Zachary Thomas DiCioccio

June 28, 1992March 5, 2019

Uncasville-Zachary Thomas DiCioccio, age 26, of Uncasville, passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2019. He was born on June 28, 1992 in New London to Anthony and Suzanne (Connell) DiCioccio. Zach touched many lives. He loved his family and made great strides towards bettering himself. He graduated from St. Bernard High School in 2010. Upon graduating he attended Salve Regina with the hope of becoming a nurse. He cared for people and had a passion for health care. He was employed as a CNA at Greentree Manor for many years and a PCA at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital working in Cardiac Care, Neuro Science and ICU units and Crisis Intervention .He also completed EMT training and participated in a research study through St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Zach found solace in fishing, freedom in skateboarding and self-expression through music. He was a talented drummer who felt liberated through his music. Besides his loving parents, he is survived by a sister Toni Anne Henry and her husband Jonathan of Haddam, niece Alexandria Henry and nephew Adrian Henry, grandmother Helen Connell, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his grandfather Thomas Connell. His grandmother held a special place in his heart and he always attended to her needs. He was proud of his sister and her family and the special bond they had. Zach loved and trusted his parents who helped him believe in himself and never gave up on him. He enjoyed spending time with friends who brought light to his life. We would like to thank all of our family, friends, and mental health professionals who worked so hard to keep hope alive for our son. Calling hours are on Friday, March 15 from 4-7 pm at Montville Funeral Home of Church Allen, Route 32 in Montville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday , March 16 at 10 a.m. at St. John Church, Maple Ave. Uncasville. Burial will immediately follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Griswold. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Southeastern Mental Health Authority, 401 W. Thames St. Bldg. 301, Norwich, CT 06360. Please visit to leave an online condolence for the DiCioccio family.


  • Southeastern Mental Health Authority


  • Calling Hours / Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, March 16, 2019

Zachary Thomas DiCioccio

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George & Susan Gregor

March 14, 2019

Dear Tony & Sue:

We were shocked to get the news of Zach's passing away. Our deepest prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything we can do at this time, please let us know. We will be attending the service on Saturday.

Annemarie Sheehan

March 14, 2019

With deepest sympathy and condolences to the family...

I am so very sorry to hear of Zach's unexpected passing. Zach was one of my mom's favorite CNA's at Greentree Manor prior to her passing in 2013. I would see Zach often during my visits and he truly had a shining light and gentle spirit with his patients. So handsome, always smiling and teasing and putting those in his care at ease. Mom was an RN herself, and very religious, so she was so happy and proud of Zach's attending Salve Regina for nursing. I like to think of mom being another familiar face welcoming your beloved Zachary to heaven. May your family find peace and comfort in knowing that Zachary is at peace in his heavenly father's arms.

Linhan (Lee) Li

March 13, 2019

I was heartbroken to hear the news. Although I haven't seen him for three years, Zach can always be remembered in my memory. I miss him very much. I remember that like my brother, he picked me up from school with Gorrosh. He was a good drummer. I remember how he acted in front of us. Zach, we all miss you very much, rest in peace.

Bruce Gregor

March 13, 2019

Our deepest sympathy's...we are heartbroken to hear the news...
The Gregor's...Christine, Bruce, Max, Katie and Will.

Lisa & John Kasprzyk

March 11, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Julianna Cameron

March 11, 2019

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Julianna Cameron and Family.

Barbara Grover

March 11, 2019

My sincere condolences on the loss of your son, brother and grandson. May loving memories sustain you in this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Barbara Grover

Paula Dart

March 11, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I hired Zack at Greentree Manor years ago when I was the HR person there. He came to his interview in a shirt & tie, was so polite and full of enthusiasm I hired him on the spot. I knew he had so much potential wanting to become an RN. I know he went to Regina Salve for a short time then came back to see me at Greentree Manor and I re-hired him. In talking with Zack I could see he was struggling with a few issues, and to read his obituary just breaks my heart. Such a great kid, I can't stop thinking about him and I know how much he LOVED HIS FAMILY.
May his memory be eternal, and may God give you all the strength to get through this most difficult time.

Paula Dart

Elaine Podzaline

March 11, 2019

I've known Zach since I was 14 and he was 11 or 12 he was my best friends little brothers best friend so we grew up together. Over the years I stopped seeing him as my best friends little brother and more as an individual and watched him grow up. He was always incredibly funny and had a smile that could light up an entire room. He was talented at whatever he set his mind to and brought playful energy wherever he went. I will miss him checking in with me from time to time just to talk and gossip, he was a special part of my childhood and I will always have a place for him in my heart. My deepest condolences to his family and all of our friends. He will be missed so much more then he could have ever realized. 💜💜💜✨

Anne Begin

March 10, 2019

Hi. I didn’t know Zack. But I have my own Zack who is struggling with anxiety and depression. We grew up in East Lyme. I don’t know how my husband found about your Zack. (sam Harper posted it)My Zack is a fisherman and drummer too. My heart goes out to you. I don’t know how our story will end up. But I’m sorry for yours.