Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Rosario D. Salvo, 12

Rosario (Ross) D. Salvo of Newtown, son of Pasquale J. Salvo and Diane (Mueller) Salvo, died June 11 unexpectedly at Danbury Hospital. He was 12.

He was born March 6, 2006 in Norwalk and has been a lifelong resident of Newtown. He was a student at Reed School, where he just completed sixth grade.

Ross has been an Altar Server at ST Rose of Lima Church, a volunteer training assistant at Westport Volunteer EMS, where his parents have been longtime volunteers, and a member of Troop 770 Boy Scouts of America.

He has also been a karate brown belt with Schaolin Studios, a member of the Garden Club of Reed School, the Hoopsters Basketball, and the sixth grade chorus.

Survivors in addition to his parents include two sisters, Christine Salvo of Newtown, and Elizabeth Salvo O’Connell and her husband Corbett and Krista of Raymond, New Hampshire; one uncle, Peter Mueller and his wife MaryBeth and two aunts, Terri Williams and Maryann Salvo Drennen and her husband Thomas and several cousins. Ross was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Ross and Marie Salvo and his maternal grandparents, Donald and Ellen Mueller.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday June 21 at 11:30 a.m., meeting directly at ST Rose of Lima Church 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life following the mass in Holy Innocents Hall. Interment is going to take place Friday June 22 at Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville, Pennsylvania, at the request of the family calling hours have been omitted.

In lieu of flowers, the family is setting up a memorial scholarship toundation in Ross’s memory for the benefit of EMS training. The family requests that donations be held until the formal foundation is established.

The Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, Westport has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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