Ronald J. Masiero, Sr.

Ronald J. Masiero Sr., age 78, of Shelton, beloved husband of Eileen "Lolly" (Wilson) Masiero, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 23, 1942 in Englewood, NJ, he was a son of the late Elso and Malvina (Scalenghe) Masiero. A graduate of Iona College, he started his career with American Progressive Insurance Company. In 1973, Ron joined Gerber Life Insurance Company and retired from his position as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board in 2002.

Ron was an avid sports fan and played softball into his 70's with the Shelton Adult Softball League, for Blanchette's Sporting Goods. He loved playing golf and basketball. Ron was very proud to have been able to visit every major league baseball stadium, with the exception of the Colorado Rockies. His grandsons, son, and brother traveled with him for some or all of these games. While snowbirding with Lolly in Florida, he enjoyed attending the Mets spring training games.

Ron honorably served as a volunteer fireman for White Hills Company #5, where he also was a past Treasurer. He also sat as a member of the Juvenile Review Board in Shelton. Ron was the rarest of men - a true intellectual and a trusted friend and confidant. Above all however, he was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

In addition to his beloved wife of 58 years, Eileen, survivors include two loving children, Ronald J. Masiero Jr and his wife Monica of Seymour and Michelle Lugo and her husband Pablo of Shelton, three cherished grandchildren, Alexi Lugo, Ashley Masiero Clifford and her husband Tom and Michael Masiero and his wife Caitlyn, an adored great granddaughter, Teagan Clifford, and soon to arrive great grandson Masiero;, brothers-in-law, Richard Gradkowski and Pasquale D'Annibale, sister-in-law, Marion Wilson all of New York, as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Masiero and a sister, Marilyn Masiero.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 25, 2020 at 11:00 am directly in St. Joseph's Church, 424 Coram Ave., Shelton. Interment will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery, Derby. A walk through visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, from 3-6 PM at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, CT 06611. Face masks and social distancing will be required as guests enter the building, pay their respects and then exit the building without lingering to allow others the same opportunity. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.