SOUTHINGTON - Edward Allen Rascati, 75, husband of Cynthia (Lanza) Rascati, passed away peacefully Thursday, May, 16, 2013, at The Summit at Plantsville, following a long illness. He was the son of the late Carolyn (Giradi) Rascati and Alexander Rascati.
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Ed was born in Jamaica, N.Y. on May 28, 1937. After leaving High School, he joined the U.S. Navy. Following his stint with the U.S. Navy, Ed settled in New Haven and married his wife of 42 years, Cynthia Lanza. Ed and Cindy eventually moved to North Haven to raise their daughter Stacey. Ed was employed for many years at Humphrey Chemical in North Haven; retiring in 1997. Ed enjoyed fishing, bowling, attending wrestling events, cheering for the New York Yankees and playing cards with friends. He will be remembered for his kindness to everyone and his infectious smile will not be forgotten. For the past 12 years, Ed lived in Southington with his daughter's family and then at The Summit at Plantsville.
Ed leaves behind his devoted wife, the love of his life, of 42 years, Cynthia; his daughter, Stacey and her husband, Wayne McCarthy; his three grandchildren, Rebecca, Kylie and Connor McCarthy. Ed is also survived by his sisters, Bernadette Higgins and her husband, Steve, of Ocala, Fla., Alexis Carol, of Chester, Karen Hamilton, of Hingham, Mass., and his brother, Salvatore, of San Rafael, Calif. He is also survived by his nephews, Shawn Higgins, of East Hartland, Todd Higgins, of Clinton, Stephen Sidorak, of New Britain; and nieces, Alyssa Wood, of Chester, and Kristen Sidorak, of Portland, Ore.
The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at The Summit at Plantsville for their loving and compassionate care for the past 8 years.
Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home 211 N. Main St. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. For Directions and online condolences visit www.dellavecchiafh.com
Published in The Record-Journal on May 18, 2013