Peter J. Marzi

May 24, 1924October 5, 2012

Peter Joseph Marzi, also known lovingly as Nono to many, age 88 of New Britain, widower of beloved wife Rita (Piccoli) Marzi, passed away on Oct. 5, 2012 at the Hospital of Central CT with his family by his side.

Peter was born May 24, 1924 and was a lifelong resident of New Britain. He was the son of the late Camille and Olga (Conti) Marzi. He graduated NBHS, class of ’42, was employed by Heslin Dairy and Guida Dairy for 27 years and several years following at Reno Machine. Peter was a parishioner of St. Ann Church and was married there on October 20, 1945, He enjoyed golfing and was an avid New York sports fan of the Yankees, Giants, Knicks, Rangers as well as Notre Dame.

Peter is survived and will be dearly missed by his children, Kenneth Marzi and wife Judyth, William Marzi, and Kathleen Griswold and husband Terrence, all of New Britain, his grandchildren, Amy Griswold, Peter and Liza Griswold, Kevin and Dianne Marzi, Pete and Kristin Campbell, Tara Marzi and Keith Marzi. He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Caden, Annalia, Jorian, Elloria, Noah, Connor, Maewyn, Kellan, and brother in law, Leo Piccoli, several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Peter was also predeceased by two brothers, Vincent and Jerome Marzi and a sister, Rosemary (Marzi) Morra.

Funeral services will begin Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by his Funeral Liturgy at 9:00 AM at St. Ann Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation hours will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 from 4-7pm at the funeral home. For directions or to express an online condolence, please see attached links.

Peter's fond farewell to everyone would be, "Have a rainbow day!".


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Kevin C.

October 12, 2012

I met Mr Marzi a few times while i visited my mom at Jerome Home. I have often thought of him fondly, he always wished me a rainbow day; I am thankful to have witnessed his spirit and attitude toward every day. He was a source of strength to many at Jerome home, including me. In spite of his own suffering he always looked to see the best in life around him I got to know him, even if just for a moment. Those moments are what give each of us strength to go on. My sincere condolences to his family what a loss that must be.

Sharron Amenta-Blancato

October 11, 2012

Our Sincere Sympathy to your family. He was a great man. His memories will be with you forever.

Sharron Amenta Blancato
Paul Amenta Sr. and Family

mark zenobi

October 10, 2012

To Ken,Kathy, Bill.
Your dad will be missed his smile and laugh were infectious. He is at peace now . So sorry for your loss.
Zenobi Family

October 10, 2012

Bill,Ken, and Kathleen, So sorry for your loss,thoughts and prayers to you and your families. Some of my fondest memories as a kid growing up happened on Queen St. Mark Sapita and I loved going to your parents house, we were always greeted with a smile from the both of them.Love you all! Gone but never forgotten! Mark & Marybeth Mercier

Lorraine Mack

October 10, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, So sorry for your loss. with love,Lorraine

Stanley/ Anita John

October 9, 2012

Dear Coach and Judy,
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our hope and strength comes from God. May He be real to you during this time.

Claudette Talmadge

October 9, 2012

Dear Amy and Family,

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Darla Lawson

October 9, 2012

So sorry for your loss . Don's and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Don and Darla Lawson

Adorna Carroll

October 8, 2012

Uncle Pete will be missed. We loved his sincerity, sense of humor and unbelievable kindness. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family - we are so sorry for your loss. Adorna, Jack, Jenna, Jordan and Sean Carroll