Gabriele Ciogli

January 1, 1940May 1, 2021

Gabriele Ciogli, 81 of Rocky Hill passed away peacefully on May 1, 2021. Born January 1, 1940 in Capestrano, province of L’Aquila, Italy, he was the son of the late Lucio and Maria (Fontecchio) Ciogli. Gabriele was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years, Licia (Acquafondata) Ciogli. Prior to his immigration to the United States, he was proud to serve as a member of the Arma Carabinieri, an Italian national law enforcement organization. Gabriele was a dedicated employee for almost 35 years at the Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Hartford. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling, watching sports and especially spending time with family and friends. He was a longtime member of the Order of the Sons of Italy, the Mt. Carmel-St. Christina Society, and the Our Lady of Grace Society. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be forever missed by his son, Lucio Ciogli, his daughter Maria (Ciogli) Posteraro her husband Anthony and he will be especially missed by the love of his life, his granddaughter Alessandra. Gabriele is survived by his brother Antonio Ciogli, sister AnnaMaria Ciogli, both of Italy, and his nieces and nephew and their families, Angela Mezzanotte (Paul Jordan), Joanne (Mezzanotte) Fappiano (Gary Fappiano) and daughter Aubry Fappiano (Mark Nugent), Paul Flebeau (Loreene Flebeau) and son Cody Flebeau (Jackie Flebeau). In addition, Gabriele leaves many close friends, especially Angelo and Maria Vignone. Gabriele’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Joel Silver and his staff, the Manchester Memorial Hospital Ambulatory Medical Unit transfusion nurses, and the nurses and staff of St. Francis Hospital 8-1 for taking such good care of him. Due to the pandemic all services will be private for the family only. The Mass of Christian Burial will be viewable via livestream on the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel Facebook page ( on Saturday, May 8th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (, or The American Red Cross ( For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit


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Alfonso D’Antonio

May 6, 2021

Our family (Sergio e Vittoria D’Antonio)also was from Capestrano and as was the custom back in the 50’s 60’s we met at weddings(sadly funerals) and that’s where I first met your mom and dad. I believe this was in the 60’s and always enjoyed our conversations- I was so impressed that your dad and my uncle AlbertoD’Antonio had served as Carabinieri -a sure sign of character! Years later my wife and I were very pleased that Licia and Gabriele attended our wedding... many fond memories remain- God Bless them and your family!
Alfonso and Mariann D’Antonio and Family

Imelde Santini

May 6, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Gabriele's passing. Sending our sincerest condolences to the family.

With deepest sympathy,
Imelde Santini and family

Eileen Joyce O'Rourke

May 6, 2021

Lucio and Maria,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. We know how important your family is to you and we hope that your MANY happy memories brings you comfort at this tough time.
Love always,
Eileen and Brendan

Barbara Zocco

May 6, 2021

Maria and Lucio - I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Your parents are such a big part of my childhood and all the memories are great ones. Such warm and loving souls and I hope your memories make you smile during this time. My family will be praying for your family.

Barbara Joyce Zocco

Wendy Hunt

May 6, 2021

Dear Maria,Tony and Lucio I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. He was always a welcoming soul wherever he went He loved everyone.. May he rest in peace and may God bless all of you.

Tony Colasacco

May 5, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Gabriele's passing, my deepest sympathies go out to the family. May my condolences bring you comfort and my prayers ease the pain of this loss.
R.I.P. Gabriele, you are missed.
Tony Colasacco family.

Laura Mantello Marchetti

May 5, 2021

My family and I want to express our sincerest condolences. We are so sorry to hear of Gabriele's passing. Our families were so close for so many years living across the street from each other. We have so many wonderful memories. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love... The Mantello Family

Guido and Adria Colasacco

May 4, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about Gabriele’s passing. Our sincere condolences to all his family. Guido and Adria Colasacco

Elia Walsh

May 4, 2021

We were so sorry to hear about Gabrielle. He and Licia were both wonderfully generous and kind people. We so enjoyed catching up with them at family weddings and get togethers. We could always look forward to seeing Gabrielle’s smile and hearing his laugh. They both will be missed. Elia and Martin Walsh