Frank Gilbert Dolceacqua, Sr., 85, of Hamden, loving husband of Victoria Shaw-Dolceacqua, passed away on July 13, 2018 at CT Hospice in Branford. He was born in New Haven on February 17, 1933 to the late Louis Dolceacqua, Sr. and Rafaelle Bonito Dolceacqua. Along with his wife Victoria, Frank is survived by his children Deborah (Conrad) Dolceacqua, Donna (James Aiello) Sargolini, Traci Dolceacqua, Shane (April) Dobrosky, Kimberly (Stephen) Stratton, Paul (Tracie) Dobrosky, and son-in-law Joseph Sargolini. He is also survived by his grandchildren Janelle (Steven) Shaw, Tony Dolceacqua, Francesca Dolceacqua, McKayla Dolceacqua, Jeremy DiGioia, Michael Sargolini, Rachel Sargolini, Daniel Falcione, Jennifer (Michael) Benn, Christopher Stratton, Nicholas Stratton, Shane (Mandee) Dobrosky, Jr., Christy-Ann Dobrosky, Brianna Hall, Kiernan Dobrosky, and Kelly Dobrosky, and his great-grandchildren; Jasmine and Brittany Shaw, Dylan Dolceacqua, Elijah and Aiden Vreeland, Giordano DiGioia, and Caleb Nero-Layne. He was predeceased by his brothers, John and Louis Dolceacqua, Sr., and son Frank Dolceacqua. After honorably serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, Frank worked for the Yale University Physical Plant for over 35 years until his retirement. In his free time he had a passion for classic cars and old western movies, and he was an aficionado of curbside collectables. Above all else he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather whose greatest joy was spending time with his family. Frank's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to his doctors, staff, and caregiver Winsome, for their extraordinary care. A funeral service honoring Frank's life will be held on Wednesday, July 18 at 11 a.m. in Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home 2300 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06518. Friends may visit with his family from 9-11 a.m. Interment will immediately follow in All Saints Cemetery, 700 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473. Donations in his name may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Donna, James, Michael, Rachel, and Family,
    We are sending our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
    With sincere condolences,
    Nancy, John, Mark, Jason, his wife Lisa Ferraro
    St. Stephen School-Grade 2

  2. Kim and family I want to send you my love and sympathy on the passing of your Dad. My all the joyful memories keep you strong and the love and friendship of everyone around you. Kat
    Auguste

  3. My dearest uncle Frankie. You will be missed by so many people. My Mom has told me stories of how my Dad, you, Mom and of course Baby me!! Drove from California to Connecticut. (Remember that was the Fifty. ) You have always tried to give me good advice. (of course I never listened).

  4. Sincere condolences to Vickie and all the family on the passing of my brother in law Frank. He was a fun and loving person and will be greatly missed. Praying for peace and grace.

  5. You always knew where you stood with Frank. He was honest and had a heart of gold. He always had a smile for me and some words of advice. He will truly be missed. Hamden lost a good man and Heaven gained a great angel.

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