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Orest "Presty" SALMOIRAGHI

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SALMOIRAGHI, Orest "Presty"

Orest "Presty" Salmoiraghi, 95, of Plainville, passed away surrounded by his family, on November 26, 2012 at Apple Rehab of Farmington Valley. He is now reunited with his beloved wife of 67 years, Elinor (Landry) Salmoiraghi, who predeceased him in 2006. Presty was born in Bristol on Aug. 17, 1917, and was the last surviving of seven children to the late Agostino and Livia (Marieni) Salmoiraghi. A lifelong resident, he attended Plainville High School and EC Goodwin Technical Institute, and has been a longtime active parishioner of Grace Lutheran Church. A master mechanic and talented craftsman, Presty was a jack of all trades and master of all. He could build or fix anything and never said no to a project. He retired after 46 years of hard work at Marlin Rockwell at the age of 62, and was a proud member of UAW. Presty was an outdoors enthusiast, having a special love for fishing and gardening, and fulfilled his love for nature by building a vacation cottage in New Hampshire where he spent many years with his family. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Presty was a true gentleman, whose kind and caring ways and sense of humor created a wide circle of friends. He leaves his family with many cherished memories and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his children, Jacqueline Peterson of Middletown, Peter and his wife, Denise of Colchester, Richard and his wife, Wendy of Guilford, William and his wife, Bonnie of New Britain, Cynthia and her partner, Maureen Palmer of Torrington, and David and his wife, Patricia of Manchester; he also leaves nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two grandchildren; his brothers, Edward, Joseph, and Lewis and his sisters, Inez, Amelia, and Ida.
A celebration of Presty's life will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 222 Farmington Ave, Plainville. Committal services will follow at West Cemetery. Family and friends may gather on Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 48 Broad St. Plainville. In lieu of flowers, Presty may be remembered with contributions to Grace Lutheran Church or a local hospice of one's choice. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 28, 2012
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