BARAGO John R. Barago Sr, age 83 of Newtown, CT died Saturday March 12, 2011 at Brookfield Commons in Brookfield. He was the husband of the late Millie (Kocet) Barago. Mr. Barago was born January 9, 1928 in Bridgeport, CT, a son of the late John and Grace (Miller) Baraga. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an electrician during World War II stationed on Attu Island, Alaska. Mr. Barago was employed by Carpenter Technology formerly of Bridgeport, for 37 years before retiring at age 55. He has been a resident of Newtown since the 1950's. Mr. Barago was a parishioner of Saint Mary's Church in Bethel where he would assist with the church's clothing bank. He enjoyed traveling, vacationing in New Hampshire, and snowmobiling. Mr. Barago is survived by his son John R. Barago Jr of Newtown, three daughters; Diane Meade of New Milford, Terri Lynn Champagne of Newtown and Carolyn Ippolito of Meredith, NH; and nine grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister Mary Jane Baraga and his granddaughter, Mary Grace Barago. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in St Mary's Church, Bethel, on Wednesday March 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Newtown Village Cemetery, Newtown, in the Spring. Family will receive friends in the Bethel Funeral Home 215 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to Saint Mary's Church 26 Dodgingtown RD, Bethel, CT 06801 or the Danbury Hospital Development Fund 24 Hospital Ave, Danbury, CT 06810. Information and online condolences at www.Hullfuneralservice.com.
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Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 14, 2011