In Loving Memory of William Emerick Wargo, Sr.

August 21, 1926
Bridgeport, CT
September 09, 2017
North Haven, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Wednesday, 4-8 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

September 13, 2017


Spear-Miller Funeral Home

Visitation, Wednesday 4-8 PM


Family Gathering


Vitas Innovative Hospice

199 Park Road Extension #102,
CT 06766

Southport Volunteer Fire Department

69 Main Street,
CT 06890

William Emerick Wargo, Sr.

Born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Andrew and Margaret Wargo, he had been a Fairfield resident for most of his life. Bill graduated from Nathan Hale School and served in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II and the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War. He retired in 1997 as the Head Custodian for the Fairfield Public School System. Following his retirement he worked as a parking lot security guard at the CVS on Black Rock Turnpike where he enjoyed chatting with the many patrons he assisted. Bill was a member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. He loved watching hockey and was a life member of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Booster Club. He was active in scouting during his son’s scouting days with Troop 82 in Fairfield. Bill loved Halloween, and was famous in his South Benson Road neighborhood for his extensive decorations. He loved animals of all kinds and was always willing to take strays under his wing and care for them. Bill loved yard work and always was working on a variety of projects. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include his beloved son, William Emerick Wargo, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of North Haven; five cherished granddaughters who he loved very much, Linda, Brenda, Jenna, Alexa and Victoria; a loving great-grandson, Liam; his devoted in-laws, Henry and Sharon Rafa of Virginia and Diane Allen of Vermont and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Wargo. Friends may greet the family Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. A private graveside service with military honors will be held in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the caring and devoted staff of Vitas Hospice of Middlebury for the wonderful and compassionate care provided to Bill during his illness. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Innovative Hospice, 199 Park Road Extension #102, Middlebury, CT 06766 or to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 69 Main Street, Southport, CT 06890. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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4 Guestbook Entries for William Emerick Wargo, Sr.

  1. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of William. You will be reunited with him again on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

  2. On behalf of the Benway Family, we say goodbye to our dear friend and neighbor, Bill. Though Bill’s passing is very sad, we are comforted knowing that Bill is now reunited in eternal life with Barbara who has been waiting for him for the last four years. We remember fondly the many occasions spent together over the years with our wonderful neighbors and will never forget all the kindnesses bestowed upon us by such beautiful people. Our condolences to Bill, Jennifer and their family on the loss of one so dear. God bless you all. Our love, Karen and Alan Benway and family.

  3. We will always remember our “uncle Bill” as happy , fun- loving and kind to everyone . I can honestly say that I never heard him say a bad word about anyone . He will be missed done here on earth although I’m sure Marge and Babs are looking to seeing him in heaven . RIP

  4. Rest in peace Uncle Bill. I will cherish the memories that I have of you while visiting at your Fairfield home. You always spent time with us even after a long day at work.