John W. Aceto, 88, of Manchester and Old Saybrook, beloved husband of 60 years to the late Ruth (Patten) Aceto, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.
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John was born Feb. 17, 1922 in Manchester to the late Pasquale and Anna (Cacciapaglia) Aceto, attended local schools, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country during World War II where he fought in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, and the Rhineland. John was employed with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a lead-man for over 40 years until retiring in 1979. He was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church in Manchester and St. John Church in Old Saybrook. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Campbell Council 573, a member of BPOE 1893 in Manchester, and an avid duckpin bowler.
John is survived by his three children, Larry Aceto and his wife, Stevie, of Manchester, Laurie Aceto of Manchester, and Lynn Policella and her husband, Richard, of Medfield, Mass.; seven loving grandchildren, John Ditmer and his wife, Michele, of Tolland, Cailin Donahue and her husband, Benjamin, of Bolton, Kate Borofsky and her husband, Peter, of Manchester, Michael Aceto and his fiancée, Jessica Taylor, of East Hartford, and Shaun, Justin and Ryan Policella, all of Medfield, Mass.; and three great-grandchildren, Christina and Brian Ditmer and Jack Borofsky. He also leaves his two brothers, Joseph Aceto of Dayton, Ohio, and Nene Aceto and his wife, Emma, of Manchester; his sister-in-law, Fran Aceto of Manchester; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, John was predeceased by his two brothers, Paul and Peter Aceto and his three sisters, Beatrice Ames, Julia LaRiviere, and Antoinette LaVallee.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at 9 a.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bridget Church, 80 Main St., Manchester. Burial with military honors will follow in East Cemetery, Manchester.
Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Manchester Manor Recreation Fund, 385 W. Center St., Manchester, CT 06040.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 24 to Nov. 28, 2010