Silvio "Chooch" Sfreddo

Silvio "Chooch" Sfreddo, 81, of Stafford Springs passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Evergreen Health Care Center.

He was born in Stafford Springs, son of the late Alfred and Mercedes (Tonidandel) Sfreddo. Chooch was a meat processor for 34 years at the former Home Pride Provisions in Stafford, and was proud of making the best hot dogs around. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of St. Edward Parish, Italian Benefit Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9990 of Stafford, and Strazza, Tonoli-Emhoff Post No. 26 American Legion of Stafford.

Chooch is survived by his two children, Michael Sfreddo, and his wife, Beverly, and Marla Houle, and her husband, Roy; five grandchildren, Thomas, Dustin, Darren, and Christopher Sfreddo, and Meriha Houle; a great-grandson, Tristan Houle; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his former wife, Dixie (Stebbins) Sfreddo; and three siblings, Alfred Sfreddo Jr., Leo A. Sfreddo, and Virginia Parrow.

A calling hour will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service to take place at 11 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home Inc., 51 E. Main St., Stafford Springs. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs.

Memorial donations may be made to the Evergreen Health Care Center Recreation Fund, 205 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. For online condolences or directions please visit

Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 1 to Mar. 5, 2013