Mr. Francis A. Boccardi, 63, of Waterbury, CT, formerly of Terryville, CT, husband of Nelia (Silva) Boccardi, passed away Monday, January 4, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital, in Waterbury. Francis was known as Fran or Frank to his family and friends. He was born in Waterbury on March 7, 1946, son of the late Peter and Lydia (Milite) Boccardi. He was a graduate of Terryville High School, Porter and Chester Institute, and Post Jr. College. He served in the Army during the Vietnam Era, stationed in Germany. He was a retiree of New Departure Hyatt in Bristol and worked at a family business, Milite's Bakery, in Waterbury for many years. After his retirement, he worked part-time as a security guard. In earlier years, he enjoyed woodworking and working on and driving his 1969 Chevy Chevelle. He was a New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. He also enjoyed NASCAR and attended several races.
Fran is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Peter A. Boccardi and Audra J. Boccardi, of Southington, his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Boccardi Zappone and Marc J. Zappone of Plymouth, his daughter, Myra A. Boccardi, of Newington, his first wife Nancy A. (Seibert) Boccardi, of Terryville, and his sister, Phyllis (Boccardi) Worhunsky, of Wolcott. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Elizabeth Boccardi and Riley, Jacob, and Zoe Zappone, aunts, uncles, many cousins, several nieces and nephews, a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Renata and Armando Salvador, of Waterbury, a step grandson, Lucas Salvador, and a stepson, Eduardo Silva, of Brazil.
Funeral services for Francis will be held Friday, 9:30 a.m. from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville to the Immaculate Conception Church, Terryville at 10:00. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Terryville. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Francis's memory to the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 191 Main St., Terryville