Jack Joseph Bordieri
Published in the Hartford
Courant on 6/25/2009
BORDIERI, Jack Joseph
Jack Joseph Bordieri of Wethersfield, devoted and beloved husband of June
(Bell) Bordieri, died on (June 23, 2009) after a long, courageous fight
with prostate cancer. Born July 29, 1932, in Hartford, he was the son
of the late Michaelangelo and Lena (D'Ambrogio) Bordieri.
Throughout his life, he did what he loved most-sports and sharing his
enthusiasm and knowledge of them with young people. From 1950 to 1954,
Jack was with the Washington Senator's Farm System. Due to a reoccurring
injury, his dream to play in the majors ended.
From 1954 to 1977, Jack was with the Hartford Police Department. He became
the Director/President of the Hartford Police Athletic League (PAL). He
coached and instructed all sports and arranged numerous outings, trips
and activities for the youth of Hartford. During this time, he was a volunteer
for the March of Dimes.
After PAL, Jack continued his involvement with young people through the
Protective Service Program at Bulkeley High School. In 1977, he became
the Director of Athletics at Briarwood College in Southington. He was
a popular figure on campus, setting up athletic teams and activities,
as well as numerous field and bus trips. Jack also loved spending time
in Florida with his wife June, his family and friends. Jack's caring,
outgoing personality touched all who crossed his path.
Besides his wife of 53 years, Jack is survived by two daughters, Janice
and Mary-Jo Bordieri of Wethersfield; and a son, John of Jupiter, FL;
seven grandchildren, whom he affectionately called "My Kids":
Melissa, Kyle, Justin and Angela Guilfoyle and Jonnathan, Julia June and
Jisella Bordieri. "Poppy, you'll live forever in our hearts!"
He also leaves sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Joseph and Jean Bell,
Frances and Richard Dunn, Beverly Corraccio, Richard and Ellen Bell, Joseph
and Donna Crossman, Roy and Ruth Bell and Charles and Andrea Mazzola;
as well as many loving nephews, nieces, relatives and a host of dear friends
and extended family, especially Salvatore and Virginia Bazzano and their
sons. Jack was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and
Marie Bordieri, brother-in-law and dear friend, Patsy Corraccio and cherished
nephew, Anthony Pandolfe. The family wishes to thank the entire staff
at Maple View Manor for the genuine love and care they gave to Jack.
Funeral service will leave Saturday, June 27, at 9 a.m. from the D'Esopo
Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield for a 10 a.m. Mass
of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church, Wethersfield. Burial will
follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill.
Family and friends may call on Friday, from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society-CT Chapter, 659 Tower Ave., First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112 or
to the Keane Foundation, P.O. Box 290742, Wethersfield, CT 06129-0742.
For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.