Archive for March 2017

Grossi, Frank L.

Frank L. Grossi of Farmington, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2017,12 days prior to his 97th birthday. Born in Farmington, son of the late Luigi and Immaculatina(Cibelli) Grossi and husband of 66 years to the late Bernice(Forman) Grossi. Frank was predeceased by all of his siblings: Alphonse, Albert, John, Richard Grossi, Emma Soucy, Sarah Gammer and Mary Gianotti whom are now once again all reunited.
Frank served in the US Navy and after being honorably discharged he enlisted in the US Army Air Corp. where he served as a bombardier in a B25 during WW2. Frank made his living as a local contractor building his first home for his own family in 1949 where he and Bernice raised their family.
“Pop” loved going for long daily walks, miles at a time and in every season up until two years ago. He was a fisherman who loved taking his grandsons fishing when they were younger, camping and climbed to the top of Mt. Katahdin in ME. He was a “collector” of many things, strong willed, lovable, fun and will be deeply missed.
Frank leaves behind his son Michael and daughter in law Carol of Plainville, along with his daughter, Pamela and son in law Robert Landry of Athol, MA. “Pop” also leaves his grandchildren, Mike and his wife Donna, along with Stephen and his wife Diane. “Pop Pop” will also be dearly remembered by his “beautiful girls” his 4 great granddaughters, Isabella, Angelina, Sydney and Zoe. Frank is also leaving behind many nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family.
A private service will be held per Frank’s request.
We will miss your green eyes “Pop Pop”.

Skirvin, Robert A.

Robert A. Skirvin, 67, of Unionville, husband of the late, Maria Malvicini Skirvin, passed away peacefully Monday, February 27, 2017. Born March 3, 1949 in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Carl and Sophie (Muszynski) Skirvin. Bob was a highly decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with distinction with the 101st Airborne Division. He was a proud recipient of 2 bronze stars, the Army Commendation Medal, The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, the Vietnam Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, and a Meritorious Unit Commendation. Following his military service, he went to work for Pratt & Whitney as an aerospace salesman. He was associated with the family business, ABC Plumbing and the owner of RAS Mechanical. He is survived by his son, Taylor D. Skirvin of Simsbury, his mother-in-law, Louise (Barile) Malvicini of Farmington, his brother Carl Skirvin of Plainville and his brother Gary Skirvin of East Hartford. Besides his wife, Maria, Bob is predeceased by his beloved son, Rudy R. Skirvin. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Friday (Mar 3) in the Church of St Patrick, Farmington at 10:00am. Burial will be in the family plot at Mt St Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, with full military honors In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Campbell, Robert F.

Robert Franklin Campbell, 72, of Unionville, CT passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February
28th, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 30th, 1945 and moved to West
Hartford, CT in 1948. He was the son of the late Robert Harold Campbell, MD and Lillian Henks
Campbell.
Bob graduated from Conard High School, West Hartford, CT in 1963 and from St. Lawrence
University in Canton, New York in 1968. Upon graduation Bob pursued a career in the
insurance industry. He worked in the surety bond division initially at Travelers Insurance, then
at Continental Insurance and ultimately retired from CNA after 34 years as Vice President/
Surety Manager.
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and he was the secretary of the Hartford Gun Club for
several years. He was a diehard New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox Fan. He also
enjoyed watching the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team. In his free time, Bob enjoyed rides
on his Harley through the Litchfield Hills. His favorite joy was spending time with his wonderful
wife and creating lifelong memories with his family.
He cherished every moment that he spent with his family and will be deeply missed by all who
knew and loved him. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Donna Campbell, his adoring sister,
Anne E. Campbell, PhD of Fairfield, CT and his treasured daughter Amy Campbell of
Manchester, NH. He also leaves behind his stepson, Donald J. Bighinatti of New Britain, CT,
stepdaughter Jessica Boisvert and her husband Cory of Hebron, CT, and his precious
grandchildren, Ethan and Carley Boisvert. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Robert A.
Campbell.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 11am at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111
Main Street, Unionville, CT 06085. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Unionville, CT.
Calling hours will be held Friday, March 3rd from 5-7pm at the Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main
Street, Unionville, CT.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bob’s memory to the American Diabetes Association
of CT, 2275 Silas Deane Highway, 1st Floor N-Unit 9, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or to the CT
Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.