Carl A. Belforti Sr., 95, of Worcester, formerly of Hopedale, died October 23, 2013. He was the husband of the late Helen (DiDonato) Belforti and the youngest child of Antonio and Maria (Mazzini) Belforti. He was a graduate of the Hopedale High School class of 1937 and retired from the former Draper Corp. where he was a foreman. He lived in Hopedale for many years, before moving to Worcester in 1985. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Belforti served in the European Theater with the 34th Infantry Division, 133 Regimental Combat Team. He was wounded twice and awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a Charter and Life member of the Lawrence J. Heron Chapter #6 D.A.V. of Milford, and was active for many years serving and Post Commander and Treasurer. He marched proudly in every Veterans and Memorial Day parades in Hopedale and Milford until his ninetieth birthday. He was a faithful volunteer at the annual Forget Me Not drives and enjoyed hosting cookouts and holiday parties at various veterans hospitals and shelters. Both he and his wife befriended many people over the years, especially those isolated and in need. Carl was always a gentleman and was well respected and loved by his family and friends. He leaves two daughters Mary and her husband Kenneth Bejune of Worcester, Linda and her husband Peter Hajek of Burlington NC, a son Carl Belforti Jr. of Lauderdale Lakes, FL, six grandchildren, Daniel and Matthew Bejune, Deborah Zugay, Sandra, Scott and Kevin Hajek and three great-grandsons, Benjamin, Jacob and George Bejune, one brother Frederick Belforti, many nieces and nephews. He predeceased by his brothers, Arthur, Louis, Edward and George, and sisters Frances Gattozzi and Olga Belforti. Mr. Belforti was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Worcester. His family was among of the founding members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hopedale. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, at 11:30 A.M. in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hopedale MA. Burial will follow in the Hopedale Village Cemetery in Hopedale MA. A calling hour will be held prior to the Mass from 10 to 11 A.M. in the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home 46 Water St., Milford MA. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Sisters of St. Josephs Retirement Fund C/O Mont Marie Healthcare Center. 32 Lower Westfiled Rd., Holyoke, MA 01040 or to a charity of ones choice. Please visit us at | www.consigliruggeriofuneralhome.com
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Published in Milford Daily News on Oct. 27, 2013