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Article Published July 11, 2019
Bernard ‘Ben’ Joseph Maltese
Old Saybrook

Bernard “Ben” Joseph Maltese, 90, of Old Saybrook, passed away on July 5. He was born on March 19, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of James Maltese and Rose LoCurto Maltese.

Bernard had a successful marketing career, retiring from Time magazine and was also a top sales executive at Life magazine. He was a vice president at Gumbiner-North, a high energy, Madison Avenue ad agency. He started his career at Dancer, Fitzgerald, Sample, starting in the mail room and working his way up to account executive handling major national accounts. Bernard also served in the Army National Guard during the Korean conflict.

He is survived by his sister Frances Guadagno of Old Saybrook; nieces and nephews Stephen (Maria) Galgon and children Greg (Danielle) Galgon and children, and Valerie Guadagno; as well as his longtime companion Watraut Regehly.

Calling hours were held on July 7 at Swan Funeral Home, 1224 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook. A Mass of Christian burial was held on July 8 in St. John Church, 161 Main St., Old Saybrook. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Old Saybrook. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.