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Francis J. Marcille

April 15, 1940 - February 2, 2018

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date February 5, 2018

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New London – Francis Joseph Marcille, Jr., 77, of New London, entered eternal life on February 2, 2018, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Skip, as he was known to most, was born April 15, 1940, the son of Francis J. Marcille Sr. and Stella Ostrowski, later raised by Anna McCarthy. He was united in marriage to Karla Greenleaf on April 27, 1963, in St. Mary Star of the Sea in New London.

Frank grew up and lived most of his life in New London and attended St. Joseph School and New London High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1957 and served proudly for 20 years as a Subsistence Specialist on several submarines including the USS Jack and USS Trepang. Following his naval service he co-owned the New London landmark Kozy Korner on Truman Street, and was then employed by Millstone until his retirement. His work ethic and devotion to serving was a role model for us all as he often held more than one job, including delivering school lunches with his brother-in-law Dan Long. He took pride in the many pizzas that were crafted from his dough at the Recovery Room restaurant in New London for over a decade. He enjoyed every moment of his time and loved to talk with anybody who would take the time to listen, be it at a Red Sox game, doctor’s office or on a barstool at the old Chief’s Club at the Coast Guard Academy.

Skip was a card carrying member of the local VFW , Retired Armed Forces Association and Knights of Columbus, and spent many hours sharing sea stories about his adventures, including cooking a steak dinner for John Wayne aboard his submarine in Spain, and dancing with Rosemary Clooney in Naples.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Karla, and five children, Susan Cash, Denise and husband Jeff Cox, Andrea and husband Nick Mynuk, Barbra-Jean Marcille, and Frank Marcille III and wife Sunshine, along with ten grandchildren: Ashley, Zachary, Frankie Ann, Jeffrey, Billy, Matthew, Adelina, Sophie, Nolan, and Alex.

His family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at the Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Star of the Sea, New London. Interment will be at St. Mary Cemetery in New London on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the James A. Greenleaf, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at P.O. Box 420 Waterford, CT 06385 or www.jamesgreenleaf.org.


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