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Frank J. Paparazzo

October 31, 1926 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 94)

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Frank Joseph Paparazzo (Shorty), 94 passed away, Sunday October 17, 2021.  Frank was born October 31, 1926 in Waterbury to the late Louis and Maria (Alff) Paparazzo. Loving Husband of 55 years to the late Lois (Sacco) Paparazzo.

Starting at a very young age Frank wore many hats throughout his lifetime.  A chicken farmer, milk man, cook, US Marine, paving business, trucking business, skilled equipment operator and inventor.

Frank was involved in many construction projects throughout the area from residential homes to large scale projects, including working side by side with his brothers Henry, Otto, Joe, Louie and a team of people that became lifelong friends as they created Heritage Village in Southbury.

What Frank enjoyed most was spending time with family and friends, frequent trips to the casino with Lois, Sunday dinners, holidays, family reunions, picnics, campouts and the grandkids  weddings which all took place at his house. If you stopped at Frank's house at any time he would make you something to eat even if you weren’t hungry.

Frank could always be found shooting the breeze at Dottie’s Diner in the morning,  solving the world’s problems at Dom’s Garage in the afternoons or walking through the flea market on a Saturday.

Frank was a happy man, always whistling wherever he went. He was a kind soul and a gentle man.

Frank is survived by his sons Glenn and his wife Laurie, Luke and his wife Gail, Daniel and his wife Corrinne, daughter Gina Paparazzo  and daughter in law Leona Paparazzo all of Woodbury.

Seven grandchildren Frank and his fiancé Mikayla, Jason and his wife Erin, Kali and her fiancé John, Nick, Alex, Ben and his wife Mathiah and Daniel. Six great grandchildren Autumn, Brianna, Maci, Brody, Riley and Henry. His brother Henry and wife Jeanne of Bridgewater. Brother in law Retired LTC Donald N. Sacco and his wife retired Major Maria Sacco of Florida.  Plus many nieces and nephews.

Frank is preceded by his wife Lois, son Mark Paparazzo, his brothers Louis, Joseph and Otto Paparazzo, sister Eleanor Beard and his black lab Marley.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 30th, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Church of Bethlehem, located at 21 Main St. South. A private burial will be held at the New North Cemetery in Woodbury. To leave an online condolence please visit

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Memorial Service
October 30, 2021

2:00 PM
First Church of Bethlehem

Burial - Private

New North Cemetery
Washington Ave
Woodbury, CT 06798

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