Robert D’Avanzo, age 92, of Kensington, passed away on August 17th at Brightview Assisted Living in North Andover, MA after a brief illness with family by his side.
Bob was born on April 24th 1930 in New Britain, CT to the late Michael & Amelia D’Avanzo.
He attended and graduated New Britain High School and Morse School of Business (Hartford, CT) before marrying his spouse, Janet (Floridia) D’Avanzo and moving to Kensington. They made their home in Kensington and started their family.
Bob was the proprietor of Lincoln Package Store in New Britain for 35 years. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army, receiving a Purple Heart for his service in Korea.
He had a loving and gentle nature with a great sense of humor. He was an avid animal lover (he will be missed by his loyal dog, Brandy), enjoyed spending time in his workshop, gardening and most of all, spending time with his family. He enjoyed playing golf at Timberlin Golf Course, where he spent a lot of time after his retirement.
Bob D’Avanzo is survived by his beloved wife Janet (Floridia) D’Avanzo, daughters Maryann Glover and her spouse Rick Glover of North Andover, MA and Laura D’Avanzo of Moodus, CT.
He was the loving brother of Dr. Louis D’Avanzo of Hawaii, the late Mario (Buzzy) D’Avanzo of NY and the late Clementine Ricci of Italy, grandchildren Alexa Glover of Florida and Elana Glover of Massachusetts along with many nieces and nephews.
The D’Avanzo family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of Brightview Assisted Living in North Andover, MA and Hospice Services of Massachusetts for their wonderful care of Bob.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 23rd at 11:30 AM with calling hours from 10:30 AM until the time of the service at the Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin/Porters, 111 Chamberlain Hwy., Berlin, CT. A graveside service will follow at South Burying Ground Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or www.stjude.org.
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