Vuono, William D.
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William Dominic Vuono, Jr., 85, a Fairfield resident, passed away on Feb. 14, 2014. Bill was born on July 20, 1928, in Stamford, to the lateWilliam and Barbara Sheridan Vuono.
Bill attended the King School and then joined the Marines in 1946. He was stationed in Guam. Upon his return, he graduated from Lehigh University and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After one year of study at Harvard Law School, he decided to pursue his true passions: the study of languages, and international business. While working for CARE in South America, he met his wife Nancy Jane Hamill. They were married in 1954 and moved to New York City where Bill earned his MBA from New York University in 1957. Together they raised 5 children in Fairfield, CT.
Much of Bill's professional life was spent traveling around the world. When at home, he enjoyed many a match on the tennis courts and was often found at the beach sunning and swimming. A consummate linguist, Bill was fluent in Spanish, Italian, and French. He also spoke German and Portuguese. Upon his retirement, he dedicated his time and energy to teaching conversational Spanish and Italian at local Senior Centers. His appreciation of music and film is reflected in the hundreds of recordings he made and catalogued.
Bill was predeceased by Nancy, his brother Irving L. Vuono, and his nephew Charles Jensen.. He is survived by his sister Rachel Jensen and her husband Dr. Charles W. Jensen Jr.; his children, Mary of Brookline, Massachusetts; Ariane and her husband Alfonso Procaccini of Florence, Massachusetts; Frances and her husband Paul Sims of Santa Rosa, California, William the III and his wife Anastasia of Santa Ana, California; Charles and his partner Kiet Ta of Chicago, Illinois; nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Darien, CT. There are no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Avenue, Stamford. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on Feb. 20, 2014
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