Otto Veglio

Otto Louis Veglio, age 85, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of the late Catherine “Kay” Rogers Veglio entered into eternal rest on, Sunday, October 10, 2021, in the comfort of his home with his children by his side.  Otto was born in Bridgeport, CT on June 21, 1936, he was the son of the late Ottavio L. and Frances Ann (Solmo) Veglio.  

A lifelong Bridgeport resident, Otto was the owner and operator of Ottavio’s Catering located in Fairfield and then years later in Bridgeport. He was the founding member of the Connecticut Professional Catering Association. After retiring from the catering business, he became a Mortgage broker for Northeast Mortgage and then opened his own mortgage company, Rainbow Financial, where he helped many families achieve their dream home. Otto was also the former owner of 42nd Street, a Jazz Club in Downtown Bridgeport, Terri-Anne Fur Storage, Fairfield Pawn Brokers, Peter D’s Deli, and Academy Limousine. Otto served on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Bridgeport for many years. He also was on the Board of Directors for The Ella Grasso Center and for The Kennedy Center. His career in catering began in the late 1960’s when he opened The Corner Coffee Shop on North Avenue in Bridgeport, where his love for catering became a family business.  

Above all Otto was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather.  He cherished his family and time spent with them, especially his grandchildren and making memories to last a lifetime. The unconditional love he gave and the values he taught will forever live in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Otto will be deeply missed. Survivors include his loving family, daughter Terri De Monte and her husband John, his son and caretaker Ottavio Veglio (Grace Bissenden); his cherished grandchildren, Peter De Monte (Erica Tranquillo), Danielle Davila and her husband Luis. His sister Lillian Torricelli, and his sister-in-law Maryann Rogers, his childhood friends Gerald (Gerry) Duda, George McCullough and his little buddy Kayden Covington. Otto was extremely fortunate to have many nieces, nephews, and friends, along with his children and grandchildren’s friends who affectionately called him, “Big Otto” “Legs” “Big O” and “Papa Otto.” The family would like to thank Hilda Johnson for taking wonderful care of both Otto and Kay for many years.   

Otto was predeceased by his brother Vincent Veglio, two sisters, Elizabeth Iacomacci and Dorothy Pucci, her husband Henry, brother-in-law Raymond Torricelli, his cousin Evelyn Marano and nephew Gary Pucci.  

Relatives and friends may attend a viewing on Friday, October 15, at 9:30 am in Our Lady of The Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. The family request everyone wears a mask and respect social distancing. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 am officiated by Father Pete Cipriani, Interment to immediately follow at Mountain Grove Cemetery, 2675 North Avenue, Bridgeport. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd, Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the family in memory of Otto.