OBITUARY

Renaldo J. Croft

October 29, 1930March 12, 2014
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Renaldo “Todd” Croft, 83, beloved husband of Sarah (Carlozzi) Croft, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at home after a long illness with his devoted caregiver Sandra Johnson at his side. Todd was born in New Britain to the late Paul and Elsie (Nadeau) Croft, and resided in New Britain for 57 years, moving to Wethersfield in 1997.Todd was employed as a firefighter by the City of New Britain, and later as a state Fire Marshall. After retiring, he joined the Elite Limousine Service where he earned national recognition as Chauffeur of the Year by the National Limousine Association. For many years, Todd worked for the New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home. He proudly served in the U.S. National Guard and was a parishioner of St. Ann’s Church in New Britain and the Church of the Incarnation in Wethersfield. He was a gentle and loving man who had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was passionate about his grandsons, fishing, driving, and clean cars. He enjoyed puzzles and being with friends, but his greatest pride and joy were his grandsons, Brian, Christopher, and Adam Lowe. He was truly one of a kind and will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sarah, and his devoted family, Paul Croft of Everett, MA; Diane and Peter Lowe of Newington; and Lori and Kenneth Richter of Newington. He is also survived by Mary and Richard Rio of Florida and Peter Carlozzi of California, as well as many nieces and nephews, including, Mary Valenti of Florida; Carrie, Glenn, Emily, Meg, Sara, Jennifer, and Amy, as well as many dear friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Antonio and Albert, and his sister, Bernadette Procko. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 9:00 am at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave. New Britain, CT (directions: Exit 37 off I-84 take a right at the exit, Funeral Home is 1 ½ miles on your right) followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St. Wethersfield, CT. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Mausoleum in New Britain. Calling hours will be Monday, March 17th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Todd’s memory may be made to: Special Olympics CT, 2666 State St. Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517. The family is grateful to Companions for Living for their care. For directions and to share a memory with the family, please go to www.newbritainsagarino.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Renaldo J. Croft

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Amanda Michael Carlie and Matthew Bump

March 18, 2014

Diane, Pete and Croft Family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Know you are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

Sue, Megan & Matthew Ryan

March 18, 2014

Diane,Peter,Sarah, Lori & Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the love of family and friends bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Love & Friendship,

Joan Noyes

March 17, 2014

I will always remember Todd's smile....he always was such a happy go lucky fellow....He was so proud of his family.....I'm glad I knew such a fine loving person......Joan Noyes

Colleen Cultrera

March 17, 2014

To Lori, Diane and the Croft family,
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Todd. He was such an incredibly nice person. I enjoyed spending time with him when he would come watch Lori at Special Olympics. Sending love and prayers to you all. Colleen Cultrera

Mary T. Valenti

March 17, 2014

I regret that I cannot be there with all of you at this time to pay a final tribute to a man I admire and respect more than anyone, my Uncle Daddy. I will be there in spirit. Love Mary T. Valenti

Mary T. Valenti

March 17, 2014

I regret that I cannot be there with all of you at this time to pay a final tribute to a man I admire and respect more than anyone, my Uncle Daddy. I will be there in spirit. Love, Mary T. Valenti

Donald Marino

March 16, 2014

To me, Todd was as good as they come - an inspiration to fathers everywhere. Always a kind word and a pleasant smile. I will always have fond memoroies of this wonderful man, and the family he raised. My prayers and loving condolences.

John Halverson

March 15, 2014

I know Uncle Todd was a devoted husband and great dad and grand-father. To me, he was "my buddy" and good friend ever since I met him many years ago. I will miss him dearly.

March 15, 2014

Paul and family...my deepest sympathy over the loss of your dad.. Sharon and Roland Babin

Your friends

March 15, 2014

Lori, God has chosen to take your dad to live with Him; although he no longer sits with you the thoughts of days gone by will remain in your heart forever. May your dad rest in eternal happiness; and may your cherished memories help you through this difficult time. God bless you with the strength to endure these days of sadness.
Love, Connie and Roland