William Lagoja

William Lagoja

December 28, 1937 - January 23, 2021
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William Lagoja, age 83, of Shelton entered into rest on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the devoted husband of 54 years to Virginia (Pender) Lagoja.

William was born in Karlobag, Yugoslavia on December 28, 1937 son of the late Anton and Maria (Regitnik) Lagoja. At age 5 William and his family moved to Rattendorf, Austria, then came to America in 1950 and he moved to Shelton in 1969. William attended the German School of Connecticut for 12 years. He graduated from Bassick High School in 1956. He went on to earn the rank of Corporal in the U.S Army while being stationed in Texas. He was employed as a machinist and instructor by AVCO for 31 years before his retirement. William was a lover of all animals, especially dogs. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family.

He was survived by his sister Marge (Lagoja) Pekar, nephews Ernest Lagoja and John Pekar, niece Rosemary Walsh, cousin David M Beaver who was a longtime source of news to William and several other nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews. William was predeceased by his brother Ernst Lagoja.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Best Friend Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd. P.O. Box 567, Kanab, UT 84741. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic his funeral services with full military honors will be private.

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton has been entrusted with his arrangements. Friends may leave condolences at
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    January 28th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    January 28th, 2021 2:00pm
    Riverview Funeral Home
    390 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
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    Fr. Milan Dimic


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michael stevko

Posted at 10:20am
sorry to hear about our former wonderful neighbor. Bill was like a grandfather to my five boys. he had a lot of patients for their mischief.

Laura Mae & family

Posted at 11:51am
Dear Aunt Ginny, Uncle Bill was a kind soul and he will never be forgotten. I am so sorry for your loss. We have many memories to remember him by.
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