Clifford Lawrence Miller, 89, of Bristol, beloved husband of Theresa Soprano, died on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Born on Jan. 25, 1933 in Warwick, NY, he was the second youngest of 13 children and son of German immigrants and dairy farmers Peter Miller, Jr and AnnaMarie (Paffenroth) Miller. Cliff enlisted in the US Navy in 1951 and served on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War. After his service in the Navy he became a successful salesman, small business owner, real estate investor and devoted husband and loving father of six children.
Cliff was charismatic and curious and a great conversationalist. He was humble and genuine and saw the humor in everyday life. He enjoyed nothing more than to share a meal with his extended family and catch up on everyone’s news. His greatest qualities were his compassion and empathy for others. Cliff was a supporter of anyone who needed a helping hand. He gave freely with no expectation of recognition or payback and made a difference in many lives. This is the legacy he leaves to his family.
Cliff was preceded in death by his son Peter Miller. In addition to his wife Theresa of 67 years, Cliff is survived by his children: Janet and Steve Reynolds of Lafayette, CO, Jennifer and Vincenzo Sirigu of Bristol, Christine and Alan Levesque of Alexandria, VA, Clifford and Lisa Miller of Yarmouthport, MA, Michele and Bruce Clifford of Chatham, MA and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Relatives and friends are invited to a socially distanced visitation at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on Tuesday (Feb. 1, 2022) from 12-1 p.m. followed by a Service to Remember starting at 1 p.m. (Masks are mandatory). The funeral will be livestreamed and may be viewed by visiting www.FunkFuneral Home.com. A Military Honors burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Donations in Cliff's memory can be made to VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Fisher House (135F), ATTN: Amanda Salthouse, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516 Please visit Cliff’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com .