Dr. Robert Saisi
RUMFORD -- Dr. Robert Saisi, 82, died on August 12, 2013 at his residence on Holyoke Avenue, Rumford.
He was born in Rumford, on September 29, 1930, son of the late Natale and Cleofe (Corti) Saisi.
Dr. Saisi, valedictorian of Stephens High School (Rumford) Class of 1948, earned a E.D.D. in Education Administration/Supervision from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vienna (Austria)...both Summa Cum Laude.
He served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts: college professor/college dean in Massachusetts; and as a consultant to industry, state/national government, NATO, U.N., several Catholic Dioceses, and the Vatican.
Dr. Saisi, a veteran of the Korean War, served as a special agent with the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps. He received a battle field commission and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and the South Korean President Unit Citation. He is a member of the VFW Post # 1523 in Putnam, CT, and the American Legion Post #0111 in Woodstock, CT.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce (Crosby); devoted son, Kevin; very loving granddaughter, Casey; and two sisters, Olga Buccina and Marie Boudreau.
He was predeceased by sisters, Flora Saisi Angiolillo and Tina Paterson; and a brother, Michael Saisi.