Louis Francis Castagnaro, 87, of Summerville, SC, widower of Geraldine Castagnaro, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017.

The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday morning, June 29, 2017 at 11 o’clock in St. John the Beloved Catholic Church. The rite of committal will follow in Summerville Cemetery. A visitation with family and friends will be from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM at Parks Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted, or memorials in his name may be made to Griswold Special Olympics, 177 N. Burnham Hwy, Lisbon, CT 06351.

Louis was born May 30, 1930 in Norwich, CT, a son of the late Louis Frank Castagnaro and Anna Czubanski. Louis graduated from Griswold High School in the class of 1948. He honorably served as Sgt. First Class Photography Specialist in the US Army from 1949 to 1969. He was privileged enough to have one of his photographs on the cover of Life Magazine. He worked as a SC Department of Highways Foreman from 1970 to 1993. Louis loved fishing and was an avid fan of Summerville Greenwave Football.

Louis leaves behind his son, Louis Joseph Castagnaro of Summerville, SC; daughters, Victoria Dukes (Paul) of Ladson, SC and Luanne Normoyle (Mark) of Reevesville, SC; brother, Joseph Castagnaro (Cavá) of Lisbon, CT; and grandchildren, Caroline Dukes of Ladson, SC and Christopher Normoyle of Reevesville, SC. In addition to his wife, Geraldine, Louis is predeceased by his parents, Louis and Anna Castagnaro; sister, Barbara Castagnaro; and daughter-in-law, Mary Beth Castagnaro.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.