NEW MILFORD – Deacon Robert Eugene Muro Sr., 71, of New Milford, passed away on Dec. 19, 2014, at Danbury Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Donna Hunter Muro.
He was born on July 7, 1943, in Norwalk, a son of the late Michael and Helen Davies Muro. He was a retired printer with the Hour Publishing Co. in Norwalk and a retired security guard at New Milford High School and served as a deacon at Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish before becoming a founding member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church. He and his wife were very involved in the religious education program at St. Francis Xavier for many years. They were also very active in the Marriage Encounter movement.
He was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1995.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, he is survived by a son, Robert Eugene Muro Jr. of Southington; a daughter, Amanda Jean Muro of East Hartford; two brothers, James Muro of Norwalk and Michael Muro of Norwalk; a sister, Helen Kurtzman of Norwalk; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Muro.
Auxiliary Bishop Christie A. Macaluso celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial on Dec. 27 at St. Francis Xavier Church.