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Marcelino "Mike" Otero Adorno

1921 - 2015 PITTSFIELD Marcelino "Mike" Otero Adorno, 93, formerly of Elberon Avenue, died Friday at Berkshire Medical Center. Born on June 18, 1921 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Luis and Tomasa Otero Adorno. A longtime Pittsfield resident, he came to the United States from Puerto Rico in 1938. He was educated in Puerto Rico and after coming to America proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. He was the recipient of the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. Mr. Adorno was employed at General Electric Company for twenty-three years as a maintenance man. He retired in 1987. He had also worked at one time at the former Wyandotte Woolen Mill, the former Mohegan Market and for area contractors, painting and wall paper hanging. He was a communicant of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and St. Joseph Church. He was a member of the Pittsfield American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Italian-American War Veterans Father Contino Post. "Mike" also served as the commissioner of the Pittsfield Housing Authority for twenty-five years. He was a member of the GE Pensioners Club and the Froio Senior Center and also volunteered for many years at RSVP. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and visiting his native Puerto Rico. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, the late Lillian A. Placido; and by his second wife, the late Junietta Salgado. He leaves his son, Louis M. Adorno and his wife, Betty, of Lanesboro; and his daughter, Bonita J. "Bonnie" Adorno of Pittsfield; a sister, Cruzita A. Rojas and her husband, Henito, of Puerto Rico; four grandchildren, Christopher Adorno and his wife, Marge, Lisa DiMaria and her husband, Richard, Natalie Adorno, and Kellie Burke. He also leaves nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews in Puerto Rico. He was predeceased by a son, the late Guillermo Adorno; two brothers, the late Carlos Adorno, and the late Guillermo Adorno. He was also predeceased by three sisters, Candita Alicea, Petra Adorno, and Aleja Romera. The Adorno family would like to thank all of the caring staff at Hillcrest Commons for all of the loving care shown to "Mike" during his stay there. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church celebrated by the Rev. Michael Shershanovich, pastor. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations in memory of "Mike" may be made to Soldier On in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 9, 2015
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