OBITUARY

Tancredi Fernando Spagnolo

September 17, 1933January 11, 2021

Tancredi Fernando Spagnolo, 87, of Rocky Hill, passed due to this horrible pandemic on January 11, 2021. Sadly he was robbed of many more golden years with his family and friends. Born September 17, 1933 in Roccasale, Italia, he is now reunited with his parents, Antonio and Catarina Spagnolo, his brother, Fernando Spagnolo, his son Antonio Spagnolo and his granddaughter Jayne Spagnolo. They all await for him in Heaven. Tancredi came to the U.S. 57 years ago with his loving wife Antoinetta and their two children. Neither of them knew how to speak English or where they were going to live. He found the work that other people wouldn’t do, couldn’t do, and were too scared to do. Eventually he learned to speak halfway decent English, and they were blessed with two additional children. He raised a beautiful family of four with nothing more than a 4th grade education because at the time, in Italy, food was more important than an education. For 31 years, he was a hardworking and dedicated employee at Wiremold Manufacturing. In addition he was a member of the Pratolana Society of Hartford. He was truly an amazing man who throughout his lifetime touched so many lives. He and Antoinetta spent the past thirty winters in Venice, Florida where he met and made many friends. In addition to his beloved Antoinette, he leaves his children, Gino Spagnolo, Cathy Molitoris and Mauro Spagnolo, his cherished grandchildren, Cameron and Cassandra Molitoris and his son-in-law Craig Molitoris. Tancredi was just a good all-around man, a devoted husband, father and nonno, his family always came first. He lived his life believing in family, God, garden, and homemade wine. He was never one to judge, it didn’t matter what you did or what may have happened in your past, you were always welcome in his home. He was excited to live life every day and that is exactly what he did, although there was a lot of heartbreak, more than he ever deserved, he still woke up happy. They don’t make men like him anymore, he is definitely the end of an era and we love him more than words could ever begin to describe. We will miss dearly every day for the rest of our lives, love you pa. The family will receive relatives and friends (TODAY), Friday, January 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A prayer service will begin at noon at the funeral chapel. Burial will immediately follow at Center Cemetery of Rocky Hill. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

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Denise Rago

January 24, 2021

I too grew up knowing Terry and his family I very generous and kind person He was a good friend to my father Anthony Guiliano, who was another great man that we lost 2 years ago. Men like this are few and far between they're irreplaceable and your heart forever breaks but I remember Terry the most when I was a teenager as many of the men from the Wire mold company became close friends they worked together for many many years and grew to be family.

Don & Melissa Martone

January 23, 2021

Mauro and the Spagnolo family -
We are very sad to hear that Mr. Spagnolo passed away. Although we never had the opportunity to meet your Dad Mauro, he sounds like a remarkable man, one in a million. He has an amazing story and leaves a legacy behind for you all to fulfill.

God Bless you and your entire family. We are praying for you all.

Don & Melissa Martone

Ron Roppo

January 23, 2021

Geno and Mauro my condolences to you and your family and friends. May your father Rest in Peace.

Pino Pizzoferrato

January 22, 2021

Mauro, these are certain tough times. It saddens all of us when a loved one passes away. Sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and your family.

Pino Pizzoferrato

Cindy Amarena

January 22, 2021

Our condolences to the Spagnolo family from a retiree of Wiremold Company, Carmella Amarena. Additionally, to Mauro and Cathy, Pat and Cindy Amarena Moynihan are truly sorry of your loss. May peace follow you and to all during this time.

Betty Surabian

January 22, 2021

Dear Antoinette and Family,

I was so saddened to read about Terry’s passing. I thought of the days we were neighbors on Folly Brook Blvd. Sarkis and I and our children were very fond of you and your family. And our kids always played together. Yes, I do remember Terry offering us his homemade wine all the time.
I am so sorry I will not be able to attend services today. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers .

Love,
Betty Surabian and family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY