May 27, 1930 – November 12, 2021
Nicholas T. Saviano “Jr”, of Westport, passed away quietly at home on Friday morning November 12, 2021. Nick was the second son of Nicholas T. and Rose A. (Fiorillo) Saviano. He attended school in Westport and graduated from Staples High School in 1947. On a scholarship, he received a bachelor’s degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was inducted into the Sigma Xi Honor Society.
Nick was a longtime Westport resident. He was an avid reader and practiced many hobbies during his life, including photography, horseback riding, skiing, wine making, family genealogy, aviation, and navigation. In his youth, he owned a small private plane with his older brother. He loved to travel and traveled all over the country and to several other countries including Italy and China with his family and friends.
For most of his career he worked as an Electrical Engineer at Sperry Rand / Unisys in New York as Senior Section Head of Research, Software Development, Embedded and Ground Systems Group. Nick also held a number of patents.
He enjoyed volunteering for many years at the Westport Public Library and the Sons of Italy. For several years, he was a usher at the Church of the Assumption. He was devoted to his family and friends and always ready to help
He was predeceased by his mother and father from Westport, older brother Ralph from Massachusetts, nephew David and wife Joanne from New Hampshire, and several longtime friends. He is survived by his sister Florence of Stratford, his brother Thomas of Westport, his nieces Dyana (Jack) and Felica (Keith) both of Monroe, his niece Suzanne (Jim) of New Hampshire, his nephew Mark (Masako) of Colorado, four great-nieces, six great-nephews, two great-great-nephews, one great-great-niece and seven divine children.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m., directly at the Church of the Assumption, 98 Riverside Ave. Westport, CT for a Christian burial mass. Interment will follow at Assumption-Greens Farms Cemetery, 57 Greens Farms Road Westport, Connecticut. There will be a reception immediately following the funeral at Christ and Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Ln, Westport, CT. Gifts can be given in memory of Nick at Union College, https://ualumni.union.edu/ Give Now
Posted by The Hour & Connecticut Post on November 26, 2021.