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Richard Scinto, Sr



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Richard Louis Scinto, Sr, 78, of Shelton, died December 1, in his home. He was the beloved husband of the late Carol (Rynkiewicz) Scinto. Born in Bridgeport June 5, 1940, he was the son of the late Anthony and Amelia (Saracino) Scinto and lived in Shelton for 45 years, coming from Milford.

He was the beloved father of Richard Scinto, Jr, and his wife, Terri, of Newtown; Dana Scinto; Ronald Scinto and his husband, Timothy Finley; and Dayle Crawford and her husband, David, who survive him. He also leaves five cherished grandchildren, David Crawford, Jr, Carolanne Scinto, Daniel Crawford, Charlotte Scinto, and Thomas Scinto; his brother, Robert Scinto, and his wife, Alice; and his sister, Marie Sasse, and her husband, Fred.

Mr Scinto served his country in the US Army Reserve. He was a master machinist by trade and retired in 2015 from Charles Dickiesser & Co in Derby. He previously spent 25 years with Straton Industries in Stratford and started at M&M Industries.

He was known as a brilliant master craftsman with a natural mechanical aptitude and was a jack of all trades. He also loved nature, music, and musicals.

Friends are invited to greet the family Saturday, December 8, from noon to 3 pm, at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton. All other services are private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the Beardsley Zoo at beardsleyzoo.org or through the funeral director.

Online condolences can be offered at riverviewfh.com.

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