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George J. Naventi

1923 - 2016 George J. Naventi, 92, of Moscow Road in West Stockbridge, died Wednesday, May 18th at the Laurel Lake Center in Lee. He was born in Lee on December 18, 1923 the son of John and Teresa Trovatelli Naventi and was educated in the Lee Schools. Prior to WWII he worked at the former Clark Aiken Company in Lee. Mr. Naventi proudly served in the US Army as a Ranger during WWII with the 263rd Infantry Regiment 66th Infantry Division from April 1943 until October 1945 followed by the European theater for 16 months until being discharged as a Staff Sergeant on April 9, 1946. After the service George joined his brother, Julius "Mickey" Naventi, in the operation of the East Lee Diner. In 1957 he joined the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority retiring in 1986 as foreman of the Lee Maintenance Department. He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in West Stockbridge and former Scout Leader for Troop #37. He served on the West Stockbridge Fire Department from 1953 until 1974, retiring as a Captain. He leaves his wife, the former Elizabeth "Betty" Bona, whom he married, January 31, 1953 and his son Robert W. and his wife Sandy. He also leaves his sister, Josephine "Irene" Boyne and her husband Tom, of Lee along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Naventi was pre-deceased by his son, Mark J. Naventi in 1983, and his six brothers: Henry "Rico", Paul, Herman, Julius "Mickey", John, and Louis. He also was predeceased by his sisters: Mary Masiero and Katherine Bona. FUNERAL NOTICE: The Funeral for George J. Naventi, who died May 18th, will be held on Tuesday morning, May 24th at 9:15 from the Kelly Funeral Home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 at St. Patrick's Church in West Stockbridge with Msgr. John J. Bonzagni, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday, May 23rd, from 5pm to 7pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make donations to St. Patrick's Church in care of the Kelly Funeral Home at 3 Main St. Lee, MA 01238. If you would like to leave a message of condolence or share pictures please visit our web site at www.kellyfuneralhome.net
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 21, 2016
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