October 8, 1938 ~ January 6, 2003
Paul V. Cervoni, 64, husband of Mary K. Birdsall Cervoni of State St., North Haven, brother of Linda Randall of Sun City West, AZ. Paul was born in Bridgeport, Oct. 8, 1938 a son of the late Paul and Mary Turgiano Cervoni. English teacher, former Chairman of the English Dept. at Trumbull High School, twice made a National Center of Excellence in English. Paul was Chairman of the CT Council of Teachers of English and was active in the National Council of Teachers of English and the New England Council. Cervoni pioneered programs in the training of student teachers for Central CT State Univ., Univ. of Bridgeport and Southern CT State Univ. A Fullbright exchange teacher to England he was a champion of international education programs. A brilliantly innovative educational leader, his classes produced a wide range of high achieving students. He led a golden age of education from 1963 - 98. Funeral service Sat., Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. John Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbull Pl., North Haven, CT. Mary will greet family and friends from 10 - 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to Brown University, General Library Endowment, 110 Elm St. Providence, RI 02903 or Shoreline Dialysis Center, 34 East Industrial Rd., Branford, CT 06405. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT in care of arrangements.