OBITUARY

Salvatore J. Locario

March 18, 1937November 20, 2021

Salvatore J. “Sal” Locario, 84, of East Hartford, loving husband of 44 years of the late Catherine (Itczak) Locario, peacefully went to be with the Lord with his caring daughter by his side on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on March 18, 1937, a son of the late Joseph A. and Angeline (Carbone) Locario, he had been a resident of East Hartford for the past 60 years. Sal was a graduate of Bulkeley High School in Hartford, class of 1955 and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years as an Installation Technician by SNETCO. A talented craftsman, Sal liked creating and making various things for others to enjoy. He was a loyal fan of the New York Yankees and loved animals. Sal was proud of his Italian heritage, and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who cherished his time spent with all of them. Sal is survived by a daughter, Christine L. Brimley and her husband Daniel of Manchester; a son, Richard Locario and his wife MaryAnn of Ocoee, FL; five special grandchildren, Daniel Brimley and his wife Nikki of Enfield, Jacqueline Ennes and her husband Zach of Natick, MA, Nathan Locario and his wife Sarah of Mount Dora, FL, Noah Locario and his fiancée Madi Schrenker of Ocoee, FL, Sam Locario of Ocoee, FL; two adored great-grandchildren, Riley Brimley and Ella Brimley both of Enfield; several former co-workers and dear friends. Besides his beloved wife and parents, Sal was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Locario of Wethersfield. Funeral service will be Friday (December 3, 2021) at 11am from the D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12 noon at Our Lady of Peace Church of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 370 May Road, East Hartford. Burial with military honors will follow at Veteran’s Memorial Field-Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. Sal’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday (December 2, 2021) from 4 – 6 pm at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sal’s name may be made to Protector of Animals, 144 Main Street, Unit O, East Hartford, CT 06118. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopoeh.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Protectors of Animals

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, December 3, 2021

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Joseph and Sandra Amirault

December 2, 2021

Our neighborhood has suffered a great loss and never will be the same without Sal. Thirty Six years ago we moved into the neighborhood and Sal was the first to greet us. I had a Ford truck with distinctive animals on the cab which drew Sal's attention. It turns out he knew me from different construction sites. Our friendship grew from that point on. Sal and I came up with many ingenious inventions to make our yard work easier over the years. He was always there to lend a helping hand. That was Sal!! Sandy and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Locario family.
Joe, Sandy & Jamie

Sue & Bob Mitton

December 1, 2021

We were deeply saddened to learn of our beloved Sal’s passing.
Words cannot begin to express our sadness.
Over the years, we grew to love Sal like a Dad and Papa to our family ~ Eric, Jenna, Sophia and Emily. Living next door to Sal, allowed us to spend many happy and special hours watching him enjoy our family as much as we did. He was a gift from above. Our dear Sal has given us so many beautiful memories that will forever be held in our hearts.
For me, I valued Sal ever so much. Having just lost my Dad, I came to look to him for the advice and love I’d look to my Dad for. Our quiet talks on his swing will stay with me forever. His loving care of our family; especially our Sophia, will warm our hearts forever. Nobody could ever have given me such joy when I needed it most. I never realized until now the empty spot he has left in my heart. I will remain eternally grateful for his presence in our lives. He will be sorely missed and forever loved.
Love is love for eternity. Rest In Peace dear one. May we join you again one fine day.

Mike & Sarah Doucette

November 30, 2021

My husband Mike and I met Sal through our neighbors when we bought our home 11 years ago. We would occasionally join the Sunday breakfast crew at Anna’s. He instantly became “Uncle Sal”. Sal was around just about everyday either hanging out at the “shop” or up at the round table. The first day we met Uncle Sal, it felt like we knew him for years. He had such a warm calming presence, and always made you feel welcome. Instantly he became part of our family. He never missed an event at our home, or in the neighborhood. He was always there to inspect a project, offering his expertise, and lending a hand. Also, he was well known for making a craft or trinket. When winter came, Sal would be the first to the shop to light the fire and have a movie playing. He had no problem watching the same movie over and over, especially Rambo First Blood. At the round table there was always a drink to be had, old war stories shared, and plenty of laughter.

