Leonard P. Parracino, 71, of Manchester, beloved husband of Sue (Terry) Parracino, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and loving companion, Kaya, on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
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Born in Hartford on Dec. 12, 1942, he was the son of the late Leonard and Lorena (Barnett) Parracino. Len was proud to be a South End boy. He graduated from Bulkeley High School, Morse School of Business, and attended the Hartford Conservatory of Music. He served with the Army National Guard in the marching band. He was a successful entrepreneur, being a life insurance agent, playing in a trio, owning a tuxedo shop in Wethersfield and a drum and guitar shop in Manchester. During his retirement, he followed his passion of competitive sports through the Andover Sportsman Club. Through the Sportsman Club, he organized fundraising events for the Wounded Warriors, Andover Ambulance, and the Andover Food Pantry.
Len leaves behind the best things in life and his true joy, his family. In addition to his loving wife, Sue, Len is survived by his sons, Lenny and friend, Brandi, of California and Dean, and his wife, Lynette, of Tolland; his daughter, Leah Parracino of East Hartford; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition, he leaves behind his stepchildren, Christopher Terry, and his wife, Diane, Thomas Terry, and his wife, Jill, Jennifer Bandy, and her husband, Chris; and seven special grandchildren who all adored him.
Len's family wishes to thank Dr. Danny Korkmaz, Dr. Ivelisse Viruet, and the staff of Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, especially nurses Sharon and Dorothy.
The funeral service will be Saturday, Jan.18, at 11:30 a.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Burial will be private.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, Jan. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Len's memory may be made to the Andover Food Pantry. Checks should be made payable to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 55, 359 Route 6, Andover, CT 06232. Please reference the Andover Food Pantry in the memo line of the check.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20, 2014
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