Alfred (Fred) Phillip Roggi, 93, passed away on September 21, 2018 at his home in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Stivers) Roggi, his brother, Henry Roggi and his grandson, Manny Contos. He is the son of the late Olindo and Eugenia (DeRobertis) Roggi.
Fred served in the US Army with the 4th Infantry division 12th regiment company F in WWII from October 21, 1943 – December 15, 1945. He held the rank of Private First Class and received a field promotion to Sergeant. He was in the Normandy Campaign, Northern France Campaign and Rhineland Campaign. He was honorably discharged December 15, 1945. Fred received the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with 3 Bronze Service Stars, American Theatre Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, Good conduct medal, Marksman Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, two Purple Hearts, a Bronze star and was awarded the insignia of chevalier of the legion of honor by the French in 2015.
He owned Roggi Jewelers for over 65 years and was a master jeweler. From setting diamonds to sizing a ring. He did it all and was the best. He was well liked and highly respected by his peers in the jewelry industry.
He will be greatly missed by his children, Dennis and Robin Roggi, Linda and Jack Liversidge, David and Patty Roggi, Leanne and John Baran and Lois and Carl Michaels. He also leaves behind his sister, Theresa (Roggi) Rittlinger, her husband Steve and 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Friends and family are welcome to attend the memorial service on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 at Buckingham Congregational Church, 16 Cricket Lane, Glastonbury, Connecticut, 06033. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the church.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Abbey Cremation Services, Rocky Hill, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alfred's name to Protector of Animals, East Hartford, CT are welcome and appreciated.