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25 Bellevue Ave
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 582-8129
Fax: (860) 589-9944
Daniel Nocera

Daniel J. Nocera

Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Daniel J. Nocera, 92, of Bristol, husband to Dorene (Pecci) Nocera for 67 years, passed away on December 12, 2019 at Sheriden Woods surrounded by his family. Born on August 18, 1927 in Everett, MA, he was a son of the late Carl and Erminia (Granata) Nocera. Dan was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was later commissioned as an officer with a LTjg designation. He attended Northeastern University and graduated in 1949 with a B.A. in Management. Dan was employed by the W.T. Grant Co. department stores for 25 years. He worked his way up to store manager and ultimately acquiring the position of managing the third largest W.T. Grant store in New England. After retiring from W.T. Grant, Dan opened a Montgomery Ward Catalogue Store and operated the store until his retirement in 1992. He has been a Bristol resident since 1978 and a parishioner of St. Joseph Church. Because of his love of card playing, he became a Life Master in Duplicate Bridge and became the director of numerous Bridge card games in the area which included Meriden, New Britain, West Hartford, and Southington. Dan was a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Patriots and the Celtics. Besides his wife Dorene, Dan is survived by four sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael Nocera of Cleveland, OH, Gary Nocera of New Hartford, CT, Daniel B. and Karen Nocera of Burlington, CT, and Brian Nocera and his girlfriend Sloan Brewster, also of Burlington, CT; seven grandchildren Brandon, Heather, Nicole, Brittany, Ashley, Alex, and Lindsay Nocera; one great grandchild Caleb and several nieces and nephews. Dan was predeceased by his sister Frances Nocera, his brother S. Carl Nocera, and his son Jim Nocera. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 10am at St. Joseph Church, Queen St., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday evening from 6-8pm at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph School, 149 Goodwin St., Bristol, CT 06010.
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  • Public Visitation

    Monday, December 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00am
    Monday, December 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00am
    DuPont Funeral Home
    25 Bellevue Ave.
    Bristol, CT 06010
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  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Joseph Church
    33 Queen St.
    Bristol, Connecticut 06010
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    Father Ivan Ramirez
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | 11:15am
    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 11:15am
    St. Joseph Cemetery
    522 Terryville Ave
    Bristol, CT 06010
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Precious memories of family dinners and games afterwards. Playing charades and Dad laughing silently with tears streaming out of his eyes. Getting ribbed for breaking the dining room light. Dad being so shy and uncomfortable when first meeting me that he hid in the bedroom. Teaching me the rules of football, baseball and basketball. Those shy, quiet moments with his grandkids. Sooo many loving and joyous holidays. Rest In Peace Dad. Love you forever, Becky

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Dad/Grandpa your unconditional love, quiet humor and gentle touch will live within us forever. May Jesus keep you happy and safe until we meet again.
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