Valentino "Val" Apicelli

October 7, 1927May 17, 2021

Valentino Apicelli (Val), Beloved Husband of Audrey Apicelli passed away at L&M on May 17th, 2021 at the age of 93. Val was a veteran of the Korean War. After returning from Korea he was employed by Pfizer Inc., where he retired in 1990 after 38 years. He and his wife were married in Sacred Heart Church in Groton on June 29th, 1959. They enjoyed 64 years together. Val was born in New London on October 7, 1927. He is survived by his beloved wife Audrey, his son John Sr.,his grandson Peter, his grandson John Jr. and Jenny, and their children John and Julia, and his sister Mary Shelley. He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Carmela Apicelli, his brothers James, Amedeo, his sisters Janette Waller and Florence Wixom, his nephews Fred Davis, James Chenier, and Godson Ronald Waller. Val was a lifetime member of the Italian Club in Groton, the VFW in New London, and the Graybeards. Respectfully, there are no calling hours, and the burial is at the convenience of the family. Val was loved by all and may he now rest in peace. A special thank you to his niece Karen and her husband Dr.Jim Christman for all of their kindness shown during this time.


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Pat Bernard

June 1, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Val's passing. He was such a happy, generous man.
I especially remember all the picnics at his home and the fun we had. He was always a wonderful host. We had a lot of fun card games too.
I still have and cherish the old trunks he enjoyed restoring. I swear his hobby reached everyone in Groton and elsewhere as well.
RIP Uncle Val. I hope the other side of the rainbow is everything you ever hoped it would be.
I'm sure you will be missed by all those whose life you touched including mine. We therefore celebrate your life.

Karen and Jim Chrisman

May 31, 2021

I was proud to have you as an Uncle, both because of your service to our country and because of your love for our family.

Love is forever.

William Robarge

May 28, 2021

Barbara and I would like to express our deepest condolences. Val was a good man.
With deepest sympathy as you remember Val.

Carol Davies

May 26, 2021

How sorry I am to hear of the passing of your wonderful father and my uncle Val. He was a special man indeed. I have so many clear memories of him- his constant smile, his great laugh, his generosity to everyone. I remember fondly the rides in his many new cars, where I got to sit in the front and ride around town with him. Often he would bring ice cream from Stitty's to my mom's house. I can still hear him coming through the door announcing, "I've got Stitty's ice cream!" and we would come running. The time he came to visit us in Florida, after we had moved, meant so much to me. We spent the nights staying up late listening to funny stories about his days in the U S Army. I can still hear his laugh and imagine his big smile today. He was a great man, a dearly loved uncle and will be missed tremendously.
With Love,

Nancy Treadway

May 25, 2021

It has been many years since I last saw Val. I attended many family gatherings at their home and also at Grandma and Grandpa Apicelli’s home. Val was such a happy man and always welcoming to all. It is a great loss to all, but his wonderful memories will always live on by all who new him.

Donna Greene

May 24, 2021

So many memories of such a loving man! I remember the night he came home from the service with his bag full of gifts. He gave my mother (his sister) a beautiful robe and had gifts for all. I was young and so impressed with his uniform! He was my hero.
I remember meeting his girlfriend Audrey and they came to our house so many times. I remember thinking how beautiful she was and maybe I was a little jealous but she was so nice to me.
We had so many picnics and family outings...some at my grandparents and so many in their garage and back yard.
I miss those times and I will miss my Uncle Val. I will miss his smile and his little snicker when he laughed.
My wish in his memory is that his family will stay safe and loved and we can all unite.
RIP Uncle Val. ❤️😢🙏

Joe Lacasse

May 24, 2021

What a wonderful employee.Always at work and was always on time. One of the first to be called during snow storms as he drove one of the large snowplows.I will always remember the morning that Val asked me if I remembered Frank Milinowski.Sure I did as he lived across the street from me in Augusta,Me. Val had met Frank at a reunion of the relatives who were on board a Navy ship sunk by the Japanese in WW2.I knew that Frank had lost his father during the war.What I didn't know was that Val's brother was also on that ship.Frank,Val and their wives became good friends. Farewell Val,and may You Rest in Peace.
Joe Lacasse