OBITUARY

Dr. Frank E. Morico Sr.

May 9, 1919September 13, 2011

Dr. Frank E. Morico, 92, long time resident of Old Saybrook, CT, and beloved husband of Gloria (Iacobelli) Morico, passed away peacefully in his home on September 13, 2011. He was born May 9, 1919 in Hamden, CT, the youngest child of six to the late Ralph and Maria Josephine (Cofrancesco) Morico. He graduated from Hamden High School where he was recognigzed as an outstanding athlete most particularly as an all star baseball player. Upon graduation, he ran the trolley cars in New Haven while operating his own bread business. He then served in the US Army during World War II in the medical group. Dr. Morico married his wife Gloria upon his return home and pursued a medical degree in Podiatric Medicine (DPM) at the Illinois College of Podiatry. He moved to Old Saybrook where he established his practice for 35 years before retirement. It was said that he was the last of the "old time" doctors within the area who was known to treat his patients as his own family. It was not unusual during his retirement to be stopped by his patients just to talk with him and be remembered by them. One of his greatest pleasures was being part of every celebration, sporting event, and activity with his grandchildren that has created many fond memories. Dr. Morico also enjoyed traveling, working in his yard, golfing, talking sports, and attending the Old Saybrook Rams sporting events with his wife in which they were avid supporters. He leaves behind his wife, Gloria of 65 years; his daughter Patricia Morico of Essex, CT; his son Frank and wife Kathy of Chester, CT; his grandsons Nicholas Morico of Lyme, CT and Matthew Morico of Chester, CT; and his granddaughter Katie and husband Jordan Alcott of Cambridge, MA. His family will receive relatives and friends at the Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook on Friday (September, 16, 2011) from 5-8 p.m. A mass will be celebrated at St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Old Saybrook on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by burial services with miltary honors at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries, P.O. Box 804 Essex, CT 06426. Please visit www.swanfuneralhomeoldsaybrook.com for condolences and tributes.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 16, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Dr. Frank E. Morico Sr.

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Ken Morico

October 2, 2011

Frank will be greatly missed. He led a full and God-driven life. He was a warm and intelligent man. A role model for all.

Ken Morico

Ken Morico

October 2, 2011

September 24, 2011

Dear Gloria, and Family
We are deeply saddened with Doc's passing. We so enjoyed his company and conversations. He was always a warm, and friendly gentleman.
We both have fond memories which we will treasure and we are thankful for knowing him, and have been blessed with your friendship.
Lorraine and Jimmy

Maria Morico-Gaudette

September 16, 2011

Dear Morico Family,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Uncle Frankie will be greatly missed. He was always very pleasant to speak to and very loved in your family. Our prayers are with you all.

Joy Orr

September 15, 2011

Dear Entire Morico Family,
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We know he was so loved as his love for all of you was great. We hope you find support in each other and solace at this time as you reflect on everything beautiful that he was. Our deepest condolences.
Joy, John, Sage and Sam Orr

Sharon Echtman

September 15, 2011

To the Morico Family,
We are truly sorry for your loss. May your hearts be filled with fond memories, love and peace.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Joe and Sharon (Sullivan) Echtman

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