Edmond Anthony Botta

April 28, 2023
Edmond Anthony Botta

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Edmond was born on October 25, 1928, in Torrington, Connecticut. His parents were Matteo and Emilia Botta. Being the youngest of five brothers, he carried the lifelong nickname of “Tim” after Tiny Tim. Edmond was drafted into the Marine Corps and served during the time of the Korean War. He was known for his humorous stories about his early life, military service, and working in New York City.

He married Mercedes Garcia in 1954, eventually settling in Raritan, New Jersey, and raising a family. Edmond worked for various brokerage firms in the Financial District of New York City. Active in the Republican Party, he ran for town council twice. He served on the Board of Education for the Bridgewater-Raritan School district- in time becoming Vice-President.

Living in River Bend, North Carolina, after retirement, Edmond served as town historian. In 2004, Edmond and his wife relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia. He became a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. Edmond enjoyed all aspects of history, dining out, opera, poetry, NY Yankees baseball, collecting old books, and Azzurri Soccer.

Edmond is preceded in death by his brothers. He is survived by his wife, Mercedes; and his three children, Mark, Elizabeth, and Paul. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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  • June 01, 2023
    Mary Stone says:
    Dear Botta Family - I was fortunate to have Mercedes and Edmond as neighbors in Williamsburg for many years. We enjoyed many dinner parties and celebrating holidays with our close friends Karen and Ron over the years. It was always delightful to listen to Edmond share his fond memories of New York and Connecticut. He will be missed.