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“I am so sorry for your loss!It's hard to believe that Uncle Sal is gone, the family reunions won't be the same with out him!I will never forget you...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Michelle, Paul Ficaro - CT

“I received the news of Uncle Sal's passing. I feel saddened yet I know that God is taking good care of him. He lived a life worth living. Devoted...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Roger Carbonneau - Boca Raton, FL

“Dear Donna, Dan and I are so saddened to hear of your wonderful Dad's passing. I have fond memories of him; he always made me feel welcome in your...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Glenda Fournier - Bonita Springs, FL

“Tom,Dad is at the head of the class with his many redeeming qualities, values and accomplishments delivered to family and shared with friends during...Read More »
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5 of 6 | Posted by: Frank & Susan Fuchs - Windsor, CT

“My deepest sympathy to Sal's family. My aunt Frances, Sal's sister, was married to my uncle Guy. I have fond memories of the days of yesteryear...Read More »
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Salvatore L. Ficaro, 94, husband of Lucille (Carbonneau) Ficaro, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at John Dempsey Hospital. One of seven children of Joseph and Josephine Ficaro, Sal was born and raised in Hartford and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1946 he co-founded Ficaro Bros., a bakery supply trucking company based in East Hartford that served the entire state. He managed the company with his brother Anthony for 30 years and, when it was acquired by Nutmeg Bakery Supply in 1975, stayed on as General Manager for an additional ten years before retiring in 1985. Sal and Lucille married in 1951 and lived in Hartford before settling in Elmwood to raise a family. Family was always Sal's first priority. He was the go to person in his large extended family when people needed help and was always eager to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed summers at the family lake house in Sturbridge, MA, gardening, golf and cards. Sal was a longtime communicant at the Church of St. Brigid, a volunteer with the Red Cross, and a member of the Italian American Club. In retirement, he and Lucille moved to Lewiston, ME for nearly 15 years, before returning to the area in 2011. Besides Lucille, his wife of 64 years, Sal leaves four children and spouses, Donna and Mark Ellis of Grantham, NH; James and Linda Ficaro of Berlin, MA, Thomas Ficaro of East Granby, and John Ficaro of Weatogue; his sister Jean Pagano; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Cassandra, Christina, Joseph, James, and Marc; two great-grandchildren, Sonia and Rachel; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. Burial at the Connecticut State Veteran's Cemetery will be private at a later date. Calling hours will be Friday, July 22, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main Street, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. For directions and online condolences, please visit