OBITUARY

William Anthony Arcari

January 10, 1949April 9, 2019
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William “Billy” Anthony Arcari, 70, of Newington and formerly East Hartford, beloved husband for 30 years of Roseann (Lenzo) Arcari, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Born in Hartford on January 10, 1949, he was the son of the late William and Emily (Quattrocchi) Arcari. He was a 1967 graduate of East Catholic High School, Manchester and went on to receive a degree in sociology from the University of Hartford. Billy was a skilled chef and was the owner of the former Old Town Restaurant in Windsor. After that, he worked for Capital Region Mental Health Center as a Program Chef, where he worked with the rehabilitation team teaching cooking skills to individuals with various mental illnesses, preparing them for community inclusion.

He was a food connoisseur and loved the beach. Billy’s perfect day was spent alongside his wife, driving with the top down in his Miata, headed for the shore. Billy was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and took his family on yearly trips to Fenway Park to watch them play. Billy was also a fan of UConn Woman’s Basketball, he and his sister Diane never missed a game and over the years they enjoyed the girls coming up in the ranks and winning many National Championships. He also attended many Miata events and served as treasurer of the Nutmeg Mazda Miata Club.

More than anything, Billy was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be forever missed by his beloved wife Roseann; his three children, William M. Arcari and his fiancée Leah Maylott of Southington, Megan Arcari of Woodbridge, Emilia Erardi and her husband Frank of Newington and his adored grandson, who was the joy of his life, his “little guy” Noah. He is also survived by his sister, Diane Swain of East Hartford and his aunt, Lina D’Angelo of Rocky Hill. Billy also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Special thanks to his lifelong friends, Montrose Christie, Mickey Bunk, Robert DeGemmis, Catherine Gelineau and his nurse, Debbie Konopka, whose exceptional care and compassion will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (April 16) at 11 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Burial will be private. Family and friends may call on Monday (April 15) from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Donations in Billy’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory of Billy with his family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

  • Public Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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William Anthony Arcari

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Debra Cooper

April 15, 2019

Roseann and Family
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayer are with you all at this time. Bill sure was a great guy. I will never forget the Sundays we all spent together in BroadBrook eating his meatballs. hugs to you all

Debra Cooper

Sherry Marconi

April 14, 2019

Dear Roseann, and family: I am very sorry for your loss. "Billy" was one of my all time favorite people, and a very special co-worker! I was one of the fortunate people who got to see him effectively use his incredible personality, cooking skills and life experience to transform peoples lives. I knew Billy and Roseann before there were a couple, and I remember the day I found out they were "together" before everyone knew they were together! I shall remember Billy with deep respect and admiration. Billy, may you be at peace now, and I want you to know, I shall be expecting one of those egg sandwiches when I see you next! And....you are one of only two people who I let call me "Red"!

Roseann, my best to you and your family.

Sherry Marconi

Donna DeFelice-Junk

April 14, 2019

My condolences to Billy’s family on his passing. I have fond memories of morning coffee at 5:00 AM in the Blue Hills Hospital kitchen, trading sarcasms about our beloved baseball teams, his Red Sox and my Yankees, only agreeing on UConn Women’s Basketball. Billy was a sweet, kind man, an excellent chef, an all around good guy who will be missed. It was a pleasure knowing him. Rest in peace.
Donna DeFelice-Junk RN
Blue Hills Hospital

Denise Costenbader

April 12, 2019

Dear Roseann , Emmy and Frank,
Walt and I are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Billy, and enjoyed his company. It was so nice that you - Roseann, and Billy visited us at our house in Waxhaw, N C about 5 years ago. It was a real pleasure having you.
Billy was always so kind and sweet. We will miss him. A pleasant man to visit with and talk to. He really adored you Roseann, and his children. He always spoke so fondly of all of you. I will always remember Bill and treasure the time we spent talking. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. Love you always,
Denise Costenbader

Ed Krakauskas

April 12, 2019

Sweeter time at Billy’s retirement party. We will miss you. Sigita and Ed

Hector Mercado

April 12, 2019

Bill you are at peace and Head Chef among others. Blue Hills Hospital was a better place knowing you were behind he counter. I got chance to touch your compassion, caring, and warmth and most of all your spirit. Save a place for me.

Michele Brown

April 12, 2019

Remembering your Super Bowl parties. Your awesome chilli "hot" ..."not hot" lol. You were always friendly and welcoming to people in your home. You will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

Elizabeth London

April 11, 2019

So many memories. From building decks together to to the many feasts you prepared at home for all of us.
For the extra kindness and understanding you showed Julie...and for replacing your front porch light with a blue light every April for Autism awareness month. For this and so much more, I am so grateful to have had you as my brother in law.
We will miss you.
Love, Betsy

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