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Eugene J. Delgrosso,  87

Eugene J. Delgrosso of Wallingford, a former Westport resident, died July 1 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after an extended illness. He was 87.

The husband of the late Mary (Marino) Delgrosso was born Dec. 14, 1929 in New York City, the son of the late Custer and Lillian (Zeoli) Delgrosso.

He was a graduate of Staples High School in Westport and received degrees from Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.

He served two years in the U.S. Air Force and worked for several companies and governmental agencies.

He participated in the development of new columbium alloys, powder alloys and metallic compositions for nuclear reactors and aircraft. He was awarded a number of patents in these areas and published a number of technical papers in American and British Journals.

He was a former communicant of SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterbury and St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. He was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild as well as the AAAS, AIME, ASM and served on the ASM Technical Advisory Committee.

His biography appeared in “Who’s Who in Engineering.” He served as peer educator with cardiology surgery and transplant patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital and he was an active fund raiser for the Yale Alumni Fund and class agent.

He was the recipient of the Association of Yale Alumni Distinguished Service Award.

He is survived by two nephews and a niece.

Funeral services fwere held on Friday, July 7 when a Mass of Chrisitan Burial was held at SS Peter & Paul Church with the Rev. John Lavorgna officiating. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery.

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