SCOPPETTO, Merrill F. "Moe"
Merrill F. "Moe" Scoppetto, 91, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Hartford, loving husband of Angeline G. (Vignone) Scoppetto for 67 years, passed away peacefully, Monday (May 13, 2013) at home. He was born August 13, 1921 in Hartford and was the son of the late Ferdinand and Lillian (Aprea) Scoppetto. In his younger days he was a professional football player. He was a proud World War II, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Area. He participated in action against the enemy at Kwajalein Atoll, Eniwetok Atoll, Guam and Okinawa with the 2nd Separate Pack Howitzer Battalion. Moe was employed by the former Grinold Auto Parts and later Acme Auto Parts for over 50 years. He enjoyed traveling, golfing and working in his backyard. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Denise S. Benoit and husband, David L. of Wethersfield, Robert P. Scoppetto and wife, Janet of Northborough, Massachusetts, Richard Scoppetto of Manchester and Jay Scoppetto of Honolulu, Hawaii; his sister, Joyce D'Elia and husband Joseph of Wethersfield; six grandchildren, Michael Benoit, William Benoit and wife, Danielle, Jason Scoppetto and wife, Jenna, Jacob Scoppetto and wife, Samantha, Jeffrey Scoppetto and fiancée, Michelle Belanger and Laurie Scoppetto; ten great-grandchildren, Brandon and Abagale Benoit, Kasandra, Elizabeth and Victoria Paris, Philip Laurentano, twin brothers, Truman and Emmitt Scoppetto and Angeline and James Scoppetto. A very special thank you to his caregiver, Delcita, JoAnn from Aging Care and the most helpful team at the Geriatric Department of Aging at the VA in Newington for the care, love and compassion shown to Moe and his family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. The burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill with full military honors. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Moe's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005 or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.desopo.com.