mother; his wife; six children, Renaldo D. (Kathleen) Monaco Jr., of Milford, Conn., Sabatino Monaco, of New Milford, Conn., Cheryl A. (Jim) Mansi, of Florida, Philomena A. (William) Jaquay, of Texas, Maryanne (Nick) DeVito, of Trumbull, and James Monaco, of Norwalk; three sisters, Adeline Santamaria and Divina Buchetto, both of Shelton, Conn., and Vincenza Siciliano, of Greenwich; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory in Norwalk. Burial with full military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. in at Connecticut Veterans' Cemetery in Middletown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Connecticut Hospice, One Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851.