William A. Guzze Sr.

William A. Guzze Sr., 89, of New Britain, died Thursday, (May 15, 2014) at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. Born in Seymour, CT, he lived the majority of his life in New Britain. A World War II U.S. Army Veteran he served in the Pacific Theatre (New Guinea) in the 32nd Red Arrow Division as a Battalion Scout. He worked for Fafnir Bearing, B. John Company, and for Chandler Evans Division of Niles Bement Pond. He started working at Chandler Evans on June 5, 1950 as a Toolmaker and retired in June of 1989. He really loved working with all the union employees and engineers. William also was the proprietor of the Eagles Nest Coin & Stamp Shop for 37 years, in Old Avon Village. He was an avid Duck Pin Bowler for which he received many awards over the years.As a competitor, he was a self proclaimed marble champion in the 1930's and a great backyard football player. While attending New Britain Trade School, he was a member of the Esquire Fraternity and retained many of the old friendships he formed through that organization. He also enjoyed gardening in his park-like yard, and at his mother's house in Kensington. He also enjoyed attending athletic and musical events in which his children and grandchildren participated. Mr. Guzze is survived by his wife of 67 years, Aurora Joan (DiFrancesco) Guzze; three sons, William A. Guzze Jr. Glenn Guzze, both of New Britain and John D. and his wife Roxanne Guzze, of Kensington; 6 grandchildren, Kyle and his wife Kelly Guzze, Sara Guzze, Kori Guzze, John A.Guzze, Todd Guzze, and Cara and her husband Shane Belvin; 6 great grandchildren Murphy, Ava, Jack, Haley, Cameron and Ella. He is survived by 2 brothers, Leonard Guzzi,Jerry Cicoli and one 1 sister, Arlene Cristino and pre-deceased by a brother Alan Jennings , his mother Katherine Curcio Guzze,a daughter in law Kathleen "Kit" Guzze and his mother in law Laura Frauenhofer. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 AM at the Farrell Funeral Home 110 Franklin Sq. New Britain. Burial will be in the Veteran's Section of Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospital of Central CT, Dialysis Unit, 100 Grand St. New Britain, CT 06050. To light a candle or send a condolence, please visit www.FarrellFuneralHome.com.

Funeral Home

Farrell Funeral Home
110 Franklin Square New Britain, CT 06051-2607
(860) 225-8464

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 17, 2014