Lisa DiLullo remembers the day when she first met Lew Scarpa. She was visiting her father, Bill Bull, in Milford Healthcare when she saw her father's face light up: Lew Scarpa was there.
"My Dad grabbed Lew by the arm and they sat in the hallway talking and remembering for what seemed like awhile," Lisa DiLullo said, "I hadn't seen my Dad that bright and talkative in a long time. Clearly, Dad had great respect and affection for Lew Scarpa and--on that particular day--he reached my Dad in a special way, and brought Dad great comfort and laughter. That was my first meeting with Lew Scarpa, and I will always be grateful to him for that day."
A lot of Milford citizens no doubt will remember Lewis W. Scarpa in a similar light. Lewis passed away last Wednesday, April 25th, at the age of 85.
Born on April 2, 1927, Lewis served in the US Navy during WWII as a medical Corpsman 1st Class in Quantico, VA. Lew was a graduate of Hillhouse High School and Stone Business College, and also was one of the original Planters Peanut salesmen, retiring in 1992.
Lewis was very civic-minded serving on several boards, commissions and building committees for St. Agnes Church and the City of Milford, including the Republican Town Committee, Chamber of Commerce and as a Republican Alderman for the 4th District.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, May 3rd from 10 to 11 am with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 am at St. Agnes Church, 400 Merwin Ave., Milford, CT 06460. Interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT 06460.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes, Church, 400 Merwin Ave., Milford, CT 06460, the Abbey of Regina Laudis, 73 Crane Hollow Rd., Bethlehem, CT. 06751 or to the Office of Radio/Television, Archdiocese of Hartford, 15 Peach Orchard Rd., Prospect, CT 06712.
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