Enrico Pavoni, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2013, with his loving family by his side. Born and raised in Bridgeport to Maria and Attilio Pavoni, he was the youngest of five children. Enrico attended the Bridgeport Public Schools and was a World War II
veteran who served in the Pacific Theater from 1942-1946 in the United States Army
. These war experiences helped to shape a man of incredible character and integrity, and they remained a source of pride throughout the remainder of his life. After the war, Enrico settled in Fairfield, Connecticut, with his wife and family. He worked as a butcher and manager for Lobovitz and Sons and the Plaza Beef Company in Bridgeport for almost fifty years. Enrico will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be deeply missed. In addition to being an avid reader, car buff, and golf/tennis enthusiast, Enrico was also a talented woodworker who enjoyed building things. Above all else, though, Enrico treasured his family. First, last, and always, he was a family man. He was devoted and proud of each and every member of his family. In addition to Helen, his beloved wife of 71 years, Mr. Pavoni is survived by his four children, Gary Pavoni and his wife, Teresa, of Maryland; Karen Pavoni Louie and her husband, Christopher, of Bridgeport; Bruce Pavoni and his wife, Patricia, of Fairfield; and Cynthia Pavoni Fino and her husband, John, of Weston; and eleven remarkable grandchildren - Sebastian, Lorenzo, and Emilio Pavoni; Katherine and Christopher Louie; Daniel, Julia, Carly, and Robert Pavoni; and Samantha and Nicholas Fino. He also leaves behind many cherished nieces, nephews, and friends. The Pavoni family would also like to acknowledge the compassionate care given to Enrico during the last year of his life by his devoted caretaker, Anna. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 12:00 (noon), meeting directly in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.