Francis R. Adzima

July 16, 1929May 16, 2011

Francis R. “Bob” Adzima, 81, widower of Sheila Alice (Poirier) Adzima, father and patriarch, passed from this life to life eternal on Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut. He was born July 16, 1929 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, son of the late Frank and Sue (Mindzora) Adzima and grew up in Bridgeport, CT. He joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating from College of the Holy Cross. After boot camp he was assigned to Camp LeJeune as a pay records clerk where he met the woman that became his wife, Sheila A. (Poirier). They were married May 22, 1954, and he was honorably discharged from the Marines, Jan. 20, 1954 at the rank of Sergeant. The couple moved to Trumbull, Connecticut, later that year, where Sheila was a stay at home mom and raised five children. The family moved to New Britain in 1977. He worked as a Photo Finisher for Frank’s Photo Service in Bridgeport and later New Britain Camera Shop. Bob was a communicant of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church. Bob and Sheila were married for 56 years. A loving and devoted father and grandfather, he is survived and will be missed by his loving children: Sharon Sforza and her husband Robert of Milford, Connecticut, Jeffrey Adzima and his wife Barbara of San Diego, California, Robert Adzima and his wife Pamela of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, Roger Adzima and his wife Kitty of Loganville, Georgia and Melissa Thomas and her husband Kevin of New Britain. He is also survived by fifteen treasured grandchildren, Ryan, Timothy, Gregory, Kathryn, Lindsay, Lucas and Christopher Adzima and Francis Robert Adzima II, Jeremy and Adam Sforza, Terra, Kyle, Devin and Thomas, Nicholas and Daniel Lovett and five precious great-grandchildren, Danika, Lucien, Amanda and Zachary Adzima and Steven Lovett. He also leaves a sister, Frances (Aggie) Scholz and her husband William. Funeral services will begin on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8AM from the New Britain Memorial-Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Avenue, New Britain, followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial 9:00am in St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, 1010 Slater Road, New Britain, with full military honors following the church services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours at the funeral home are Friday, May 20, 2011, 4-8PM. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospital for Special Care, Pulmonary Support Group ATTN: Janet Bowen. SEMPER FI. For a complete obituary or to offer condolences and tributes, please visit


  • Visitation Friday, May 20, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 21, 2011

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May 22, 2011

Adzima family: My name is John P Collins. I was Bob's first roommate at The College of the Holy Cross and thought of him often over these many years. We occupied a two man room in the tower of Fenwick overlooking the Quad. I have, as a fellow Marine often wondered what Bob had done with his life and now, from the excellent Obit I have my answer. My sincere condolences to all friends and family.
In sympathy, John

Tim Gleason

May 21, 2011

Sharon, Jeff, Bobbie, Melissa, I am sorry to here of your Dad's passing. Maybe he joined the neighborhood in the sky with your mom, my dad ,the Pryzybylski's the Mathews and all the rest.
Be well

Tim Cheryl and family

May 21, 2011

Sharon, Jeff, Bobbie, Roger, Melissa, I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I often think of Mac Arthur rd and always remember you guys and the Przybilski's. Be comforted that He now is with your Mom, my Dad, Mitch and Ann,George and Jo-ann and the rest of our nieghborhood. Be Well
Tim,Cheryl and family

Betsey Meyer

May 21, 2011

Dear Family, I was so sorry to read of the passing of your Dad. I have so many long ago memories of good times we, Jonas and I, had with your Mom and Dad. He was such a good man and they were just plain good people. You kids were all young then but the memories linger on. May all your wonderful memories of the time your family shared soon shine through the dark sorrow of these sad days. May the Lord's abundant love help to ease the pain of this separation. I'll remember them and you in my prayers. Fondly, Betsey Meyer

John Dumas

May 19, 2011

Melissa (and family), I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing on Monday. He was a very nice guy and I always enjoyed talking to him when we would visit you, Kevin, Kyle and Devon. I know it's hard losing your mom and dad two years in a row. It's a cliche, but a true one: He's in a better place, with your Mom, now.
Uncle John

May 19, 2011

Sharon and family We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Our prayers and love are with you all. Gail , Rich and family

Cindy Hughes

May 19, 2011

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Carol Erlingheuser

May 18, 2011

Sharon and family,
We are so sorry about the loss of your Dad and Grandfather. Such a warm and friendly person; he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

"Happy" Barber

May 18, 2011

I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear of the death of your Dad. I knew both him and Sheila for years and had visited in their home many times.

Kathy Carroll

May 18, 2011

Sharon, our heartfelt condolences on your Dad's passing. We are keeping you all in our prayers. Lots of hus.