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.

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  1. Dear Mary & Linda, So sorry to hear about Paul He was my most wonderful English teacher at THS for 2 years \’68 and \’69. Mom used to do his mother\’s hair for years. I loved Mary, too. Wishing you peace. Debbie Thomas

  2. I can\’t express my heartfelt sorrow. It was an honor to have seen Paul for the past 21/2 years 6 days a week at Dialysis. He was a ray of sunshine, and will be missed more than he will ever know. My deepest sympathy goes out to Mary. I just wish I could have been there to say goodbye, but I won\’t forget my buddy. Good-Bye Paul !!

  3. It was my pleasure to know and work with Paul for his prosthetic care. He did very well and was an inspiration with his cheerful and optimistic attitude. Our condolences go out to Mary and his family from Paul and the office here at Hanger P&O.

  4. Paul was a long time colleague and a good friend. I valued his scholarship, honesty, and understanding. He will be missed. God Bless him.

  5. So sad to hear of Paul\’s passing. I am in Florida right now or I would have been there with you. My deepest sympathy. I will contact you upon my return. Love, Donna

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