Francis J. Sabatella

November 9, 1928September 29, 2020

Francis J. Sabatella, 91, passed at home on September 29, 2020. He was predeceased by his wife Rosemary (Kowar) Sabatella, and his parents Raymond F. Sabatella and Sabina (Verderame) Sabatella.

He was a lifelong resident of Southington, and a graduate of Lewis High School. After graduation, he attended Wilcox Tech School. He served his apprenticeship for Tool and Die at B. Jahn Manufacturing Co. in New Britain.

During his apprenticeship he was drafted and served as a combat platoon sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was awarded medals and commendations from the company commander, and was recently awarded the Purple Heart. After his discharge, he owned and operated Mastercraft Tool & Machine Co. in Southington. He later sold the business and became the owner of Bellevue Barber Shop, where he worked until he retired.

He was socially active, and a past president of Unico National. He was an avid golfer and loved playing cards with his friends. He also loved to bowl and was in a league for many years. He was a lifelong parishioner at St. Thomas Church, where he previously served as an altar boy.

Francis is survived by his children Christine (Sabatella) Cusano, Francis J. Sabatella, Jr., and Diane Sabatella; his grandchildren Melissa, Steven, and Drew; his great-grandchildren Kayleigh, Jackson, and Braden; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Francis is predeceased by his brother Raymond F. Sabatella, Jr. and his sister Estelle Sabatella.

Donations in his honor may be made to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St., Plantsville.

A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10am at St. Thomas Church at 99 Bristol St., Southington followed by burial with military honors at St. Thomas Cemetery, 209 Belleview Ave., Southington. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. For online condolences please visit


  • Memorial Mass

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Burial with Military Honors

    Thursday, October 15, 2020


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Lucille Cusano

October 2, 2020

Fran, Christine and Diane: We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of growing up with the "older" cousins and learning from them. I specifically recall Fran teaching me to Samba at my Mom's. He was a great dancer and had a lot of patience. We will miss him and know that your memories will keep him close in your heart.
Lucille and Bob Cusano and daughters

Michael Donnelly

October 1, 2020

I'll always remember your father as a kind and gracious man. He gave me the best haircuts, even though we all had those 1970's hair styles.

When I think of Southington, I will always think of your Dad.

Michael Donnelly


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