Sal, you are sorely missed. The Shop is not the same without you. We will always think of you, especially when riding around in your old blue jeep. Thank you for being such a special part of our lives.

We will never forget the wonderful memories we have of you, especially the daily visits to the shop or the round table.
Sincerely, the Connolly, Doucette, Wazer, and Ruff families.

Gina & Tony Carbone

November 29, 2021

Thanks Uncle Sal, for Sunday mornings after church at Ma Carbone's. Monica, Elisa, Antonio & Gianna loved hearing you retell the memories, family history and being spoiled with cupcakes or doughnuts. They were fortunate enough to hear it all first hand. And I know it is in their hearts.
As time crept closer to afternoon, you and Tony continued the comradery while the 'girls' cooked and you entertained whoever stopped by with your favorite brandy.
We shared a love for crafts ,upcycling projects and old Jeeps. My girls called you the family Cary Grant in flannel and suspenders. I agree, you were always the suave gentleman in plaid and I loved patching those old down vests. Got one more year out of them!
Tony will miss you too, at the counter on Good Friday and Christmas Eve delighting in tradition with every cooked smelt, snorted laugh and piece of horse radish pie on fresh Italian bread!
Thanks Uncle Sal, for welcoming my family, enjoying our kids and for treating me like one of 'the girls'. I will miss you. We all will.

Eric and Jenna Milman

November 28, 2021

Jenna and I bought our first home next to Sal in 2007 when we were 26 years old, and unusual as it sounds we were instantly friends. I was pretty clueless about homeownership and Sal was willing to help me with any project, usually involving finding the perfect tool in his garage. Sal taught me everything I know about engines, tools, lawns, leaves and countless other things. There was something so comforting about pulling into the driveway and seeing his garage door open, which meant he was still up for a beer or a dinner invite. Sal became a part of our family.

He was the first one to greet us when we brought our daughters home from the hospital and they grew up calling him Grandpa Sal. Sophia would follow him around the yard and join him on his swing any chance she could. Again, as unusual as it sounds they were instant buddies. Emily was young when we moved from that house, so doesn’t remember Sal as our neighbor, but that didn’t change the love that she had for him. She looked forward to his visits at our new house; he treated her like a star. Sal would never visit empty handed, bringing them a coloring book, a magnet, or a cupcake, their eyes lit up every time they saw him. They were so lucky to have Sal in their lives; and we just know they will always remember his kindness and love.

Sal, I’m going to miss our trips to Anna’s or the hardware store. I’m going to miss yelling “YO” and startling you while you were trying to nap on your swing. I’m going to miss changing the oil with you. I’m going to miss your “yo bro” texts. Most of all, I’m going to miss sitting on your swing having a beer, listening to the Yankees on the radio and talking with you about life. You have brought so much joy to our lives Sal, I’m so thankful that I got to call you my friend for the last 14 years. Rest in peace bro.

We want to offer our condolences to his family. We hope you are finding comfort during this difficult time knowing how many lives he touched.

Robert Mazurkivich

November 26, 2021

I came to know Sal five years ago when I moved into the neighborhood. From the first day I met him until almost very nearly the last day of his life he was outside working on a project. Through the years he was a source of assistance about all things mechanical; and being new to the neighborhood he frequently asked me “what’s our next project?” So that kept the pipeline full. We accomplished a variety of projects - he was always very willing to help and in some cases lead the project from start to finish. Many times we usually finished up and shared a meal together. He recently came to like Asian delights such as Kimchi, Pho 501 soup, pork rib soup, and a summer treat comprised of longan fruit with vanilla ice cream. I learned a lot from him and thoroughly enjoyed catting with him and talking about EH news. Ning and I will miss Sal very much. We would like to express our sympathies to Christine and Richard and the extended Locario and Brimley families for your loss. Bob & Ning

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY