John Michael Castagna, age 60 of Shelton, passed away at his home on Friday, January 17, 2020. Born on October 25, 1959 in Orlando, Florida, he was a son of Vincent Castagna and the late Angela Vaccarelli. John was an EMT who worked for many years with Greenwich EMS. In his spare time, he enjoyed countless hours of fishing, cooking on his smoker, tending to his award winning garden, and enjoying watching the NY Giants. He was proud to have served in the United States Army and looked forward to his yearly reunions with his army pals. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially taking joy in making them laugh. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his father Vincent and his wife Carol of Florida, John is survived by his two adored children, John Castagna and his fiancé Rachel Mastroni of Shelton and Kristal Sivak and her husband John of Monroe, two cherished grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as "grandpa donut", Scarlett and John Jay, his loving brother Vincent Castagna and his wife Susan of Shelton, his dog Blue, and Lauren, Mychele, Thomas, and several other nieces and nephews.
Friends can greet the family on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. A Church Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday January 23, 2020 directly in White Oak Baptist Church, 5344 Main Street Stratford CT. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of ones choice in John's memory.