Funeral for former Stamford police chief Wednesday


Former Stamford Police Chief Louis DeCarlo. Mark Conrad/Staff photo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday for former police Chief Louis DeCarlo, 71.

The funeral procession for the 32-year member of the police department, will leave Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory on Myrtle Avenue on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. and proceed to Sacred Heart RC Church, at 37 Schuyler Ave.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church at 11 a.m. and interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery in Darien.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday June 17 from 2 to 8 p.m.

DeCarlo, 71, was found dead by police early Thursday afternoon of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Belltown home.

DeCarlo joined the department in 1971 and five years later was promoted to dispatcher. In 1977, he was promoted to sergeant and went on to lead the department’s special investigations bureau.

He worked his way up to Lieutenant followed by Deputy Chief and was appointed chief in 2001. He retired as Chief in 2004.

He is survived by his wife Fran Sinaguglia DeCarlo, daughters Laura Neilson of Stratford, Nicole Mahady of New Milford, brother Franklin DeCarlo of Boca Raton, Fla. and sister Lucy Scaturchio of Stamford.