CHERICONI, ROGER

A funeral nass was held on Aug. 5 at St. Patrick’s Church in Mystic, Conn. for Roger Chericoni, 77 of Groton Long Point, Conn. and Bradenton, Fla. He passed away peacefully on July 29 surrounded by his wife and daughters. He was predeceased by his parents Umberto and Martha Chericoni. He is survived by his wife Phyllis (Presti) Chericoni, his daughters, Susan Chericoni MacClain (Thomas Underwood), Tina Chericoni Versaci (Hon. Vincent Versaci) and three grandchildren Caroline, Rosemarie, and Michael Versaci. He also leaves his sisters-in law Rosemarie Castellitto and Theresa Caracappa and her husband James along with many nieces and nephews and his cousins Linda and Elda Chericoni of Livorno, Italy. Roger was a graduate of both Fairleigh Dickerson University and the University of Connecticut. He worked for Pratt Whitney in East Hartford his entire career, retiring in 1999 as Senior Vice President in charge of Quality. After his retirement, he moved to Groton Long Point where he became an active member of the Groton Long Point Association, serving in many capacities including Vice President, Treasurer and Director of Public Safety., followed by a reception at St. Edmunds Retreat on Enders Island, Mystic, Connecticut. A private burial will follow at the convenience of the family in Hoboken, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Masonicare of Mystic or the Falcone Healing Garden at the Yale-New Haven Smilow Cancer Center in Waterford, Conn.