Memorial Mass for Pietrangelo Fatica, age 88, of Italy, will be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 29850 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe.
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Mr. Fatica passed away Oct. 20, 2011, in Campobasso, Italy.
Born Sept. 25, 1923, in Oratino, Italy, he had lived in Wickliffe for 10 years from 1978 to 1988, at worked at Dalton Industries before returning to Italy in 1988.
Mr. Fatica was a veteran of the Italian Army, serving during World War II, and was awarded the Medal of Honor in January 2009.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 62 years, Ascensina (DiPalma) Fatica of Italy; son, Tony (Sandra) Fatica of Wickliffe; grandchildren, Melissa (Jason) Dell, Anthony Fatica, James (Kristen) Fatica and Robert (Bridget) Fatica; great-grandchildren, Caden, Dylan, Gabriel, Kayleigh and Lanila; sister, Giovannina (Fiorenzo) Pinto of Italy; brothers, Domenico (Maria) Fatica and Lorenzo (Carmelina) Fatica both of Italy and Joseph (Carolina) Fatica of Willoughby; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gennaro Fatica; and parents, Giovanantonio and Carmela Fatica.
A funeral was held in Oratino, Italy Nov. 2, 2011, with a Mass at Santa Maria Assunta Church. Burial was held at Oratino Cemetery.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Nov. 16, 2011