For decades — as a physical education teacher, coach, and in retirement a nursery school worker — John Chacho helped raise Westport’s youth.
He and his wife Lucille raised 2 of their own: Steve and Susan.
On Thursday, Steve died of a heart attack after shoveling snow. He was 46 years old.
A lifelong resident of Westport, he was a wrestler, soccer player and track athlete. He graduated from Staples in 1982, and attended Sacred Heart University.
He spent his career in the restaurant industry, and was a passionate and creative cook.
In addition to his parents, Steve is survived by his wife, Angela Chacho, and 2 stepchildren, Abbey-Lynn Albani and Joseph Albani. He is also survived by his mother in-law, Mary Abraham and his father in-law, Louis Mennillo, andn many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at Assumption Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions in Stephen’s name to Assumption Church, 98 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT 06880.
Those wishing to leave an online condolence can click here. Cards may be sent to John and Lucille Chacho at 11 Tarone Dr., Westport, CT 06880.