Americo P. D'Attilio

Americo P. D'Attilio, 92, beloved husband of Alice (Dailey) D'Attilio, of East Hartford, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at home after a long illness.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1921, in Hartford to the late Nicola and Mary and (Caporale) D'Attilio. He graduated from Hartford Trade School and found employment with Pratt & Whitney, retiring after 62 years. A resident of East Hartford for 65 years, Americo was active in the community. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Church and a member of the Cub Scouts and Knights of Columbus. Americo enjoyed life to the fullest especially in family. He was a devoted husband and father who cherished time spent with them. He liked cooking, gardening, boating, vacationing, and in his youth loved ice skating and skiing, and recently spent most of his time puttering around the yard and house. He will be most remembered for his love of children, doing good for others, as well as his good nature.

In addition to his wife, Alice, of 65 years, he is survived by his children, Alana Maria D'Attilio, Laura Ann Wentworth, Richard Raymond D'Attilio, and his wife, Tanya; grandchildren, Nicholas J. Lichatz III, and his wife, Tamra, Jeffrey J. Lichatz, and Richard R. D'Attilio Jr.; great-grandchildren, Nicholas J. Lichatz IV and Tessa Maria Lichatz; and will also be dearly missed by his brothers, Rudolph P. D'Attilio, and his wife, Marie, Raymond F. D'Attilio, and his wife, Sandra; sister-in-law, Beverly D'Attilio; and all his many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Americo is predeceased by his brothers, William E. D'Attilio and Leon D'Attilio.

A period of visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 9:30 a.m. at Benjamin J. Callahan/ Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford with the memorial service beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 2013