Westport Mourns Bob Lasprogato

Republican registrar of voters Bob Lasprogato died last night, at Norwalk Hospital. The former 3rd selectman was 71, and had been in a coma for 2 weeks after suffering a heart-related issue.

Bob was beloved in town — on both sides of the political aisle — for his many activities, ranging from Sunrise Rotary and Westport Community Theatre to Christ & Holy Trinity Church.

In decades of work as an actor, radio personality, jazz musician and entrepreneur, Bob made countless friends. Click “Comments” below to share your favorite stories and memories of this Westport icon.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

Bob Lasprogato

Bob Lasprogato

15 responses to “Westport Mourns Bob Lasprogato

  1. Tom Feeley

    RIP, Bob



  2. Angela Ryan

    We bought a house 4 years ago that shares a driveway with Bob and Joan. Our first introduction to Bob was when he was outside cleaning his musket. He was fondly referred to as “Mr. L” by my son. Bob’s Honda Fit has been sitting quietly in the driveway for 2 weeks now, and it is such a forlorn site. That car was always zipping in and out of the driveway, for Bob was involved is so much about town. He will be missed. Hugs and peace to Joan and the rest of Bob’s friends and family.

  3. Bob will be so missed from our Christ & Holy Trinity family and in the deepest part of my own heart. He was a dear friend.
    My sincerest condolences to you, Joan, and all the family.

  4. Had breakfast with Bob two weeks ago at Sunrise Rotary where he was regaling us with his recent trip to Italy and also his CT Yankee ancestry that goes back to the 17th Century in this area. We’ll all miss this thoughtful, kind and community-minded friend.

  5. Fred Cantor

    Bob was so active in so many ways and was such a bundle of energy. In addition to all of the activities you described above, he also volunteered for the thankless job of being treasurer of his road association. He was incredibly versatile and so willing to help out.

  6. Bob was an incredible person…From the start of Al’s Angels, he always worked with us to do all he could to raise awareness and support for our work…This is a tremendous loss. We know that today…our great Angel…Bob Lasprogato is working with a legion of Angels in Heaven. May God Bless his family with great strength during this chalenging time..
    love Al DiGuido / Al’s Angels

  7. Such a kind and lovely gentleman. Westport will miss him. God bless.

  8. Charlie Haberstroh

    Bob was a real classy guy who put Westport first in all his myriad activities around town. He cared and was always one of the first to step up to the plate for local charities, theater and government.

  9. Tom Costaggini

    I’m so sad to hear of Bob’s death! We’ve known him for many years as an Actor, Musician and all-around Good Friend! I will miss him so!

  10. Bob represented the best of Westport: positive outlook, volunteer spirit and tireless dedication to whatever he was doing. He will be missed by so many. My deepest sympathies to Joan and the entire family.

  11. Gary Singer

    How very sad. Much too soon, and a lot of warmth and talent gone. I
    was fortunate to have shared with Bob our love of jazz, drumming, and the Westport Community Theatre. Living down here in Sarasota, I was always happy to see friends from Westport, and was thrilled to bump into Bob and Joan a few years ago at the Ringling Museum of Art. He will be missed in many quarters.

  12. Jamie Walsh

    What a loss for Westport and all who’s lives he touched.

  13. Amy Schneider

    Bob’s been an active member of so many civic and artistic endeavors in town. He and Joan have kept the Westport Community theater alive with much help from others. Before the beginning of each play he would remind us to turn off our cell phones, tell us where the exits were, and it took a while before I realized it was on tape and he wasn’t at the theater. I hope the theater will keep his introduction. He had a great voice, was a fine actor and a great musician. I hope there are some CD’s of his jazz band. We were lucky enough to see some of his performances. He taught us poll workers the laws and guidelines of how to run an efficient election with both seriousness and humor. And I know he did so much more! In a roundabout way Bob and Joan are like family and we will miss him. A loss for Westport, and Joan and their families. Our sympathies, Amy and Bruce Schneider

  14. kirsten woods

    My fondest memory is Bob behind a set of drums- he will be missed. I last saw him Christmas eve ushering together at the Midnight mass at Christ and Holy Trinity, what a lovely man.

  15. This is such sad news. Bob and I didn’t always agree on politics, but it never stopped us from having a strong professional relationship when he and I worked together in radio. He was a gentleman and a fine human being. He will be missed.