Phillip Randall Bucchi Sr.

12 June, 19411 January, 2021

Phillip Randall Bucchi, Sr., 79, beloved husband of Edith (Prassl) Bucchi, of Old Lyme, CT, and Ocala, FL, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021. Born in New Britain on June 12, 1941 to the late Peter and Marietta (Ottavi) Bucchi, Phillip grew up in Newington and raised his family there. He graduated from Newington High School, earned a B.S. from Fairfield University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Hartford. He worked in data processing for various companies and retired from the State of CT DPUC.

Phillip enjoyed sports, especially basketball, and shared his enthusiasm and love of the game with his family and friends. He enjoyed coaching and mentoring his children, grandchildren, and others. He also passionately followed the UConn teams. Phillip was an avid golfer, card player and dancer with a life-long passion of the stock market. He will be remembered for his Sunday pancakes and meatballs and sauce, making cappellettes with family, playing family setback games, dancing and fooling around with his grandchildren, sea sickness, and his true love and devotion for his family, which included Corey the Cat. For 55 years, he never forgot his anniversary because it happened to coincide with his birthday. Phillip always said he was very blessed to have a wonderful family and caring friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Larissa Schroeder and her husband Edwin of Clinton; a son Phillip Bucchi, Jr. and his wife Kelly of Wethersfield; five grandchildren John and Elena Schroeder, and Phillip III (Tre), Lily and Taylor Bucchi; and sister Cristina Bucchi of Urbania, Italy. He was predeceased by his siblings Zara Sylvester, Mildred Lucco, and Peter A. Bucchi, Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 14th at 11am in Christ the King Church, McCurdy Rd., Old Lyme.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

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Phillip Randall Bucchi Sr.

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Tony Willis

21 January 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Phillip having passing away. I was one of his caregivers and he was really a fine gentleman to take care of. I know he loved and cherished his family and I could never beat him in chess. His humor was one of his many gifts. I know that he is in Jesus arms and at peace. May God bless and take of his love ones in this time of their sorrow .

Bob King

21 January 2021

Phil was an honored member of our 52 Club which gathered on several annual visits at Phil’s house in Old Lyme where he and his beloved wife, Edie, both entertained us despite Phils poker losses. The Club offers Phil our best and hopes that his unusual poker strategies become conventional in heaven. Bill, Jon, Bob, Jim, Jimmy, Tom (dec.) and Bob (dec.).

Peace playing cards and golf.

James Strelchun

15 January 2021

My sincere condolences to you and your family. It grieves me to have lost a life-long friend and classmate. Phil and I were pals from grammar school (Center) through college (Fairfield) and shared many enjoyable times together during those care-free, growing-up years. Regretably, I didn't keep up with future events in his life, since I had ventured off to CA after graduation to start my career. Nevertheless, I will always retain the wonderful memories of those youthful days with Phil and the various activities that we did together during that time.
Tempus fugit memento mori!

Sally Morgan Garuti

14 January 2021

Dear Edie, May your many memories of your husband, Phil, sustain you and your family during this time of loss.

Corky Sylvester

11 January 2021

Always will remember the good times in And my moms and dad‘s basement with the families having krashaAnd other desserts while washing them down with some wine and beer our Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joanne and Corky

Charles Stepbnowski

11 January 2021

It's ben a long time sine NHS 59 he was a good man and a great friend. there were 4 of us who went together. In the past 10 days Phil & Dick Clarkin have left us. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. All my best Charlie

Marc Pfister

11 January 2021

May you and your family find comfort and solace in the memories you hold and may his influence be everlasting.

Michelle Elliott

11 January 2021

Very sorry Phil to hear about the loss of your dad. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

-Michelle Elliott

Marie Ryan

11 January 2021

Dear Edith:
Our hearts ache for you and your family. Your husband was a true gift and will be sorely missed. God bless you and yours.
Richard and Marie Ryan

Joe Kasulis

10 January 2021

Phil was my best friend when we worked at Travelers. We car pooled to work when we both lived in New Britain. Phil was on my basketball team in the Travelers League. I bought a house in Berlin just before he did in Newington. I used to pick him on the way to our basketball games. We discussed game strategy on the drive to the games. He was my boss for a few years at Travelers. We shared the love of basketball and sports in general.
I wish to extend my sympathies to everyone in his family. Phil was too young to go this soon.
Joe Kasulis

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