A limb has fallen from our family tree that says "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times
the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived
when I was strong"
  • 79 years old
  • Born on October 22, 1939 in Pianopoli, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • Passed away on March 9, 2019 in Middletown, Connecticut, United States.

Guy Colaccino (Gaetano), 79 years old , born on October 22, 1939 passed away suddenly on March 9, 2019. Guy is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Curtis) of Middletown, CT, daughters Robin Kenefick of Columbia, CT, Brenda Ortiz of West Palm Beach, FL and Lisa Long of East Haddam, CT.  He also leaves behind his beloved sister, Theresa Piccolo, sister in laws, Frances and Maria as well many adored grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his son, Joey and brothers Frank and Domenic. 

His beloved dog, Ruby, brought him so much joy and will miss his company.  Above all, Guy loved his family, enjoying gatherings and celebrations with family and friends.  He looked forward to spending his summers each year in NH at his wife's family camp where he served as the camp greeter and provided security detail.  Guy enjoyed watching the Red Sox play, UConn basketball games, gardening, restoring antiques, foraging wild mushrooms and wine making.  

In keeping with his wishes, we ask that you remember Guy by celebrating your life and the love for your family and friends. Raise a glass- coast to coast, country to country, to remember his life that was always lived authentically. Masses will be celebrated in CT, FL and Italy.

Posted by Frank Piccolo on March 15, 2019
Uncle you will be truly missed, will love you forever.
Posted by Elisabeth Rio on March 13, 2019
It has been an honor knowing such a man--rare to find--warm, friendly, kind, gifted, hard-working, honest and loved animals! I've been enriched to have known him. See you on the other side, Guy.
Posted by Bob Hussey on March 11, 2019
Joan, I`m soo sorry for your loss.
                              Love ,Bob
Posted by Stephanie Ortiz on March 11, 2019
Friday I had a dream about you and Now I know it was you coming to say your last goodbye. I only wish I picked up the phone to hear your voice one last time. Words can’t describe the love I have for you and how much we are going to miss you. I love you grandpa and wouldn’t of traded you for the world. You were such a sweet caring man and I was so blessed to have you as my grandfather. I love you and can’t wait to see you again. May you Rest In Peace
Posted by Bonnie Stone on March 11, 2019
Guy I will forever remember you at camp.and how much you loved it there.
Posted by Debbie Garafalo on March 11, 2019
Joanie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Guy was such a wonderful man. I loved his stories about Camp, the different jobs that he had, and growing up in Italy. I'm blessed to have known him.
Love you Guy and "the job comes first".
Posted by Alfredo Rocca on March 11, 2019
We thank the Lord for having known him and having spent time with him, even if just for short periods. We carry his memory in our hearts with love.
The three brothers are now together, in heaven.
By the niece Caterina Colaccino, her husband Luciano Rocca and all the family
Posted by Just Jeanne on March 11, 2019
Deepest condolences to Joan and family for your loss. Guy was a wonderful man and we'll miss him so very much ... he's a pillar of our little neighborhood. I remember when we first moved next door, one afternoon we found Guy on our front porch, up on a stepladder fixing our busted porch light. We didn't even ask ... he just quietly took care of it. He was that kind of neighbor. I always loved our front porch chats, his stories of life back in Italy, seeing pictures of his beautiful flowers at the camp, talking about wild dandelion greens salads .... he was the nicest neighbor we could ever wish for ... he always a smile and a kind word. God bless you always Guy ... hope we can continue our front porch chat in heaven one day ♥♥♥
Posted by Annette Tamburrino on March 11, 2019
Guy sounds Amazing... Lisa, from flowers, family, to being a greeter and being a fan of motorcycles... I wish I had the pleasure of meeting him and your Italian family~ Please know that I'm thinking of you, sending you much love, strength and light right to your heart... everyone, please take care...
Annette Tamburrino
Posted by Brenda Ortiz on March 11, 2019
You will be forever missed. You are now with the angels up above. I love you always daddy. We will always have great memories of a lifetime. Until our next venture.
Posted by Don Murray on March 11, 2019
Posted by Terri Daignault on March 11, 2019
I am so honored to have known you these last two years, you will forever hold a special place in my heart ❤️ Love you Uncle Guy, till we meet again...
Posted by Joan Colaccino on March 11, 2019
I will love you forever,Grow your beautiful flowers in Heaven now...
Posted by Marianne Zerio on March 11, 2019
Our condolences to the family on the passing of Uncle Guy. Great memories of him from long ago.

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