Ciro Veneruso, M.D.

Ciro Veneruso, M.D. of Shelton, CT, formerly of Wellington, FL passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022. He was a lifelong resident of Connecticut, the son of Gaetano and Anna Veneruso. 

He was a graduate of Central High School class of 1947 and a member of the first graduating class of Fairfield University in 1951 with honors.  He attended Georgetown Medical School in Washington, DC, graduating in 1955.  He served his medical internship at Bridgeport Hospital from 1955 to 1956 after which he entered the US Air Force with the rank of Captain where he began his psychiatric training and served as a psychiatrist.  Upon his discharge in 1958 he completed his psychiatric training at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut and served as Chief, Female Admissions Unit until 1963 when he started his private practice of psychiatry in Trumbull, Connecticut. In 1981 he was asked to become Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatric Services, Department of Psychiatry of St. Vincent Medical Center in Bridgeport Connecticut. He served as Director of the DePaul Center until his retirement from the hospital in 1997. Subsequent to his retirement he worked on a part-time basis for Plexus Psychiatric Group and Columbia Mental Health, enjoying winters in Jupiter, Florida. In 2005 he retired to Wellington, Florida after 50 years of psychiatric practice. Dr Veneruso was Board Certified in Psychiatry, a Life Member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Connecticut Psychiatric Society and the Fairfield County Medical Association. He was well-respected and will always be remembered as a dignified and devoted professional and family man.

He was predeceased by his first wife Muriel and his loving wife, Mary Banores Veneruso and his brother Ralph Veneruso. He is survived by his daughter Annmarie Solaz and her husband, David, and two sons David Veneruso and his partner Cathy, and Michael Veneruso and his wife Carole. He is also survived by his grandchildren Gregory Solaz and Kristin Massimo and her husband Joe and daughter Blake, and Jodi Ferenz and her husband Dr Gregory Ferenz and their son Teddy, and Lisa Coates and her husband Michael and their daughters Lily and Isla.  In addition, he is survived by his stepdaughters Carre Harnett and her husband Matthew and Lauren Samperi and her husband Tom and their children, Thomas and Frank.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St Theresa Church in Trumbull, Connecticut on Thursday, September 15th at 11 am.  Interment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull, Connecticut at the convenience of the family. Abriola Parkview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donations to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation may be made in memory of Dr. Veneruso.