Candido Torcoletti, 97, of Southborough


Southborough – Candido Anthony “Torc” Torcoletti, longtime resident of Southborough, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, just shy of his 98th birthday.

Torc leaves behind children, Nina of Berkeley, Calif. and Nadia Egan and her husband of Worcester,  Steven and his wife Heidi of Missoula, Mont. and Paul and his wife Mary Roz of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Robert and his wife Simone of Tynsboro; four grandchildren, Bill and his wife Eileen, and  Tom Egan, Dylan and Leigh Torcoletti; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Sina (Gasparoni) Torcoletti; his parents, Caterina (Antonioni) and Adolfo Torcoletti; his sister, Lavinia; his brothers, Attilio and Elio; and his cousin, Enio.

Torc was born Oct. 3, 1918 in Fitchburg, and lived for many years with his family on Tolman Avenue in Leominster, where he was a graduate of Leominster High School, playing football with his brother Elio.

Torc was a WWII Army veteran, serving in Boston during the war. He moved to Southborough upon marrying Sina in 1943 and had lived at 34 Latisquama Rd. since 1948.

He had various careers, but is perhaps best remembered as a truck driver for Inland Express and Sweet Life. He was a proud Teamster.

Torc was a simple, kind, quiet, funny and warm-hearted man who loved his family, enjoyed tending to his bountiful vegetable and flower gardens (while whistling “Honey”), liked a cold beer now and again, had a great laugh and twinkle in his eye. He never was known to be one to turn down a good meal, especially Ma’s spaghetti and meatballs, some of which would inevitably end up on his shirt! Apparently, this is a genetic trait, because his four children also tend to wear their food. Torc and Sina could dance a mean polka.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to family, friends, and longtime healthcare providers who have assisted Torc and us over the past several years. Your acts of kindness are too numerous to mention. With your assistance, we were able to keep Torc at home, and for that we are eternally grateful. Although suffering from memory loss, he always knew he was safe in his home at “34.”

Calling hours will be Friday, Sept. 30, from 4-7 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne Church Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. Burial will followed at Southborough Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider a donation to the Southborough Senior Center, 9 Cordaville Rd., Southborough.

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