DANBURY, Conn. - Roger J. Custodio of Danbury died Sunday, Oct. 26. He was 70.
Custodio was born Jan. 11, 1944, in New Bedford, Mass., to Elzira Farias and Jose Custodio. He moved to Danbury with his parents. He was a 1962 graduate of Danbury High School. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
After his discharge, he returned to Danbury and took a job with Eagle Pencil. He also worked for John Hancock Insurance Co. After leaving the insurance industry, he took a job at Danbury Hospital as warehouse manager.
For the last 15 years, he built a livery service that has helped the Danbury community. He was a politician, a staunch Republican who, under former Mayor Boughton, ran for Common Council president and served during his term. For over 20 years he coached Babe Ruth Baseball and Immaculate High School Girls Soccer teams.
Custodio is survived by his children, Deborah D'Ostilio of Danbury, Jeffrey Custodio of Danbury and Adrienne Evee (Roger), of Medford, Mass.; eight grandchildren; sister, Elsie Machado (Armando), of Danbury; nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Sharon Ann.
Calling hours are Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Peter Church, Danbury with the Rev. Gregg Mecca, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Custodio's memory may be made to the Danbury Police Athletic League (Danbury PAL), 35 Hayestown Road, Danbury, CT 06810 or to Immaculate High School Girls Soccer, c/o Immaculate High School, 73 Southern Blvd., Danbury, CT 06810 or go to www.immaculatehs.org
For more information, visit www.thegreenfuneralhome.com
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