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Orlando F. Busino


Orlando F. Busino, 95, of Ridgefield, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann (Darlington) Busino having just celebrated 70 years of marriage. Mr. Busino was born on October 10, 1926 in Binghamton, NY; a son of the late Frank and Rose (Clementi) Busino.

A resident of Ridgefield since 1962; Mr. Busino was a retired Cartoonist and his work was published in newspapers and magazines including McCall’s and Boy’s Life. He was a member of the Cartoonist Society and a 3-time winner of the Gag Cartoonist of the Year Award and several other awards. Mr. Busino was a faithful parishione­r and Eucharisti­c Minister at St. Mary’s Church, Ridgefield.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ann; and their children: Christophe­r Busino, Michele Busino Carrano, Andrea Busino Dolan and her husband, Jim, Robert Busino, and Frank Busino. In addition, Mr. Busino is survived by 2 grandchild­ren; Joseph Carrano and his partner, Audrey, and Danielle Stewart, and her partner, Tashia Jones as well as his great-grandchild­ren, Gabrielle, Austin, Adrianna,

Penelope, and Taylor and his great-great-grandchild, Roman. In addition to his parents, Mr. Busino was predecease­d by a daughter, Linda Diane Busino Bryant.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery; 110 North Street, Ridgefield. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributi­ons may be made to the Internatio­nal Rescue Committee or to a charity of your choice. Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield is in care of funeral arrangemen­ts.

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