Richard M. Burlant, 78, of Trumbull, music teacher with the City of Bridgeport and the Jazz Band director at the University of Bridgeport, husband of Joan Silvia, died Nov. 2, at St. Vincent\u2019s Medical Center. Born in Bridgeport on April 29, 1938, son of the late Charles and Rose Scinto Burlant. Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Christopher Burlant, a sister, Beverlee Abriola, a granddaughter, Heather Burlant, his dog, Max and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours: Thursday, Nov. 10, 4-8 p.m., Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Services: 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions: The Little Pink Shelter, a nonprofit 501c3 dog shelter at pinkshelter.com, 15 White Wood Lane, Westport CT 06880.