1948 – 2022
Bernard J. Nanni, 73, of West Thompson, passed away Friday evening, April 22, 2022, at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was the loving husband of Theresa (Szkutak) Nanni. Born in Buffalo, NY he was the loving son of Olga (Biscaro) Linnerborn of Sun City, AZ, and the late Bernardo Nanni.
Mr. Nanni was a U.S. Naval veteran serving as a Data Systems Technician during the Vietnam War. On August 10, 1991, in Woodstock, CT he was united in marriage to the former Theresa Szkutak.
He enjoyed going to flea markets and antique stores with his wife. Purchasing old electronics and furniture that needed refurbishing.
Mr. Nanni worked for several Computer companies including Data General, Stratus and most recently worked for many years as a Senior Electrical Electronics (EEE) and Mechanical Engineer for EMC Corporation.
Bernie was a member of the VFW and at the age of 73 was still continuing his education at Quinebaug Valley Community College recently receiving a Certificate in Mechatronics Automation. He recently began studying Architecture. Bernie had a passion for music, computers, puzzle games and everything electrical and mechanical. Bernie loved woodworking, working outdoors and repairing old radios and clocks. He loved playing with his grandchildren and telling everyone stories about electronics and all his life adventures. He loved to laugh, enjoyed movies and the daily comics. He also played Golf, loved to cook and enjoyed travel, most of all his annual trip to Aruba for the last 25 years.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Theresa (Szkutak) Nanni; his children, Bernard R. Nanni and his wife Joy of Baltic and Samantha M. Dwyer and her husband Daniel of Bristol; his mother, Olga (Biscaro) Linnerborn of Sun City, AZ; his siblings, Mark Nanni of FL and Kim and Debra Nanni both of AZ; and his grandchildren, Bernard C., Trisha, Dade, Braydan, and Ethan.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bernie’s family from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2022, in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT 06260, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 4:00p.m. Memorial donations in Bernie’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.