Welcome to the memorial page for

Victor Battista Carli

October 7, 1930 ~ November 10, 2017 (age 87)

Victor Battista Carli, 87, Born October 7, 1930, son of Giovanni “John” and Carmella (Filippelli) Carli, entered into eternal sleep on November 10, 2017, at home with his family at his side.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Victor moved with his family to a large farm in Hebron Connecticut where he lived for many years and later moved to another farm in Colchester.  He finally relocated to his home in Salem Connecticut.  He excelled in high school, graduating as Valedictorian with high honors from Bacon Academy and later attended the University of Hartford where he earned an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering.  He started working for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division in 1954 in the Weights Section of Naval Architecture.  He was encouraged to attend engineering school evenings to obtain a Bachelors Degree, which he did while working full time for Electric Boat and while continuing work on his family’s farm. He graduated from the University of Hartford at the top of his class with full honors, Summa Cum Laude.  He moved into the Naval Architecture Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics group where he spent the remainder of his 43-year tenure with the company.  During this time, he attended the University of Connecticut and earned a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, again with honors.  Victor had a keen mind and innate curiosity designing and building many devices in his spare time at home, but likely, his proudest achievement was his design work on the Seawolf Attack submarine.  He’d fondly say that he was there when the first nuclear boat, the Nautilus, was build and launched and later, had an integral part in the design of the greatest boat his company ever built, the Seawolf.  He had a long career that he was most proud of.  He retired as Director of Hydrodynamics.

Victor departs his wife of 62 years, Bessie “Dollie” Dominique Carli; his daughter, Dr. Linda Loreen Carli, her husband, Michael Dorsey; his only grandson, Alexander Lawrence Carli Dorsey; his son, Rance Victor Carli and his wife, Athanasia “Nancy” Margaret Carli; three brothers, Richard, Eugene, and David Carli and their families.  He also leaves his brother-in-law, JP Dominique and his companion, Ann Cotton of Myrtle Beach, SC, both of whom he was very fond.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Gloria Sypher and Josephine Carli Schools and one brother, Peter Carli.  Victor was gifted as a kidney transplant recipient and as such, wished for and encouraged any donations to be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1463 Highland Ave., Cheshire, CT 06410. Email: Phone: 203-439-7912 Toll Free: 800-441-1280

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 12th from 1 – 3pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester and again Monday, Nov. 13th from 9 – 9:30 am followed by the celebration of the Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Andrew Church, Colchester.  Burial will be in the New St. Andrew Cemetery, Colchester.

 Service Information

November 12, 2017

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Service
November 13, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Andrew Church
128 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415

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