Gaetano Robert “Bob” Raccio, 80, of Florida, formerly of Guilford, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2024, with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Marie (Varrecchia) Raccio. Gaetano was born in New Haven, Connecticut on February 2, 1944. He was the son of the late Gaetano and Concetta (Ferrucci) Raccio. Bob will be tremendously missed as a husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother-in-law, and uncle. He is survived by his daughter, Dina and son-in-law Edward Gomez. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Ava, Kayla, and, Kyle Gomez, and his four legged side kick, Max.  He was predeceased by his brother Peter Raccio, and sisters, Rose Massaro, and Angie Rosello. He is survived by his sister Margaret Mineo, sister-in-law Ida Cirillo, and many nieces, great nieces, nephews, and great nephews, and friends.  Bob worked for the United Illuminating Company for 35 years where he started in the meter department and held various positions throughout his employment. In his younger years he was an avid tennis player. Throughout his life he was a devoted Boston Bruins and New York Yankees fan. When he moved to Florida he became a Tampa Bay Rays fan along with his son-in-law. He enjoyed taking trips to visit National Parks and casinos throughout our country.  The casino buffets were a favorite pass time for him and of course, he enjoyed being first in the buffet line.  In his Florida retirement years, Bob loved to ride his “tricycle”, with his headlights on, ringing his bike’s bell, in the cul-de-sac with his youngest granddaughter and his four-legged side kick, Max.

The visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at The Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven.  Family and friends are invited to The Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home Wednesday morning, February 14, 2023 at 9:00 am, February 14, 2024, and follow in procession St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven at 10:00 for a celebration of a Mass of Christian burial .Interment will directly follow mass at All Saints Cemetery, Middletown Avenue, North Haven. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in Bob’s name, be made to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or ASPCA.