Faust J. Verna, a lifelong resident in the Ridgefield-Danbury area, died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday evening, December 21, at his most recent home at Ridgefield Crossings. He was 94-years-old, and the widower of Emily C. Verna, to whom he was married for 55 years and whom he survived for 16 years.
Mr. Verna was born in Ridgefield on September 30, 1923, in a house behind what is now the Aldrich Museum on Main St. He was the son of Mario and Eugenia (Barbaressi) Verna, and graduated from Ridgefield H.S. in 1942. It was at Ridgefield High that he met and graduated with his future wife. They began dating in their junior year and were married on September 9, 1946, in St. Mary’s Church in Ridgefield, after he returned from serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In the Navy, he was extremely proud to have served as an Aviation Ordnance Mate, First Class (Air Bomber) [AOM-1C-AB], with Patrol Bomber Squadron 104 (VPB-104) in the Southwest Pacific.