Gregory “Greg” L. DiCioccio Sr., 85, of Ellington, beloved husband of 62 years to Carol (Dungan) DiCioccio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2022 at Evergreen Health Care Center. Greg was born in Harford, the son of the late Donald and Elsie (Trimble) DiCioccio. He grew up and lived in Hartford before moving to Ellington 47 years ago. Greg enlisted in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958. He was stationed aboard the USS Mercury KS20. He worked for the Hartford Department of Public Works, then entered the Hartford Police Academy. Greg worked for the Hartford Police Department from 1961 to 1988, retiring as a sergeant. He was a graduate of Manchester Community College where he earned an associate’s degree in law enforcement. After retiring from the police department, he continued to work as a sheriff for Manchester Court. Greg loved to travel and enjoyed his trip to Ireland and his multiple trips to Europe with friends. Greg also enjoyed beach trips, which included going to antique shops to find his next treasure (usually model ships). Reading and painting were a favorite pastime. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three daughters, Jody Francis and her husband Robert, Tara Henderson, and Lori Dobson and her husband Kenneth; his son Gregory DiCioccio and his wife Joanna; his two grandchildren, Donald J. Henderson and Azure S. DiCioccio; his sister, Pamela Rubenbauer; his brother-in-law, Charles Bouchez and his wife Brenda as well as several nieces and nephews. Greg was predeceased by his granddaughter, Beth Elizabeth DiCioccio, and older sister, Donaldine Bouchez. Special thanks to Mike and Ann Marie Kosilla for their help over the years, and nieces Lisa Albert and Donna Masselli for their continued help and love for their uncle. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 141 Maple Street, Ellington. Interment will follow at Ellington Center Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Luke’s Church or a charity of your choice. Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home in Vernon is making arrangements. For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com
Published by Hartford Courant on January 23, 2022.