ROMAN Mark Sigmund Roman, Jr., age 38 of Milford, passed away December 21, 2009. Mark was born in Bridgeport, and grew up in Milford before settling in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport. He was a social worker at the Kennedy Center in Trumbull. He also worked for Star Inc. as a caregiver with autistic children. Mark graduated from Jonathan Law High School in Milford and went on to Boston College. He left after two years and began travelling all over the country. He loved to share his adventures with us as he was a wonderful storyteller. He was also a gentle accepting spirit, always kind and compassionate towards others. He was a giver not a receiver. He was the best of us. He balanced the complexity of having four families in the most loving way. The love he gave to all the families came back to him ten fold. He had a photographic memory and total recall of everything he read and he read everything. He was the son and brother that became a teacher to us all. He was very spiritual and lifted all who met him to a higher level of consciousness. He will be greatly missed. "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight" Kahil Gibran. Survivors include his father, Mark S. Roman Sr. and his wife, Rita of Easton; his mother, Eileen (Dunleavey) Stearns and her, David of Milford; four brothers, Todd Stearns, Brad Stearns and Jake Stearns, all of Milford, and Nicholas Roman of Easton; his grandmothers, Julia Stearns of Stratford and Rita Saboe of Trumbull; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Monday at 10 a.m. Directly at Notre Dame of Easton Church, 640 More-house Rd., Easton. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kennedy Center, 2440 Reservoir Ave., Suite 1, Trumbull, CT 06611. For online condolences please visit mullinsfh.com.
Published in Connecticut Post from Dec. 25 to Dec. 27, 2009