Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT


Richard L. Zotti Sr.

September 17, 1924June 26, 2019

Wednesday morning, June 26th, Richard Zotti (94) of Westbrook, drifted off in his sleep to join his wife, (Virginia Bickel), of 69+ years. He graduated from Hall High School, West Hartford, CT; served in WWII Navy (Guam Advance Base: Lion III, Lion VI). Owner of Zotti Shoe Service (Hartford and Newington) started by his father, Antonio, and in operation for over 70 years. Richard and Virginia volunteered for many Westbrook and Clinton organizations (Westbrook Seniors, Garden Club, Welcome Center, Estuary, Meals on Wheels, and played Santa and Mrs. Claus for St. Mary's Church of the Visitation. Survived by son: Richard L. Jr., son's wife, Bonnie and daughter, Farren. Grandsons; Nicholas, Richard L. III, Anthony. Daughter: Donna (Zottie) M.; husband, Stephen Chidrey. Grandchildren, Paul Childrey; his wife, Allison and great grandsons; Jacob, Wesley, and Caleb. Granddaughter; Julia and her husband, Kevin Hatcher. Memorial Service will be held on Monday July 1, 2019 at 1 pm; St Mary's Church, Clinton; reception follows at church. We are grateful to the Lord for Richard's long life and His continued provisions.


  • Memorial Service Monday, July 1, 2019


Richard L. Zotti Sr.

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Genua Family

June 28, 2019

A true gentleman; a devoted husband, father & grandfather; a treasured friend to many; a proud and loving veteran; brought pure joy to countless children as Santa! He will be truly missed and forever loved!! May God bless his family with peace and comfort. They have two very special angels watching over them!! XOXO