Craig A. Bossi, of Meriden, Conn., the loving husband of 72 years to Patricia MacKown Bossi, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2021. Craig was born in New Britain, Conn. in 1923, the son of Ambrose and Frances (O’Conner) Bossi, and lived most of his early life in Bristol, Conn. He was predeceased by his dear sister, Barbara B. Gilbert.
Craig attended the University of Connecticut, putting aside his studies to serve four years in the United States Navy as an ensign in the Pacific theater during World War II. He returned to the university where he met his future wife and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1947. Craig and Patricia subsequently married in 1949.
Most of his business career was focused within the silver industry, working for Wallace Silversmiths, the International Silver Co., and Insilco Corp., where he served as vice president of communications until his retirement in 1984. He served his community as past president of the chamber of commerce in Meriden, Conn., director of the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford, and director of the Meriden-Wallingford Hospital. He was a longstanding member of Meridian Masonic Lodge No. 77 and Sphinx Temple Shrine, where he supported their work of serving others. Craig was also a past president of The Home Club and the Old Men/Young Men Bowling League, both in Meriden, Conn. He and his family were members of The First Congregational Church.
Craig was an avid golfer who was an original founder of The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Conn. and a proud member of the Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole. He and his wife and family summered for many years at their home in Bremen. His beloved “Sea Meadows” was the venue for many gatherings and vacations which created wonderful memories, especially lobster feasts, backyard croquet, and Fourth of July celebrations. He loved cars and he was well known driving around the Round Pond area in his Chevy Caprice.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving children and their families: daughter, Robin A. Moore and husband Paul F. Moore and their daughter Sarah B. Moore and fiance Eric Chan; daughter, Kim A. Hertweck and husband Timothy R. Hertweck and their daughter Alison F. Hertweck and son Lucas M. Hertweck and partner Sarah Hackett; and son, Craig A. Bossi Jr.
In his 98 years Craig was grateful for the many people, places and experiences that brought such joy to his life. He leaves this life with love and appreciation for so many, and in turn is missed dearly. The family thanks the many caregivers at MidState Medical Center of Meriden, Conn. and The Hospital of Central Connecticut for their professionalism and compassion.
Arrangements are entrusted to Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, Conn. There are no calling hours and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Camp Claire Scholarship Fund, c/o First Congregational Church, 62 Colony St., Meriden, CT 06451. To share a condolence with Craig’s family, please visit beecherandbennett.com.