Windsor Locks Living History Series
The Windsor Locks Living History project was conceived some years ago by members of the Windsor Locks Historical Society.
The task of compiling artifacts, photos, stories both written and spoken is a never ending process. The purpose of the Living History is to capture, in words, the memories that residents have held in trust over decades. It began with lifelong residents whose stories brought times past into the present, highlighting the rich historic legacy of our little town. During that process films taken by Peter Tria brought the World War into focus and the importance of Living History through the eyes of veterans.
Our interviewer, Bill Fiocchetta, was born and raised in Windsor Locks. Bill developed an early love and appreciation for the men and women who served their country in the armed services, as Bill’s father, Albert, was a World War II veteran who spent twenty years in the U.S. Navy. Bill attended Saint Mary School and was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 262, achieving the Eagle Scout Award in 1970. Four years at Northwest Catholic High School, followed by graduation from Fairfield University, Bill had 40-year career in health care management from which he retired in 2018. Bill now resides on a farm in Granby, CT where he and his wife, Pat, raise goats, geese and chickens.
Contributors to the Living History project are James Roche, Kevin Brace, Mickey Danyluk, Ann Marie Claffey, Chet Pohorylo, Robert Pearce and many others.