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LeRoy D. “Giaco” Broccoli, Sr.,

July 25, 1935 - May 3, 2022

Burial Date May 7, 2022

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BROCCOLI: LeRoy D. “Giaco” Broccoli, Sr., entered eternal life on May 3, 2022, at his home in the comfort of his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Sandy- Grillo Broccoli. He was born July 25, 1935 in the Fort Trumbell area of New London, the son of the late Viscardo and Inez (Renzetti) Broccoli. He is survived by his children, Henry (Jennifer) Broccoli, Vicki (Mike) McCord, Dino (Carrie) Broccoli and Tina Broccoli. Two siblings, Louis (JoAnn) Broccoli, Nancy Broccoli (Jim) LoPresto, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, LeRoy Broccoli, Jr., grandson Gavin Broccoli, and a brother, Henry Broccoli. LeRoy’s first business venture was with his dad where they owned and operated a concession stand at Ocean Beach Park. He became an electrician and owned Berlin Electric in Berlin and Broccoli Brothers. He was the former owner of The Banana Boat, The Luv Boat and Giaco’s Ship’s Lantern and Mel Tillis Restaurant in Branson, Missouri. In addition he owned and operated Sandy’s Fruit Market in downtown Mystic, Mr. Broccoli also worked for Carabetta Enterprises where he met and worked with Joe and Sonny Carabetta whom he loved and became wonderful friends. LeRoy also held a special place in his heart for his lifelong friend, Lou Pica. He was a member and trustee of the Italian Dramatic Club. LeRoy had a zest for life and could light up a room just by his presence. He was loving, kind and generous as well as the ultimate prankster pulling many funny jokes on family and friends. He loved hosting family reunions and picnics, and loved country music. LeRoy was proud of his family and loved growing up in the fort Trumbull neighborhood and reminiscing with his brother Lou about their childhood, especially in their later years when even though they lived 3,000 miles apart they made sure they could meet up to see each other on either coast. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. His family will receive relatives and friends on Friday from 5 to 8 pm at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral, 84 Montauk Ave., New London. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday at 10:30 am in St. Joseph Church. Interment to follow in St. Mary Cemetery.


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