Fred Contrastano
1929 - 2020
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Fred Contrastano, a prominent electrical contractor dies at age 91. Formally of Bristol, beloved husband of the late Lois (Schaefer) Contrastano, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Fred was born in Bristol on March 7, 1929 to the late Leonard and Santina (Muliere) Contrastano.
Fred attended South Side School, Bristol High School and Goodwin Technical School. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 – 1954 aboard the U.S. Vulcan Repair Ship where he honed the electrical skills acquired from his father. After leaving the Navy, Fred started his own business, Bristol Electrical Works, which he successfully ran for forty-three years, retiring in 1997 and moving to Farmington.
Fred leaves behind his three sons: Paul Contrastano and his wife Kathleen, Jay and Jon, all of Bristol; a daughter: Lisa (Contrastano) McCabe of Lyme; a sister: Dorothy (Contrastano) Martino of Farmington; a sister-in-law: Regina Contrastano of Farmington; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Fred is predeceased by his son-in-law: Dennis McCabe; his brother: James Contrastano; and his sister: Angela (Contrastano) Engle.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 2, 2020 at St. Gregory the Great Church, 235 Maltby Street, Bristol at 10a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Peacedale Cemetery, Bristol. Due to the COVID-19 virus, there will be no calling hours. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave, Bristol is honored to serve the Contrastano family.
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Published in The Bristol Press on Oct. 30, 2020.
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Jon and family,
My deepest sympathies. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Keith Cade
October 30, 2020
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