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MALTEMPO, Louis Louis Maltempo, 92, long time East Hartford resident, passed away on Saturday, (November 14, 2009) at Manchester Manor after a short illness. Louis (Mal) was born May 13, 1917 in Willimantic, CT. He was the son of Nicholas and Stella Maltempo. He was predeceased by Alice Maltempo, his beloved wife of 45 years. Louis served five years in the army in World War II as a member of the Tenth Gun Battalion, attached to the first Division known as the Big Red One. He participated in many major battles in Europe, from France to Berlin, Germany. He was a member of the VFW Post 2083, located in East Hartford. Mal worked for First National Stores Warehouse located in East Hartford for 22 years and was instrumental in bringing First National Stores back to Connecticut, working with Governor Ella Grasso on this project. He became Officer of Local 559 from 1949-1979. In this position he negotiated over 500 contracts. He was later appointed Vice President and then elected President and Business Agent at the same time. Upon retirement in 1979 he became a member of the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, appointed by Commissioner Joseph Perraro and Governor Ella Grasso. He served with dedication to this Board under every governor until 2003 when he retired from this position. He was Vice President of the Leukemia Society of America for 10 years. He was a member of the Italian American Club of East Hartford. He was an avid golfer. Mal was a selfless man who would help anyone at anytime and he will truly be missed. His survivors include his daughters, Emma Croxton of Manchester CT, and Renee Blanchette and her husband, William, of Winsted CT; two grandchildren, Brian Blanchette and his wife, Mary, and Diane Longobucco and her husband, Mario; five great-grandchildren, William, Kevin and Laura Blanchette, Alyssa and Brett Longobucco; two sisters, Lina DiMarco, and Jean Richer and her husband, Norman, all of Manchester CT; and a sister-in-law, Mary Maltempo, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Sam Maltempo, and two sisters, Judy Cargl and Mary Maltempo. Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 4-7 p.m. at the Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford. Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at 9 a.m. from the funeral home to a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church, 33 Church St., East Hartford. Burial with full military honors will be in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Rose Church. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff of Manchester Manor for their excellent care, kindness and concern he received during his stay there. To leave an online tribute or condolence, please visit www.mem.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 16, 2009
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