Deacon Salvatore Clarizio, 81

TRUMBULL—Dr. Salvatore M. Clarizio, PhD, 81, of Trumbull, passed away peacefully on December 1 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Born in Bridgeport in May 1936, he was a son of the late Michele and Clementine Bocchino Clarizio. Dr. Clarizio worked as a clinical psychologist for the State of CT Department of Mental Retardation, with many years of dedicated service before his retirement. A graduate of Fairfield Prep, he earned his B.A. from Catholic University, an M.A. from George Washington University, and his PhD from Walden University.

In 2000, he was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Bridgeport, serving faithfully at St. Theresa Parish in Trumbull. During his diaconate he served in the prisons, hospital ministries and bereavement ministry, and was the spiritual director for the Legion of Mary. He was an avid collector and jazz enthusiast.

Deacon Clarizio is survived by his wife of 57 years, Agnes, six children and 13 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Anthony.

A wake will be held at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street, Trumbull, on Wednesday, December 6 from 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Theresa’s on Thursday, December 7 at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.

Condolences may be sent to: Mrs. Agnes Clarizio, 337 Hadley Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611.