Posted on | April 1, 2013
Written by | BevNetwork
We note with sadness and respect the passing of Camillo Bocchi, 84, of Princeton, NJ on Friday, March 22, 2013. After surviving a forced labor camp in Germany during WWII, Mr. Bocchi emigrated from Parma, Italy to the U.S. in 1960 and ultimately was employed as a wine salesman for Opici Wine Company of Glen Rock, NJ.
He is remembered fondly by Michael Correra, of Metro Package Store Association: “Camillo and my family go back three generations. He sold wine to my grandfather, my uncles, my dad and myself. He was a wonderful man who worked very hard. He was proud to represent the Opici Family in selling their wines. He was delighted to work so hard for his loving family that he often spoke about. I have memories of him as a kid coming to our family store much later then the rest of the salesman. A truly wonderful gentleman who will be missed greatly.”
He is survived by his wife Elena (née Imbimbo) Bocchi; daughters Diane (husband Donald Esola), Ann (Robert Schwimmer) and Lucy (Michael Kraus); son Anthony (Jennifer Bocchi); sisters Nella and Bruna Bocchi; brother Salvatore Bocchi; and 12 grandchildren.