Dino Bossi, 88, of Bristol, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family on May 24th. Dino was a life-long resident of Bristol, graduated from E.C. Goodwin Tech, served in the United States Army, and was a skilled and passionate carpenter.
He spent over 20 years at Conn Acoustics in Newington, built his own house and several others for his son and sister. After he retired, Dino spent over 20 years "working" as the supervisor at the Bristol Senior Center woodshop and was the President of the Commission on Aging for the City of Bristol. His love for carpentry continued in coaching and watching others create masterpieces.
While Dino was a soft-spoken man who never cared for the spotlight, he was larger than life for many of us who knew him; he not only was a helpful neighbor and a thoughtful instructor, but also a man of integrity who respected others and vocalized his point of view on what he believed the right thing to do for oneself and others. For many of us, Dino shared his words of wisdom or simple sayings about the important things in life with family and friends. Dino was a passionate gardener and carefully supervised the planting of his last crop of tomatoes days prior to his passing.
Dino was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Luisa Bossi, his sister, Mary Dowd and his daughter, Cheryl Savoca. He leaves behind his loving wife Annie of 64 years, his children Steven Bossi, Dina Lopez, Patrick Bossi and Catherine Czarnecki; his son-in-laws Tom Savoca, Diego Szuldman, Carlos Lopez and Rodney Czarnecki; his eight grandchildren Dr. Emily Savoca, Ryan Savoca, Jake Savoca, Ben Czarnecki, Jared Czarnecki, Colten Bossi, Miranda Bossi, Riley Bossi and a great-grandchild Delaney.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center, or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There will be a celebration of life service on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory The Great Parish, followed by a burial with full military honors at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol, CT. To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit Dino's tribute page at www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com .