D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


Frank "Popi" L. Macca

October 18, 1930May 6, 2020

Our beloved “Popi”, Frank L. Macca, 89, of Rocky Hill, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020 surrounded by the warmth, love, and caring hearts of his family as he peacefully left this life. Though his own words, “Don’t cry for me, I’ve led a great life,” repeat in our minds, it does not diminish the sadness we feel in his passing. He is now sharing the Light with Rita as she has waited patiently for him these past 12 years. Before he passed, in some quiet moments with Nick, his grandson, Popi said, “Remember Nicky, family comes first-always.” Those were the words that guided his whole life. An accomplished small businessman, he started Macca Plumbing and Heating in 1960 which is a thriving, successful business today, operated by his legacy, his three sons. He was most proud of the sons he enjoyed his entire life. He and Rita instilled in their boys respect, responsibility, integrity, generosity and compassion for others. He attended countless athletic events as his young sons played sports. Later, as his grandchildren became athletes and artists, he was just as likely to be seen in a stadium crowd as he was to be in the audience watching a play. He started the business when his family was young, and Rita would answer the phones. Working long hours, he taught his sons that hard work is a blessing, building something to take into the future, supporting and loving your family is what a good life is all about. Popi also loved a good game of golf and had the pleasure of being a Wethersfield Country Club member for many years. He won a few tournaments in his day and made countless lifelong friends with whom he shared many laughs. Of his proudest accomplishments on the course, ranked at the top would be the two holes-in-one he shot. He loved being outside in the sunshine and hated the cold. Frank was predeceased by his wife Rita (McCarthy) Macca, his parents, Sebastian and Josephine (Petrolito) Macca, his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Nellie Macca, his sister and brother-in-law, Jenny and John Rossi, and his sister, Nancy Turmel. He leaves to carry on his memory, his sons: Frank (Jane), John (Pam), and Bob (Marcia), all of West Hartford. His presence is forever woven into the lives of his adoring grandchildren and the wonderful memories of happy times shared together – Christmas Eve dinners, weddings, Sunday afternoons, and picnics around the pool. His pride and joy, the grandchildren, are Ashley (Kevin) Radis, Nicholas (Shannon) Macca, Laura (CJ) Holley, Joanna (Brian) Fracasso, Elise (Sean) Grady, and Matthew, Timothy and Owen Macca. Popi’s special joys were his four great-grandchildren, Chloe, Austin, Ripken and Paige. How pleased he was to show them off and see his future in them! Popi led a blessed life. Even as life took some hard turns towards the end, he had an angel, Michael, by his side ministering to his every need. The family wishes to extend a deep, heartfelt thanks to Michael for all he did to make Popi’s last days as comfortable as possible. Lastly, in typical Popi style, just two days before he passed, we were all seated around him, he pointed to each of us and asked, “Are you all set?” and, when we each replied, “Yes,” he said, “Good, so am I. Andiamo.” Go in peace Popi- time to go home and be with Mimi. Having participated in many “Turkey Tuesday” drives, memorial donations can be made in Frank’s honor to Foodshare, 450 Woodland Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002. The funeral services and burial will be private. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date. The D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, Wethersfield has been entrusted with arrangements. To share a memory of Frank, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Frank "Popi" L. Macca

have a memory or condolence to add?

Ron Kehoe

May 14, 2020

Frank will always be remembered by Connie and I as both a friend and good neighbor. His quick wit made our friendship immediate and his death is a loss to our entire neighborhood.

Greg & Susan DiDonato

May 11, 2020

Frank, Jane and the entire Macca family:

Do sorry to hear of your dad's passing and we all offer our condolences at this time.

Lots of memories from our family to yours as my grandfather and grandmother lived on Lexington Rd in West Hartford and my Aunt Bea also lived there for quite sometime as well. Also my mom Cecile worked for your dad on Franklin Ave in Hartford in the 60's and 70's. Your dad from what I remember was a great guy and always had a smile on his face and something to say for sure. May he rest in peace with your mom and have eternal life.

Marie Campitelli

May 10, 2020

To the Family,
Our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dad. Please know your in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sam & Marie Campitelli

Gregg Grisevich

May 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss. What a great family and wonderful man. May he Rest In Peace.

bernard kosto

May 10, 2020

Beautifully written lovely remembrance. Bernard and Gale Kosto

Michael P Aparo

May 10, 2020

I was saddened to learn of Frank’s death. He was the landlord of Southend Community Services located at 509 Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford. I was working there as a social worker on loan from Catholic Family Services from 1977 to 1989. I remember him and the social club (“Tre pallini”) of which my MSW classmate Subby Santiglia was a member.
Frank was a great landlord, and I shall never forget the wonderful adventures I had in his building!
Rev. Michael Aparo, MSW, D.Min.

Jim Martinelli

May 10, 2020

Frank, Bob, John and family,
I was saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. I am so happy to have know him my whole life. There are way to many memories to share. He was one of the last of the that large group of friends we all grew up knowing. Knowing your dad’s love of a good time and wonderful sense of humor, I’m sure, with Rita at his side, he has already organized a large party with them all. I can almost hear all the laughter in my mind!
He will remain in my thoughts!
Jim Martinelli & family

David Forrest

May 10, 2020

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences. Thursday nights at WCC will never be the same without the sharp fun-loving quips and resulting laughter from Frank. He would light up any room at any time.

I will miss his handshakes and pat on the back.

The best to Frank on his new journey.

David Forrest

Ken Rizzio

May 10, 2020

Bob, Frank and John,

So sorry for your loss. He was a true gentleman and so humble with all of his success! A great role model for all.

Ken Rizzio

Lea Salafia

May 9, 2020

To all the Beautiful Frank Macca Family. So many years, so many happy memories, most memorable was Frank and Rita’s wedding, she was beautiful in her ice blue gown. They were such a handsome and loving couple. It was always a pleasure to bump into Frank in a restaurant in Wethersfield where he always greeted us with hugs and warm memories. Your beautiful words describing your father are exactly how we remember him. May God Bless you all, and Frank May you Rest In Peace. Lea and Mike Salafia (Lucy Macca Gessaro Fellin’s daughter)


Learn more about the Macca name