Eugene Fortunato “Gene” Ridolfi of Niantic, a Ridgefield native and avid fisherman, died June 2, after a sudden illness. He was 76.
Mr. Ridolfi was born in Branchville on July 2, 1936 to Americo Vespucci Ridolfi and Augusta Esposti Ridolfi. He attended Ridgefield Schools and Bryant College in Rhode Island. Initially employed at Burndy in Norwalk, he later became a longtime employee of General Sheet Metal Works in Stratford, from which he retired.