Wake:

Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.

Services:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday in St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Donations:

Contributions in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County (www.visitingnurse.net)

Robert Paul Smurlo Sr.


August 20, 1938 - October 9, 2019

Robert Paul Smurlo Sr. 81, husband of Catherine Godino Smurlo, passed away peacefully at his home in Norwalk, surrounded by loved ones on October 9, 2019.

Born August 20, 1938 in Stamford, CT, he was the son of the late Frank and Charlotte Richiski Smurlo. 

Mr. Smurlo retired from the town of Greenwich Highway Department after more than 30 years. In his retirement, he worked as a gatekeeper at Byram Beach for 19 years. In his youth, he was an accomplished athlete, recognized by the Greenwich Old Timers Association for playing Baseball, Softball and Football. He was known for the phrase: “He may be small but he’s dyn-o-mite!”. He was also a Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus Third Degree.

In addition to his wife Cathy, he is survived by his daughters Marie Vizzo (Anthony) of Monroe, CT, Justine DeRuvo of Jacksonville, FL and Laura Gancarz of Newington, CT; by son Robert Smurlo Jr. of Greenwich, CT and by Daniel Hickman of Norwalk, who was like a son to him.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and by his brother Frank E. Smurlo of Old Greenwich.

Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Tuesday in St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk. Contributions in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County (www.visitingnurse.net)

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lisa Orr

    October 11, 2019
    Lisa Orr -
  • Marie, Justine & Family-
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. May he RIP. Keep the memories.

    October 11, 2019
    Marilyn M Buckley -
  • Deepest sympathies to the family! Bob was loved by all!

    October 11, 2019
    Emily Vizzo -
  • Favorite Cuz, favorite playmate, little kids together, favorite memories-love you Cuz!

    October 11, 2019
    Cuz-Christine Smurlo Ricciardi and Husband Gerald -
  • Bob, you were always there with a Mikes Lemonade for me and a treat for Penelope, you made us both smile on a daily basis. We will miss your wit and open heart dearly. R.I.P xxx

    October 11, 2019
    Angela -
  • So very sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Losing a father leaves a whole in your heart that can not be filled. Love to you and the family he was a lovely man always happy to see you. Sorry I can’t be there in person since I no longer live in the area. With sympathy, Hope

    October 12, 2019
    Hope Forsyth -
  • Rob and Family –

    keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

    John & Bobbi Tar

    October 14, 2019
    John & Bobbi Tar -
  • Uncle Bob was the best! I will never forget how good the both of you were to my mom after my dad died. True friends are hard to come by and that’s what the both of you are ❤️

    October 15, 2019
    Shannon Sheehan -
  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with all of you but just know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad was always so sweet, loving, and welcoming to me throughout the years. I will miss him dearly. I’m sending you big hugs from Florida xoxo!

    October 16, 2019
    Pam and Gary Broadwell -
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