Sylvester "Buster" Cocivi, age 86, of Fairfield, owner and operator of Stratfield Farms, passed away peacefully at the place he was born, the former Stratfield Farms property, on Thursday, February 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fairfield, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Mary Eamiello Cocivi, and was a lifelong town resident. At a young age, Buster dedicated himself to running the family farm. He cherished spending time with his family, going on vacation and enjoyed playing cards with his friends.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary Jean Varian Cocivi, his six children; Philip Cocivi (Deanna) of Newtown, Wendy Ceccorulli of Middlebury, Nancy Naughton of Oxford, Cindy Cantarano (Vincent) of Arizona, Laurie Maloney (Neil) of Seymour and Robert Cocivi (Jean Marie) of Cooperstown, NY, a sister, Nancy Slady of Easton, ten grandchildren, Sara Cocivi, Caitlin (Cody) Cahill, Amanda Ceccorulli, Christopher (Christin) Ceccorulli, Lindsey (Dave) Stevens, Alicia, Ashley and Brian Maloney, Nicholas and Jessica Cocivi, a great granddaughter, Payton Ceccorulli, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Hewig and his granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Naughton.
Friends can meet directly for a Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull.