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Peter L. Marchese

1924 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Peter L. Marchese Obituary

Peter L. "Pete" Marchese CMSGT, USAF, (retired), 89, of Coventry passed away peacefully Friday, March 7, 2014. He was born August 22, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Leonard and Anna Marchese. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during WWII retiring after 30 years. He started his career at Kaman Corp in 1959 retiring in 1989. His retirement didn't slow him down. He volunteered his time to many organizations, including Manchester Memorial Hospital as a "greeter" and Bradley International Airport as an "ambassador". Peter was predeceased by his only daughter, AnnTherese Shapiro. He is survived by his two sons and their familes; Leonard and Penny Marchese and their children Len and Sara. Peter and Brenda Marchese, and their son Anthony. He also leaves behind five great grandchildren, and a son in law, Marc Shapino, as well as his close friends Ron and Gail Hunley. We are sincerly thankful for all the support from the staff at Kimberley Hall North, especially his nurse Merideth. Relatives are welcome to join the family for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church 1600 Main St Coventry, CT 06238 at 11:00am on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Burial with military honors will take place directly at St. Mary's Cemetery . In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in Pete's name to Garrett Campen Memorial Trust c/o Savings Institute Bank and Trust P.O.Box 161 Hebron, CT 06248. For online condolences please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 9, 2014
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